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Scholarship Application Information

The Arts Association of Oldham County (AAOC) awards three (3) $5,000 scholarships to seniors residing in Oldham County who plan on majoring in the arts.

The AAOC scholarship is given to a graduating senior residing in Oldham County who plans to attend a
two or four year college or university or to a student who will participate in an apprenticeship or a
vocational school in the arts. Non-accredited schools are also eligible.

We consider the arts to include but not limited to:

  • Visual art to include but not limited to: sculpture, painting, drawing, glass work,
  • Performance art to include but not limited to: acting, written or performed music to include musical theater and voice, dance, choreography
  • Creative writing to include but not limited to: journalism, poetry, essays, literature
  • Photography 
  • Graphic design 
  • Interior design 
  • If you have questions as to what is included in this “art” category, please contact Donna at this email address: for an explanation.

Start compiling a portfolio of your art work NOW! A portfolio can be a DVD or CD of performances, a traditional portfolio of visual art or photography, or a compilation of writings. If you have questions, call for advice and help with the portfolio. Make sure you are registered on the Oldham County Scholarships  web site.


  • Portfolios should be in a 3-ring binder with clear sleeves.
  • All portfolios should have the cover sheet on the first page.
  • You may include a list of any awards you have received in your chosen field of art as well as recommendations from teachers, etc

***If you are applying for a scholarship from AAOC and are not attending an art program or majoring in your art, in a short essay, explain how you will use your art in your chosen field i.e. therapist using singing for stutterers, engineer using art talents for drawing plans.

Visual Art

No more than five (5) photographs of your work (no originals) with an explanation of the piece of art and what the medium is. (Placed on the back of the page).

Performing arts

A cd or thumb-drive (in a format commonly used) of no more than 4 performances. Please identify yourself in the performance with a description of what and where the performance was done. If voice or instrument, you must include the sheet music of the performance. (musical theater is excluded from providing the score.)

Creative writing and journalism

Essays, short stories, poetry, and newspaper articles you have written should be included. No more than five (5) with photographs for journalism.


No more than eight (8) photographs with a short explanation of what you were trying to capture with a shot. This should be on the backside of a copy of the photograph.

In addition to portfolio, student must be registered on the Oldham County Scholarships web site.

Hand-deliver or mail portfolio with cover sheet no later than March 1 to:

Donna Miller
c/o Arts Association Oldham County
104 East Main Street

La Grange, KY 40031


The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to the Arts Association of Oldham County with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Arts Association of Oldham County is a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Contact Us
Office: 502-222-3822

We appreciate the support of our community.


Oldham County Arts Association
Gallery 104
104 East Main Street
La Grange, KY 40031

Visiting Hours:
Tuesday - 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday - 10 am - 4 pm
Thursday - 10 am - 4 pm
Friday - 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

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