Anacker Scholarship for the Arts

  • To quality, you must be a Thurston County resident (for one academic year or longer), graduating in 2020 from a Thurston County high school or homeschool, who has enrolled or will be enrolling in a course of study focused on the arts and intending to pursue a career in the arts.

    The selection of award recipients is merit-based, which is determined on the following factors: demonstrated academic ability, extracurricular activities, community service, life experience, and career goals.

    The deadline for completed applications is April 3, 2020. Please reach out to info@washingtoncenter.org with questions.

    Please note that no employee or member of the Washington Center or Anacker Scholarship for the Arts Committee is eligible to apply. Members of the immediate family can apply with the provision that the related member not serve on the committee during the year in which the application is considered.

  • Applicant Information

  • Academic Information

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • College or University you are planning to attend:
  • Have you been accepted?
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Personal Statement

  • The Review Committee is seeking a well-rounded student. Please address any of these items in your personal statement:
    • Demonstrated academic ability: A student need not be at the top of his/her class, but must have demonstrated a capacity to succeed in school or in the community.
    • Extracurricular Activities/Community Service and Life Experience: Volunteer projects and active participation in school, church, or community activities, which indicate a commitment to service. These are as important as academic ability.
    • Obstacles: Special circumstances such as family, financial, or personal problems, which may make an applicant more worthy of consideration.
    • Career Goals: An indication of how the scholarship contributes to future career goals in the arts.
  • Please use this space to write your personal statement.
  • Alternatively, you may upload your Personal Statement in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word format.
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc.
  • Letters of Recommendation

  • Please submit two letters of recommendation to support your application. Letters may be uploaded below or mailed to the Washington Center before April 3, 2020.

    Letters of recommendation
    • One from a teacher or advisor
    • One from someone who can comment on your overall character, achievement, and promise
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc.
    Please submit in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word format.
  • Transcripts

  • Please submit your high school transcript(s) to support your application. Transcript(s) may be uploaded below or mailed to the Washington Center before April 3, 2020. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Drop files here or