The ARTS FOR LIFE Scholarship has been created to encourage those entering college or continuing their college education to pursue a career in the arts (defined below) following graduation.  The following guidelines will be adhered to when selecting a recipient:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an arts undergraduate program at an accredited college or university.  Arts programs include, but are not exclusive to: performing arts (music, dance, theatre) and visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, film, photography, etc).  Arts programs not defined as Fine Arts but related to the arts may be considered if superior work has been demonstrated in this area.
  • ​Applicant must have participated in a Metro St. Louis community theater production or event in the past two years (1/1/2018-12/31/2020).  Metro St. Louis is defined as any location within 35 miles from Clayton city center.  Participation includes performance, staff and/or crew, orchestra, etc.
  • Applicant cannot have been the primary recipient of a previous ARTS FOR LIFE Scholarship.


A completed application will include the following:

  • Completed AFL Scholarship Application Form (signed information sheet and answers to essay questions)
  • Resume of performing arts and/or visual arts experience
  • List of Metro-STL community theatre involvement from 1/1/2018-12/31/2020
  • List of any honors or awards received pertaining to involvement in the arts and/or scholastic achievement
  • One recommendation letter from a mentor in the arts: teacher, director, board member, etc.Type your paragraph here.

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​Completed applications will be accepted through April 12, 2020, and must be postmarked by this date.  Please mail completed applications to:


Scholarship Application

P.O. Box 16426

St. Louis, MO  63125

or e-mail completed application to

 Recipients will be notified of the award prior to the 21st Annual AFL Best Performance Awards on June 14, 2020.  

AFL Scholarship

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2021 Recipients

Isaiah Henry &

Audrey Neace