Special Achievement Awards

The Scholastic Awards partners with organizations to offer students Special Achievement Awards: special opportunities to receive additional scholarships for works in certain categories or dealing with particular themes.

Portfolio Scholarships

Gold Medal Portfolio 

Scholarships of $10,000 are presented to 16 students earning a Gold Medal for their portfolio.

Silver Medal with Distinction Portfolio

Scholarships of $1,000 are presented to select students earning this award.

Summer Scholarships

High-achieving students with financial need can apply for the opportunity to attend creative summer programs tuition-free through the Scholastic Awards Summer Scholarships program. Students who receive these scholarships will be able attend day camps, boarding programs, pre-college programs, and much more, at prestigious arts and literature organizations and schools across the country.

Students can apply for Summer Scholarships via their Scholastic Awards accounts.

Scholarship Partners

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers partners with colleges and universities to earmark scholarships for college-bound Scholastic Awards recipients. While scholarships for graduating seniors are designated through the Alliance’s Scholarship Partners, they are not guaranteed. Each university has the final decision-making authority on awarding these scholarships.