Manito Art League Offering Scholarships

Manito Art League Scholarships are available for anyone living within or attending an
accredited school within a 70-mile radius of Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin. Applicants must be
a graduating high school senior, a college student, or an adult 18 years or older interested in
any of the fine arts, such as the following:

  • Animation
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Game Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Photography
  • Songwriting
  • Theater
  • Video Production
  • Vocal Performance

Scholarships are for tuition only and usually range from $500-$2,000, depending on the number
of applicants. The Art League has awarded more than $220,000 in scholarships since 1979.
Scholarships must be used by May 1, 2022. Besides the MAL Scholarship, there are two other
scholarships with specific requirements.

Polly H. Ullrich Scholarship for Early Career Artists

This is a yearly scholarship in the amount of $2,000 towards tuition and related expenses at an
accredited college or university, not for profit, public or private, or professional school. The
scholarship will be awarded to anyone under 30 years of age, within a 70-mile radius of
Manitowish Waters, WI seeking to be an early-career artist.

Rutherford/Raedeke Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000 yearly scholarship is awarded towards tuition only, to a Wisconsin resident.
The recipient must be a high school graduate enrolled as a full-time student in a bachelor, master,
or doctor of philosophy degree at a four-year college or university and majoring in fine arts.

Fill out the MAL Application form. Write a minimum one-page essay that explains how this
course of study will help fulfill your artistic goals, addressing the importance of the medium
used. Included in that essay is the need for financial aid. Send three examples of the artist’s
works via picture or .jpg; or three 1-minute videos for dance, vocal or musician. The scholarship
application deadline is May 1, 2021.

After all the applications are received, decisions will be based upon the total number of
applicants, the essay explaining financial need and describing how the applicant’s artistic goal
will be met by receiving the award, and the samples of the artist’s works. The Polly Ullrich
Scholarship will be chosen first, followed by the Rutherford/Raedeke. Depending on the number
of applicants, the remainder will receive the Manito Art League Scholarship. Please do not call
about the status of your application. The Scholarship Committee will notify you as soon as
possible so your school can include your award for graduation ceremonies.

Scholarship applications are available at All
applications will be accepted from January 2021 through May 1, 2021. Email to If mailed, they must be postmarked by May 1, 2021, the
application deadline.

Mail to:
Manito Art League Scholarship Committee
P. O. Box 298 Manitowish Waters WI 54545

Email or call if you have questions, Emily Bokern, 715-216-2478. All applicants will be notified as soon as possible after the due date.