Pima County Youth Arts Award

Extended Application deadline: Monday, April 11, 2016


In collaboration with Pima County Community College Foundation, TPAC is proud to announce the continuation of the Pima County Arts Youth Award (PCYAA).  PCYAA recognizes talented high school students in various forms of art, such as: dance, music, theater, visual arts, media arts and literary arts. This award provides high school students funds toward their college education at Pima Community College.  Awards range from $1,000 to $2,000.

This award provides an opportunity for young adults to excel in their fine art area of choice. With multiple categories, students have a chance to display their artistic abilities. Last year’s winners included students from Pueblo Magnet High School, Desert View High, Tucson High Magnet of the Arts and Canyon del Oro High School.

Who is eligible? At the time the application is submitted, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled as a senior at a high school within Pima County, and graduating with the class of 2016
  • Must be planning to attend Pima Community College in the fall of 2016
  • A resident of Pima County
  • Resident status: Applicants do not need to show proof of residency to apply for this award, but you will need to follow PCC’s Residency Requirements in order to enroll in PCC.  Please make sure to read PCC’s Residency Requirements AND call or visit one of the District Admissions or Student Services Centers (at one of the PCC campuses) to check eligibility.

For more information contact:
Denise Uyehara at 520-624-0595 x18

Important dates

Information Session: 

Thursday, March 10, 4:00pm-5:00pm
First floor of 100 N. Stone Ave. in downtown Tucson
Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend to learn more about the award

Extended Application deadline: Monday, April 11, 2016

11:30PM  (online application deadline)
5:00PM   (if you hand deliver a hard copy of the application to the TPAC office @ 100 N Stone Ave #303)

Tutorial Video:

Pima County Youth Arts Award How to apply on paper

Pima County Youth Arts Award How to apply online