Lancaster County Council of the Arts Academic Scholarship

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will award one scholarship this coming school year for the sum of $750.00. The scholarship will be presented at the Lancaster County Council of the Arts Annual Meeting in June. The scholarship check will be written to the recipient and the college or university being attended.


This scholarship is presented to a high school senior residing in Lancaster County who will graduate during the 2020-2021 school year and be accepted as a full- time undergraduate student at a fully accredited college, university or technical college. The Lancaster County Council of the Arts (LCCA) will rank all applications with a points system. The LCCA prefers that the recipient major in at least one of the following arts areas: dance, literature, music, theatre, folk & traditional arts, or visual arts but it is not a requirement. The applications are evaluated on the following criteria:


  • 30% - major

  • 25% - student form submission

  • 15% - grades overall and grades in courses related to arts fields

  • 10% - courses taken and club membership related to arts fields

  • 10% - community service

  • 10% - recommendation letters


The recipient must demonstrate ability, knowledge, and need in the application. The applicant must have met admission requirements and have been accepted to the institution of his or her choice.


If the recipient is awarded the scholarship based on a major in the arts fields, and then changes the major out of these areas, the scholarship will then be awarded to the second place applicant if he or she is still in compliance with the guidelines because the ranking system gives the most points for the major.


Sponsors of this scholarship program are the Lancaster County Council of the Arts Board of Directors.


The deadline for this application and supporting material to be submitted to the LCCA is Friday, May 7 at 3:00 pm.




201 W. Gay Street

PO Box 613

Lancaster, SC 29721



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