Dolphin Galleries Scholarship for the Visual & Creative Arts

2021 Scholarship Winner Has Been Selected

Carly Jessop has won the 2021 Dolphin Galleries Scholarship :) Thanks to everyone who has entered. We saw a lot of great art this year!

Dolphin Galleries Encourages Students to Explore the Visual & Creative Arts

The foundation for a successful career begins with education, but Dolphin Galleries recognizes that attending a college or university may not be feasible for all students and their families. Having been in the Art industry for over 42 years Dolphin Galleries recognizes the importance of the visual & creative arts as a preservation and expression of culture. We would like to give the opportunity to the next generation to continue following their artistic and creative passion.

Scholarship Awards

*First Prize: $1000

The Application Process

To participate in the contest, applicants should put together a selection of their best 5 works with a 100-word description of each, that relate to the expression of culture in the modern age.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must be attending or planning to enroll in an accredited United States college or university during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Applicants must be in good academic standing.

Planning or currently pursuing an arts-related major or minor.

Application Process

In order to participate, applicants must send their works via email to by July 20th, 2021, at 9 a.m. PDT. In the body of the email, please include the following information:

  • Your name, address, and phone number
  • If you are under 18, the contact information for your parents
  • The name of the school you are attending or planning to attend
  • Your current or intended course of study

Please have your portfolio emailed to us by July 20th, 2021, at 9 a.m. PDT.

Once the application period has ended, our scholarship committee will review the portfolios and choose a winner by July 26th, 2021. The committee will consider the following factors:

  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Artistic Skill
  • The substantive content of the response

Privacy Policy

All personal information collected from scholarship applicants will be used only for the purpose of awarding the Dolphin Galleries Visual Arts Scholarship. No personal information will be distributed, sold, or provided to third parties.


If I am not a United States citizen, am I eligible to apply?

If you are not a United States citizen but attend an accredited United States college or university, you are eligible to apply.

How can I submit my portfolio?

In your email to our scholarship department, include attachments of the work, either as jpg. png. or zip file.

How will the winner be announced?

The winner will be notified via email or telephone and will be announced on our scholarship page by July 26th, 2021.

Will my works be published?

All scholarship portfolios have the possibility of being featured on our website or social media. If you wish not to have your works published, please disclose that fact in your email.

More About Dolphin Galleries

Dolphin Galleries works with some of the most renown artists in the world. We have been in business since 1976 with over 16 locations and have begun representing our artists online gaining them access to a much wider audience. We help to connect collectors directly to the works of the artists we represent. We believe in the spreading the appreciation of art throughout the world. From the emotion and skill put into every piece by our artists; to the thoughts, feelings, and emotions these pieces provoke.


Contact information

If you have any further questions, please contact

Please do not call us regarding scholarship information. Email only. If in doubt, submit your art.