Art Within Us Scholarship

Art Within Us: The Linda Regula Legacy Scholarship is an annual $2000 scholarship for high school seniors in the Muskingum County community who plan to pursue a career in the arts. The deadline to apply is April 20, 2023. One winner will be announced on May 15, 2023. In addition to the monetary prize, the scholarship recipient will be acknowledged at the Y-Bridge Arts Festival in July and given a space/tent to showcase their work.

This scholarship is being presented in memory of Zanesville artist/author/teacher Linda Regula. Linda believed everyone is capable of being an artist and dedicated her life to inspiring people to pursue their creative passions.

Scholarship Requirements

•GPA of 2.5 or higher

•700-900 word essay (or video) addressing how art has impacted your life, volunteer/community service work you have done, and how this scholarship will help you pursue your artistic endeavors.

•5 examples of artwork (any form – visual art, writing, music, dance, performance, etc.) that can be shared with us digitally either by uploading the files, or linking to YouTube/Vimeo. Please note: your creativity and vision are far more important to us than technical perfection.

•Completed application form

Application Form

When you have all of the requirements ready, submit your application using the link below. You can view the application whenever you’d like, but don’t start filling it out until you are ready to apply, because it won’t allow you to save and continue later.

About Linda

An artist and resident of Zanesville for 17 years, Linda Regula contributed to the lives of many through her art. But art wasn’t her only passion. Linda was also an author, teacher, activist, gallery-owner, and community organizer. She shared a studio with her husband Jim at Tower Studios in downtown Zanesville, where she created deeply personal, vibrant paintings addressing her own personal experiences and her perspective on contemporary issues, especially those adversely affecting women and children. Her paintings have been displayed in numerous exhibitions where her colorful visual voice inspired viewers to connect with their powerful messages. Linda brought together her love of community and the arts when she created the Y-Bridge Arts Festival in Zanesville. As a writer, Linda’s published works include a children’s series, young adult fantasy novels, and adult fiction. As a mentor to countless artists, motivational speaker, and through the nonprofit she co-founded called the You Will Rise Project, she helped people all over the world feel empowered to express themselves and also learn to love and accept themselves in the process. Hear her story in her own words by watching the Artist Talk video below.


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This scholarship is presented in partnership between ArtCoz and the You Will Rise Project, two organizations dedicated to preserving Linda’s legacy.