George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts Art Contest

Award Amount: $45,000

Number of Awards: Fifteen (15)

Deadline: January 19, 2018

Winner Announcement: Not Known

Brief Description:

Are you a creative high school junior or senior? If yes, you are invited to use your creativity to bring a monster, myth, or legend to life through an original work of. The opportunity is provided in partnership with the Louisiana Folklore Society, George Rodrigue formed GRFA. All juniors and seniors in Louisiana are eligible for entry in the GRFA Art Contest. They encourage students to explore their own regional folklore like George Rodrigue did, however, they also welcome them to create their own unique monster, myth, or legend through their art.

Host Institution:

In 2009 George Rodrigue formed GRFA as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. In addition to providing financial assistance in the arts and other areas, GRFA will plan, develop, and implement a series of unique educational art programs that are specially designed to enhance and expand art curriculums, despite continuing state and federal cutbacks.


In order to apply for this program, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • All juniors and seniors in Louisiana are eligible for entry in the GRFA Art Contest.
  • Seniors must be enrolled in college for the fall 2018 semester in order to receive scholarship funds.Juniors will receive a cash scholarship towards future college expenses.
  • No test score, grade point average, or college major requirement is necessary for entry.

Instructions for Applying:

You can enter in this contest through this given link:

Award Description:

  • A group of 15 finalists will share $45,000 in college scholarships.
  • The 15 winning entries will travel on public view for one year as an exhibition at museums and cultural venues across Louisiana.

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