2014 WCANH Scholarship

Now taking applications for this year's scholarship award!

Award: $1,000 College Scholarship* plus a one-year membership in WCA/NH, including exhibition opportunities. 

Open To: A female undergraduate or graduate 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.

Deadline: for submission is April 1, 2014 

Winner notification: by May 1, 2014 



5 images of recent works in jpeg format (600 x 900 pixels), and titled in this format: Yourlastname_Yourtitle.jpg

Image List, with title, medium dimensions, year completed

Artist’s Statement of 50-100 words, related to the submitted work

Your contact information.

If you have any questions please contact the WCA/NH Exhibitions Coordinator Donna Catanzaro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Click here to complete your submission online.


2013 WCANH College Scholarship Winner!


The winner of the 2013 WCA/NH annual $1,000 College Scholarship is Kayla Bernier of Silver Lake, NH. She is a junior at Plymouth State University majoring in Graphic Design with minors in Media Studies and Photography. You can see more of her work at www.kaylalynngraphics.com. Congratulations Kayla!


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 and our "Notecard Project". 

Our Past Scholars:


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. 


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.


Saren Triff, an Illustration & Art Education major at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH. Saren, from Fremont, NH, is due to graduate in May 2014.


List of eligible institutions:  (email us at info@wcanh to add your institution)

Colby-Sawyer College

Dartmouth College

Franklin Pierce College

Hesser 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

Plymouth State University

Rivier College

Southern New Hampshire University

St. Anselm College

University of New Hampshire