Scholarships & Awards

Parkersburg native Luke Frazier, founder and conductor of the American Pops Orchestra, approached Artsbridge in the summer of 2019 with the idea for an annual scholarship for graduating West Virginia high school seniors who are pursuing Fine Arts in college. The scholarship application and rubric are distributed to local high school guidance counselors, administrators, and Fine Arts teachers. The scholarship, called the Donna Campbell Award for Excellence after Luke’s grandmother is for the amount of $1,500 for the first semester of college. There will be two student scholarship winners chosen this year, each for $1,500.

In addition to the student scholarship award, Luke has set up an award for an outstanding Fine Arts Teacher. 🎨 This award, called the Janet Frazier Award for Excellence, also named for one of Luke’s grandmothers, shall have two West Virginia winners annually; one elementary or middle school Fine Arts teacher and one high school Fine Arts teacher. Nominees for this award must be currently teaching Arts, Music or Drama. Both recipients will receive $1,000 for supplies for their classroom. Nominations can be made by parents, students, administrators, fellow teachers, etc. You can email the completed applications to (please put Scholarship Application or Award Nomination in the Subject line) or mail them to Artsbridge, 925 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101. Please put to the Attention of Dianne Davis, Board President.

The deadline to apply is February 28, 2023. These Scholarship award opportunities are available to all students in our service area in WV which includes, Wood, Ritchie, Pleasants, Jackson, Roane, Doddridge, Tyler and Wirt in West Virginia. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Dianne Davis via email.