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Gustave Blache III Art Scholarships

Cultivating artistic talent from Louisiana

To help foster Louisiana’s young artists, the LEH and the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City have partnered to offer the Gustave Blache III Art Scholarships for Aspiring Artists.

Named after accomplished Louisiana artist and SVA alumnus Gustave Blache III, the scholarship is open to all aspiring artists from Louisiana interested in pursuing either Bachelor or Master of Fine Arts degrees in illustration at SVA, one of the nation’s premiere art schools.

“This is a life-changing opportunity for Louisiana’s young artists, one that will further foster critical thinking skills with the creative arts as they have never had before."
Louisiana artist, Gustave Blache III

Recent Scholarship Recipients

The winners of the 2019 Gustave Blache III Art Scholarships for Aspiring Artists from Louisiana are Marguerite “Maggie” Michel of New Orleans (undergraduate award) and Paul Michael Wright (graduate award).

Learn more about the 2019 recipients

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“The Gustave Blache III Art Scholarship is giving me a chance to attend an amazing school and pursue my passion for art in one of the most creative cities in the world.”
Marguerite Michel, scholarship recipient

How to Apply

Aspiring artists from Louisiana who are either high school seniors (undergraduate award) or seeking to begin work on a Master of Fine Arts degree (graduate award)

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration Scholarship Award of $25,000/annually for four years
  • Master of Fine Arts in Illustration Scholarship Award of $25,000/annually for two yearsThese $25,000-a-year scholarship awards represent $20,000 toward an annual tuition fee of $40,000 and $5,000 toward school-run, dorm housing.

Typically, applications for the scholarships open in late summer and close late fall, with awards announced in January of the following year.

Applications for the Gustave Blache III Art Scholarships for Aspiring Artists are currently closed.

Please read the Account & Application Creation Guide and Scholarship Terms and Conditions carefully before beginning an application.

All applicants will be required to upload a portfolio of original work, including a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 art samples.

Of special note: The awarding of the Gustave Blache III Scholarship for Aspiring Artists from Louisiana is dependent upon the applicant’s successful application and acceptance into SVA’s illustration program. Students applying for a Gustave Blache III Scholarship should carefully review SVA’s admissions requirements and be prepared to submit an application to SVA. The application deadline for graduate admissions at SVA is generally mid-January. For undergraduates, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

This scholarship may not be used at any other school.

Below are the direct links to the School of Visual Arts admissions requirements pages. All applicants should carefully review SVA’s requirements, including guidelines for portfolio submissions.

If you have questions about the scholarship program, please email GB3info@leh.org.