Art Scholarships

For more than 60 years, Divine Child’s Art Department has been cultivating the talents of art students and helping them unleash their creative energy through more than 20 different studio classes. Many Divine Child graduates have gone on to pursue a career in the creative industry, including alumni who’ve returned to DC as art instructors, Matthew Zemba ‘94 and Walter Grysko ‘07. To support our flourishing art students, we offer four scholarships made possible through donations from supporters like you. Learn more about the scholarships and make a gift below. 

About the Scholarships

Brothers' Bond: Art Scholarship in memory of Brian Zemba ’92 and Michael Grysko

Each year the fine arts department selects one or two exemplary art students who have excelled in their artistic studies over the course of the year and awards them a $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship honors the memory of Brian Zemba ’92, the late brother of current DCHS art teacher Matt Zemba ’94, and Michael Grysko, the late brother of current DCHS art department leader and art teacher, Walter Grysko ‘07. 

God's Grandeur Catholic Art Competition Scholarship

As a Catholic school, it is our goal to promote all that is good, true and beautiful. In a specific way, Catholic artists are called to respond to the profound desire of the human heart for beauty. This competition seeks to promote the important vocation of Catholic artists who work to reflect God’s glory through their work. The students engage in a formation activity on the Catholic view of beauty, present a proposal of their entry artwork to the art department, write a one page reflection on the experience and their piece, and submit the final artwork for review.

Fine Arts Farewell Scholarship

The Fine Arts Farewell Scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors who are pursuing art in college, based upon this student’s artistic talent and body of artwork over his or her four years at DCHS, as selected by a panel of art teachers and DCHS administrators. The winner receives a $1,000 scholarship toward his or her studies.

Make a Difference Scholarship

The Make a Difference Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has studied in the applied arts field and is pursuing a consumer or family science degree in college. This scholarship is in honor of the former Divine Child home economics, applied arts and family sciences teachers. The recipient earns a $750 scholarship.

Ss. Mary & Martha Culinary Arts Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who excelled in culinary arts and is pursuing culinary arts after high school. The winner receives a $750 scholarship toward their studies.

Support Divine Child Art Programs

Help us continue to have one of the leading art programs in Michigan. Please consider making a gift to our fine arts program, applied arts program or our performing arts program including band, choir and theatre.
Donate to general Arts Fund