2014 WCANH College Scholarship Winner!

The winner of the 2014 WCA/NH annual $1,000 College Scholarship is Hannah Smith of Plymouth, NH. She is a junior at Plymouth State University majoring in Printmaking. You can see more of her work at hannahmariesmith.squarespace.com. Congratulations Hannah!



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:


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 www.kaylalynngraphics.com.


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

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