Announcing the winners of the 2016-17 RFA Scholarship Competition

This year’s Rau for Art scholarship competition was among our most competitive to date. More than 140 young artists from 16 schools competed for 3 scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $7,500. The competition was close throughout the judging process, and we were blown away by all of the participants.

Our ten finalists came together on Saturday, April 1 for a luncheon to celebrate their achievements and to announce our three winners. Congratulations to our 2017 scholarship recipients, and thank you to everyone who participated!


THIRD PLACE – $1,500 Scholarship

The Dream Lives On by Alexis Crimen
Riverdale High School

SECOND PLACE – $3,000 Scholarship

Ode To The South by Ta’Juan Clark 
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

FIRST PLACE – $7,500 Scholarship
with the chance to study art in Italy
plus $500 to school’s art program

Peaceful Mission by Lexi Despaux 
Fisher High School