Summer Scholarships

We are in close communication with our partners regarding summer scholarships and the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Some scholarship offerings may change, and we may be delayed in selecting or notifying some scholarship recipients. For updates on the status of specific programs, please check their websites directly.

About the Program

The Scholastic Awards Summer (SAS) Scholarship Program provides students who have been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards an opportunity to attend summer art or writing programs on a full-tuition scholarship.

Students do not apply for specific summer programs, instead they apply for a SAS Scholarship, and we work with our partners to place students into a program that will work best for them based on their availability, location, and interests.


Students in grades 7–11 who receive a Gold or Silver Key and complete a SAS Scholarship Application are eligible for a SAS Scholarship. Individual programs may set additional criteria.

How to Submit

The application period opened on January 31, 2020. To apply, log into your account at You will find My SAS Scholarships Application on your student dashboard.

Application Deadline: March 13, 2020

Application Check List

All applications must contain:

  1. Your Gold or Silver Key art or writing.
  2. Up to five recent examples of your best art or writing.
  3. Complete answers to all questions in the written part of the application, including your Profile and Student Questionnaire.
  4. The Parent/Guardian Questionnaire must be completed by your parent or guardian.


Visit our SAS Scholarship FAQ page for answers to common questions about the program.

Recent SAS Scholarship Partners

92Y’s Young Writers Workshop
New York, NY
Appalachian Institute
Appalachian Institute for Creative Learning
Asheville, NC
Appel Farm
Appel Farm Arts Camp
Elmer, NJ

Bard College at Simon’s Rock Young Writers Workshop
Great Barrington, MA

Boston College
College Writing Workshop
Creative Writing Seminar
Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston University
Visual Arts Summer Institute (VASI)
Boston, MA

Camp Ballibay for the Fine and Performing Arts
Wyalusing, PA

Cleveland Institute of Art
CIA Summer Pre-College
Cleveland, OH
Education Unlimited
Emerging Writers Institute
CT, CA, and DC

Hugo House
Scribes Creative Writing Summer Camps
Seattle, WA

Idyllwild Arts
Creative Writing Intensives
Idyllwild, CA

Interlochen Center for the Arts
Interlochen Arts Camp
Interlochen, MI
Iowa Young Writers’ Studio
Iowa City, IA

Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs
Summer Enrichment Program for High School Students
at Villanova University
Villanova, PA
Juniper Institute for Young Writers
Amherst, MA

Summer Workshop for Young Writers at the Kelly Writers House
Philadelphia, PA

Kenyon Review Young Science Writers
Gambier, OH
Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop
Gambier, OH

Minnesota Writing Project Summer Youth Camps
Minneapolis, MN

New York State Summer School of the Arts
School of Visual Arts
Fredonia, NY

New York University
High School Summer Art Intensive
New York, NY

Oxbow Summer Art Camp
Napa, CA
Parsons the New School for Design
Summer Intensive Studies
Pre-College Academy
New York, NY
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Summer Academy for High School Students
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Writing Project
Project Write Summer Camp
Philadelphia, PA
Pratt Institute Summer Precollege
New York, NY
Putney School Summer Programs
Putney, VT
Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison University
Granville, OH
Ringling College of Art and Design
Ringling College of Art and Design
PreCollege 2020
Sarasota, FL
Savannah College of Art and Design
SCAD Rising Star
SCAD Summer Seminar
Savanna, GA
School of Creative and Performing Arts
New York, NY

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Summer Institute Residency Program
Chicago, IL

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts
SMFA Pre-College Studio Art Intensive
Boston, MA

The School of the New York Times
New York, NY
Washington, D.C.
School of Visual Arts
Pre-College Program
New York, NY

Shared Worlds Camp
Spartanburg, SC

Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program
Snow Farm Summer for High School Students
Williamsburg, MA

Sotheby’s Summer Institute
New York, NY

Syracuse University Summer College
for High School Students Program

Syracuse, NY
University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center
Summer Art Residency
Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center
Summer Writing Residency
Iowa City, IA

University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design
Digi-Fab Discovery
Ann Arbor, MI
The University of the Arts
Pre-College Summer Institute
Philadelphia, PA

University of the South
Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference
Sewanee, TN

University of Virginia at Sweet Briar
Young Writers Workshop
Sweet Briar, VA
Writopia Lab
NYC Day Camp
Teen Writing Seminar
New York, NY
The Writers Circle
New Jersey

Suffield, CT