SCHOLARSHIPS

The Mission

Since its inception in 1916, Topeka Art Guild members have worked to build bridges between those who create art and those who can benefit from the joy art brings. Topeka Art Guild’s mission is to promote and support the visual arts and arts education through public programs, scholarships and original art exhibitions.

2024 Scholarship form.

The Topeka Art Guild offers a scholarship each year.

Meredith Kucera Featured in the Gallery: June 2023

See more from the 2023 scholarship winner.

Lenna Turner and Adisyn Stofer Featured in the Gallery: July 2023

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Lee Wolgast Featured in the Gallery: August 2023

See more from the 2023 scholarship winner.

Scholarships Awarded to High School Students

One way Topeka art Guild honors its mission is by offering three scholarships to local high school students who are going to pursue art as part of their career. They have to submit examples of their work, an essay, a recommendation letter, and their transcripts to apply. This year, the scholarship money is given in honor of Louise Pansy Byrd, the grandmother of one of our artist’s, Cynthia Byrd Stotlar-Hedberg. Pansy was a self-taught artist who inspired Cynthia’s artistic endeavors. Cynthia is paying it forward by funding the scholarships as she did in 2022.

This year's entrants were:

 Meredith Kucera  Washburn Rural High School  First Prize $1000 Scholarship
 Courtney Lankford  Royal Valley High School  
 Victor W Organista  Royal Valley High School  
 Addison Stofer  Christian Academy   Third Prize $300 Scholarship
 Leena Turner  Jefferson West High School  
 Lee Wolgast  Washburn Rural High School  Second Prize $500 Scholarship





The Topeka Art Guild supports and promotes the visual arts and art education through public programs and exhibitions of original work.

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