College Scholarship Program

The 2018 WCA/NH Annual Scholarship

To be awarded to a deserving female undergraduate student majoring in the visual arts, at a degree-granting New Hampshire college or university.
The student must be a full-time resident of New Hampshire and the deadline is April 1, 2018.


Sign up for EntryThingy, our online application, beginning February 2018. Upload images and fill out all info.
Be sure to include in your Artist Statement: your Current School, Major, whether you are Full or Part time, Anticipated Graduation Date, and Current Status.


A female undergraduate student majoring in the visual arts at a degree-granting, accredited New Hampshire college or university.
The student must be a full-time resident of New Hampshire.
High School students are not eligible.
You must be currently enrolled in a college or university.
Submissions must be entered or postmarked by midnight April 1, 2018.
Winner notification by May 1, 2018.


$1,000 College Scholarship* plus a one-year membership in WCA/NH, including exhibition opportunities. $1,000 Scholarship payable to school upon confirmation of enrollment. Payment will be made to Bursars Office by September 15 each year.

WCA/NH 2018 Scholarship Winner!

We are pleased to announce  that Paige Benshemer, of Brentwood NH, has received a $1,000 scholarship and a one-year membership in WCA/NH. Congratulations, Paige!

Paige Benshemer attends Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH, majoring in Studio Art with a concentration in painting and a minor in education.

WCA/NH Scholarship History

Since 2005, the New Hampshire Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA/NH) has awarded an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a female NH resident majoring in the visual arts at a NH college or university and showing artistic merit and promise. The scholarship also awards a one-year membership in WCA/NH, which includes access to exhibition opportunities and other programs. WCA/NH receives over a dozen applicants from across the state each year, and their portfolios are judged by WCA/NH Board members representing different disciplines in the visual arts. Each year’s Annual Scholarship Program begins in February and submissions are accepted throughout the Spring. Judging takes place in April. Funds for the annual scholarship are raised through donations. Visit to contribute!

Past WCA/NH College Scholarship Winners

2017: Allison Carrasquillo and Mindi Holland, both studying at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH. 2016: Helena Akhtar, from Manchester, NH, studying Photography at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. 2015: Bonnie Farren is a student at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord. 2014: Hannah Smith of Plymouth, NH. She is a junior at Plymouth State University majoring in Printmaking. More of her work can be seen at hannahmariesmith.squarespace.com2013: Kayla Bernier of Silver Lake, NH, attended Plymouth State University majoring in Graphic Design with minors in Media Studies and Photography, was awarded the 2013 scholarship of $1,000. You can see her work at 2012: Marissa Maitland, of Manchester NH, attended the New Hampshire Institute of Art as a Painting major, was awarded the 2012 Scholarship award of $1,000. 2011: Jillian St. Pierre of Hooksett, NH, attending New Hampshire Institute of Art as a Ceramics Major won the 2011 Scholarship Award of $1,000.00. As a part of her senior year she took a trip to attend a ceramic symposium in Tokyo, Japan. She joined us at our Spring 2012 Members meeting which was held in Concord at the Kimbell Jenkins Estate, and she gave us a slide presentation of her work, and talked about her experiences in Japan and how it influenced her work. 2010: Saren Triff, an Illustration & Art Education major at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH.

List of Eligible Institutions

Colby-Sawyer College · Dartmouth College · Franklin Pierce College · Greatt Bay Community College · Keene State College · Lakes Region Community College · Lebanon College · Manchester Community College · New England College · New Hampshire Institute of Art · New Hampshire Technical Institute Concord · Mount Washington College · Plymouth State University · Rivier College · Southern New Hampshire University · St. Anselm College University of New Hampshire

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