OCAF 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.

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.

Download our Scholarship Application, fill it out in its entirety and submit it to us at this address: ocaf@ocaf.info

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.

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.