K-12 Student Scholarship
About This Grant
The east central Minnesota region has many young, talented, and energetic artists deserving acknowledgment! Because of this, the East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC), with funding appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature, decided to offer these gifted young people a Scholarship opportunity to assist their promising futures as artists.
The East Central Regional Arts Council is pleased to offer Scholarships in amounts not to exceed $599 to any student in high school, middle school, or elementary school intending to enhance their artistic talents. The annual deadline for application is March 1. The student must live in one the following counties: Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Pine, or Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe lands in Minnesota. This is not a Scholarship program for college credits, nor is it meant to replace regular artistic classes or training for homeschooled children. This funding cannot be used for travel or projects outside the State of Minnesota. This funding is targeted to fund special art projects or programs for kids. All scholarships must be completed by December 31 of the application year.
Primary considerations for reviewing applications will be artistic quality and merit of the proposed project, and the student artist's goals and (age appropriate) artistic background.
Application materials needed are the Scholarship Guidelines (available for download as a pdf at the bottom of this page) and the ECRAC Online Grant Portal (directions below). At least three Scholarships for kids are available from ECRAC this year. This is a competitive program.
- The student must live in one the following Minnesota counties: Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Pine, or on Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe lands.
- This is not a Scholarship program for college credits, nor is it meant to replace regular artistic classes or training for homeschooled children.
- This funding cannot be used for travel or projects outside the State of Minnesota.
- This funding is used to fund special art projects or programs for kids.
Where to Apply
East Central Regional Arts Council has moved to an online granting system. All applications going forward must be submitted through the ECRAC Grant Portal. Please refer to the tips below to help you navigate the new system.
Links for each grant program application will only become available about 4 - 6 weeks prior to each grant deadline.
On your first visit to the ECRAC Grant Portal, you will need to create a new account with a username and password. Please note that if you are applying as an organization, your organization can only have one username and password for the online system. Please be sure to keep this information as you will need it again to access the Portal for grant requirements and for all future requests.
Returning to an Application
Your application does not need to be completed in one session and can be returned to and edited until you formally submit the application. Please be sure to save your application often while working on it and before you exit the system. To return to your application, you can access the ECRAC Grant Portal through the Manage My Grant page. There you may logon using the email address and password you created the first time you entered.
There are fields in the application that will require you to upload information (documents, media, etc.). Please note that your information may not be completely uploaded until you click “Save”. Be sure to save your application often so as not to lose any progress or information.
Submitting an Application
Once you have completed and reviewed your application, you may submit the application for funding consideration. Once an application has been submitted you will be able to view the application, but not edit or make any changes to it.