The Iowa Arts Council is reminding Iowa high school students that Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, is the deadline for applying for a 2010 Iowa Scholarship for the Arts.The scholarship is awarded to Iowa students who will graduate from an Iowa high school during the 2009-2010 academic year and plan to pursue a proven artistic ability in dance, literature, music, theater, traditional arts or visual arts at an Iowa college or university.

Each recipient will receive $1,000 to $2,000 toward his or her 2010-2011 college tuition and related expenses as a full-time undergraduate at a fully accredited Iowa college or university with a major in one or more of the disciplines considered for the award.

To be considered for the award, students must complete the scholarship application available at, write an essay about their future career goals in the arts and include two letters of recommendation.

Applications and attachments are due by 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, in the Iowa Arts Council offices at 600 E. Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50319. Incomplete, illegible, handwritten or faxed applications will not be accepted. Application review, criteria, approval and notification process information is available at Please contact Sarah Ekstrand at 515-281-4657 or for more information.