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High School Competitions

Mika and Their Brand by Rachael Menke, BFA Exhibition 2022

Each year the Discover FAA High School Competitions challenge students to stretch their abilities while they explore the wide variety of classes and majors offered within the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Students who enter are eligible for scholarships to one of our college degree programs or our summer programs. Through these competitions, we hope to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers and emphasize the importance of the arts in society. The competitions for 2021–22 have ended. Check back this fall for details about how to enter the 2022–23 competitions.

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The winning senior for each competition will receive $1,000 to be applied toward their first-year college expenses. The student must enroll in a program within the College of Fine and Applied Arts to receive the award and must meet all requirements for entry to the University of Illinois and the intended FAA program.

The winning freshman/sophomore/junior for each competition will receive one scholarship to attend an FAA summer program. Eligible programs are the FAA Summer Intensive, Discover Architecture, and Illinois Summer Youth Music.

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