The Naomi Rabb Winston Scholarship in Two-Dimensional Art
Scholarship Overview: The Naomi Rabb Winston Scholarship in 2-Dimensional Art is an annual scholarship for visual artists between the ages 16 to 22
Deadline Date: February 1, 2023
The Naomi Rabb Winston Scholarship in 2-Dimensional Art is an annual scholarship in honor of the late Naomi Rabb Winston
who endowed the Winston Scholarships, is available through the National Society of Arts and Letters to visual artists ages 16 to 22
years, in two categories (16-18yrs) (19-22yrs)
- Applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise of future success.
- The scholarship funds are for private study, special training or personal advancement in the applicants’ chosen art fields.
The funds can be used for college tuition and required art supplies, but not for housing, travel or personal expenses.
- Scholarship funds are sent to the institution, teacher or program selected by the scholarship recipient. Scholarship
recipients have 15 months to use the funds.
- Scholarship recipients may reapply as often as their age allows and are eligible to participate in other NSAL competitions.
ELIGIBILITY Applicants must:
1. Be a citizen of the United States. A copy of birth certificate, passport, or naturalization papers must be submitted with
2. Be at least 16 years old, but not older than 22 years by March 1, 2023.
1. The art works must be original and created by traditional methods. Photographs, computer generated images or computer
digital painting and three-dimensional works are “not” permitted.
2. The style of work may be realistic, abstract or expressive.
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS TO THE WASHINGTON DC CHAPTER (incl. Md & Northern Va)
1. The following should be posted to a Google Drive Folder and a shareable link and should be sent by Tuesday, February 1st,
2023, by 5 pm to email@example.com:
a) a completed 2 page Application Form,
b) a copy of the applicant’s US birth certificate or current US passport/naturalization certificate
c) images of 5 examples of the applicant’s artwork (high resolution jpeg) Each image must be labeled with the artist’s
name, title and the medium of the artwork.
Note the application must show the title, the dimensions of the work and the date it was completed. Art works must have been done
within the past two years
2. Works must be two-dimensional and may be on paper, canvas, masonite, metal or wood panels. Mediums may include
pencil, pen, charcoal, colored pencil, watercolor, gouache, tempera, oil, encaustic, acrylic, mixed media and original prints created
by the printmaking processes.
1. Qualified judges will be given copies of the age and brief bio of each artist and how they want to use their scholarships.
2. NSAL-DC judges will select the artwork of two applicants as winners, one in each age category, (whose applications will
be sent to National NSAL) and up to five Highly Commended applicants. Note: The two WA-DC winners will have to mail in their
application form with a flash drive (see Technical Requirements above para) by Mon, Feb 20, 2023 to Celia Josephs, NSAL-DC
Chair, who will mail in their complete applications to the National Chair before the March 1st, 2023 National WA deadline.
1. Care and caution must be exercised in the handling of all flash drives. (Winners only to provide flash drives when
2. NSAL-DC reserves the right to reproduce in color or in black and white, the flash drives of the art submitted by the
finalists. The reproduction will be used for educational and/or publicity purposes only.
1. Contestant applications are due to the NSAL Chapter nearest their homes, schools, universities or colleges by 5pm,
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org (see Technical Requirements above)
2. Chapters must send the application(s) of their finalist(s) to the National Chair before the March 1, 2023 deadline.
3. Winston Art Scholarship & Frank Wright Award recipients will be announced the first week in April 2023.
Award Amount: Varies
Up to $16,000 in Awards and Scholarships. The scholarship funds are for private study, special training or personal advancement in the applicants’ chosen art fields. The funds can be used for college tuition and required art supplies, but not for housing, travel or personal expenses.
In most years, as many as eight to ten scholarships are awarded in varying amounts. Visit website to see past awardees.
Contact Name: Celia Josephs
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone Number: (202) 997 0381
Additional Contact & Submission Information:
NAOMI RABB WINSTON ART SCHOLARSHIP WASHINGTON DC CHAIR:
Celia Josephs, 6820 Wisconsin Avenue, #8012, Chevy Chase MD 20815
firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 997 0381
Eligibility: Citizen/Permanent Resident
Profession/Major: Visual/Performing Arts
Grade Level: Undergraduate Students, High School, Technical Level Students, High School Graduates
Institution Type: 4-year college, 2-year college
Other: Multiple Opportunities