Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation Arts Scholarships

Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) Scholarships are presented to graduating high
school seniors seeking to further their education in the:

  • Performing Arts – theatre, music, or dance;
  • Visual Arts seeking to further their education in visual arts paintings, sculptures, stained
    glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, digital media, and photography;
  • Filmmaking to further their craft in the film industry in documentation or narrative, or
    animation filmmaking.

The Performing and Visual divisions will be based on each students’ experience and contributions in their particular field and a teacher’s recommendation and will be selected by professionals in each field before the end of each school year to be awarded at the school’s award ceremony.

To be considered for these awards, Performing and Visual Arts student must submit a typed 1 or 2-page application which includes the following information:

  1. Name, current telephone number, mailing address, email address, and name of High School.
  2. High School coursework in their perspective arts program, completed and current.
  3. Additional outside or extracurricular arts experience.
  4. Future educational and career goals.
  5. How this scholarship will benefit and/or assist the applicant.
  6. Why this scholarship should be awarded to the applicant.
  7. Applicants must include a Letter of Recommendation from their high school
    performing art and visual instructor.
    8. A} Performing Art students should submit a video tape or DVD of the applicant’s performance, no longer than 5 minutes. All Performing Art participants are asked to make sure their music, dance, or dramatic presentation underscores their talents
    and shows performers at their best. The camera should be focused on the performer rather than a large group. OCAF will not accept audio CDs as the members need to see each performance.
    8. B} The Visual Art students’ projects should have a minimum of three photos of examples of the applicant’s work either on printed photo paper or digital format, such as DVD, SD card or a flash drive. The digital storage media will not be
    returned. Students are advised not to email photos of their work. All students are advised not to use YouTube as it will not show them to their best advantage.

The Filmmaking scholarships will be chosen and presented at the Oceanside International Film Festival held each year in August. These entries are available from November to June. Films are judged by a panel of experts. Notifications of accepted films are in June. If your film is accepted to be shown at the OIFF, the student’s entry will be in consideration for the Scholarship.

Submit the Scholarship package to OCAF, PO Box 3054, Oceanside, CA 92051. Application DEADLINE is Friday, May 28, 2021. For questions please email to ocaf@ocaf.info.