Opportunity for High School Juniors to apply.
2014 application link below

Sharpe Scholars

We are in the process of creating a database of all the Summer Seminar students. Please contact us at and give us your current information including - address, phone numbers, email address, college attended, year graduated, current occupation and any other information you would like to share with us. This information is for Foundation use only. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Thank you,

Program Officer/Office Manager


The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Summer Seminar, is a scholarship program (full tuition, room and board and all seminar related expenses, excluding transportation), available nationally to artistically gifted high school juniors (2013-14) in public and private high schools, or home schooled. The Summer Seminar, held on the campus of The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is designed as an art institute offering an intensive visual art studio program for the students. Three, two-week seminars will be held this summer.

This two-week program allows each student to gain a stronger foundation of skills and understanding in the visual arts through experiencing college-level drawing and painting classes in a group setting. Artists-in-residence serve as the primary instructors. The artists will provide instruction, giving specific problems to solve and assignments to complete. Students will live in a dormitory, eat all meals in the dining hall and have access to all campus facilities. Sessions concerning careers in art, the development of a portfolio, and small group discussions with artists sharing their unique insights, technical expertise and commitment to art, will be included. Students will also enjoy a full schedule of evening activities. Trips are planned to draw and paint in the mountains, visit area museums, and sightsee in the Pikes Peak area.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the National Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2013-2014.

Application Deadline   April 10, 2014

2014 Summer Seminar Postcard Announcements
will be mailed early January 2014

To download Application Form Click Here

For more information, contact

Program Officer/Office Manager
The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation 
725 North Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Phone: (719) 635-3220

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