Karlyn Holman Student Scholarships | 2023 General Information


The Chequamegon Bay Arts Council is pleased to announce the availability of college scholarships. The purpose of these scholarships is to acknowledge the past accomplishment and future promise of high school graduates who will enter a field of study leading to a career in the arts.

CBAC would like to thank the Van Evra Foundation for the past years of financial support for our high school scholarship program.


Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be a high school senior graduating in spring 2023.
  • Reside and attend high school in Ashland or Bayfield County.
  • Plan to enroll in a higher education course of study leading to a career in visual, literary, or performing arts.
  • Submit all materials described in the application form.

Amount and Terms of Acceptance

Although subject to change based on the quality and quantity of applications, the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council intends to award scholarships to two students from an Ashland or Bayfield County high school.

Each scholarship will have a value of $2,000 and will be disbursed as a personal check once CBAC receives the W9 form completed in full required by the IRS.

This form will be sent to the winners prior to receiving the check.

Due Date for Applications

Applications must be submitted online or mailed to the address below, received by April 30, 2023. To download a paper copy of the application form, click here: 2023 Student Scholarship Application

Mailing Address: CBAC Scholarship, P.O. Box 25, Washburn, WI 54891

Announcement Date

Recipients will be notified by May 13, 2023. CBAC will contact high schools to present the award at pre-graduation award ceremonies.

Assistance with Application

If you have any questions and/or require assistance with completing your application, please email the grant coordinator, LeeAnn Frey:

THERE IS NO ‘SAVE AND CONTINUE LATER’ OPTION. Please have essays and answers ready to submit. Click HERE to download application.

2023 Karlyn Holman High School Scholarship Application

Please provide the best phone number at which to reach you.
Arts Category(Required)
College Acceptance Status(Required)
Please let us know the status of your college plans/acceptance:
Will You Be a Full-Time Student?(Required)

Summary of Training & Experience

Chronological Summary(Required)
Please list the following in reverse chronological order (one item per row): 1. Formal and informal arts training, classes, workshops, internships, etc. 2. Activities, exhibitions, performances, recitals, etc.

Application Questions

How did your arts training and activities lead you to your course of study?
Describe your most successful arts experience to date.
Describe your anticipated course of study.


Visual Arts - Attach at least 8 and no more than 15 works of art produced solely by the applicant. Format may be digital images, or originals if in a size that is easy to transport and handle. Performing Artists – A one-page detailed description of your approach to a performance, your preparation to perform, and how that preparation informs what you actually do onstage. Option: This may be supplemented with a CD or DVD that includes your work, stills, or other materials that represent your work. Literary Artists – Attach a description of your writing experiences and include at least one sample of an original literary piece.
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    Letters of Reference

    Submit at least 2 letters of reference from adults who can comment on your arts talent and your academic potential. The starred teachers are required. 1. * Teacher in your art form. 2. * English, social studies, mathematics, or science teacher. 3. Others of your choice.
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