“If the arts exist to enrich our lives… then the Washington Center’s mission must surely be not only to provide the various art forms but to nurture the pursuit of them in our young people.”

– Sally Anacker, former Board President

The Washington Center Anacker Scholarship for the Arts is a monetary scholarship presented to one graduating senior in Thurston County who will be enrolling in a course of study focused on the arts, and intends to pursue a career in the arts.

Contributions help sustain the fund, supporting an ever growing list of young scholars pursing the arts.


Application Information

Application Deadline: April 11, 2023

Options for Applying: 

Complete the application online here.

Print or submit via email.



To qualify, you must be a Thurston County resident (for one academic year or longer), graduating in 2023 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 11, 2023, 11:59pm. Please reach out to with questions.