Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship

Funding for recipients to attend summer intensive programs.

Anthony Quinn was an Academy Award-winning actor who appeared in more than 150 films, and was a talented sculptor and painter. The Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship Program was established to commemorate his contribution to the arts and support his vision for an art conscious society.



The Scholarship Program is an annual competition for high school students seeking funding to attend summer intensive arts programs. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent, dedication and a strong commitment to personal artistic growth.

The Scholarship Program focuses on the Literary Arts, Media Arts (Film, Photography, Animation, Anime and Computer Graphics), Performing Arts (Dance, Theater, Singing, Instrumental) and the Visual Arts & Design.  Scholarship recipients can apply Foundation funds to any recognized pre-college or arts education program. Funds awarded will be sent directly to the arts education program designated by the student. The Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship cannot be used for secondary school or college tuition.

Scholarships are awarded competitively and applications are reviewed by a panel of judges who are practicing artists, art educators, and experts in the various fields of focus.  Judges are completely independent from the Foundation’s board/staff, and are geographically dispersed throughout the United States. The Foundation makes an effort to distribute the funds evenly across all artistic disciplines.

The maximum scholarship award is $2,500. Since the tuition costs of many summer intensive programs can exceed this amount, we encourage our applicants to plan for and to seek partial funding from other sources.  

Pre-registration for all applications closes on December 9th.