The Golden Gate Atelier has limited resources, but we are committed to helping advanced students with financial need.  In addition, applicants are encouraged to apply for scholarships from foundations which support the classical tradition.  The information below comes from the foundations’ websites.

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

The Greenshields foundation was founded in 1955 by C.G. Greenshields in memory of his mother. The objective of the Foundation is to promote an appreciation of traditional expression in painting, drawing, printmaking or sculpture, by aiding worthy students or emerging artists. To be eligible for a grant candidates are required to have already started or completed training in an established school of art and/or to demonstrate, through past work and future plans, a commitment to making art a lifetime career. No geographic requirements.The Foundation welcomes applications throughout the year. There is no deadline for sending the application form. Each grant is $12,500 (Canadian). For more information, contact:

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
1814 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite #1,
Montreal, Quebec CANADA H3H 1E4
tel. 514-937-9225 / e-mail

Art Renewal Center (ARC) Student Scholarship

The ARC seeks examples of paintings and sculpture rendered from life and representative of nature as reflected in figurative studies and compositions, landscapes, still lives, and portraits — work that that seeks to capture a fully recognizable likeness of the model.

No entry fees are required. The competition will be judged exclusively on the basis of merit. Please read the scholarship requirements carefully. Any special questions or requests to ARC Director of Public Relations, Jason Livanis.

The John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Foundation Fine Art Award

The purpose of the Scholarship is to foster high standards in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in the classical tradition of western culture. Here are some suggested subject categories for artworks. It is not necessary to provide something from each category:

1. Painting from life
2. Drawing from the figure (nude)
3. Composition
4. Landscape

The scholarship is open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race creed or color. The age limit is between 18 and 35 years. Appointments will normally be for one year and the amount available for distribution will approximate $5,000.00. In general, the recipient may use the funds granted him in any way he wishes to further his art education along conservative lines, but the Committee reserves the right to make recommendations. Each successful competitor will be required to submit a brief quarterly report together with digital images on a disk of his work and a more complete report at the termination of the scholarship.

Do not send images or any material before November 1, as the Committee does not maintain storage facilities. Send images and completed application blank in one package by U.S. MAIL or Air Express. All possible care will be taken of entries, but the Committee cannot be held responsible for loss or damage.