Scholarships 2018

CSS Scholarships for 2018


Two student and one non-student scholarship are offered through CSS every year.

Call for scholarship applicants by The California Sculptors Symposium, Inc., a non-profit corporation managed by sculptors, that holds a week long sculpture symposium at Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria, California. The camp is nestled in a rural setting next to the ocean away from the distractions of daily life. We invite students and the general public to gain a better understanding of how sculptures are created. This is an educational event that is non-discriminatory and non-judgmental. Throughout the week, lectures and demonstrations on design, technical topics, and professional trade information are aimed at increasing the sculptors’ creativity and expertise. It is a stimulating environment where participants come together to learn and share their enjoyment of working with stone and other media.


The California Sculptors Symposium, Inc. is offering art scholarships to its 16th Annual California Sculptors Symposium. The 16th Annual California Sculptors Symposium will be April 22-29 2018 at Camp Ocean Pines, Cambria, CA.


To be considered for a student scholarship, students must submit a letter of intention and 3-5 photo examples of their work. Priority will be given to two students enrolled in at least 9 academic units. We are looking for student applicants who have demonstrated a strong interest in sculpture. Please include the name of your school, academic year, and the number of academic units in which you are enrolled.


The non-student scholarship for CSS: To be considered for a scholarship, applicant must submit a letter of intention and 3-5 photo examples of their work.


Applications must be received by February 1, 2018, email both of the following emails: and

Charlie Kleiman Student Scholarship


The purpose of this fund is to enable a qualifying one “art student” to attend the California Sculptors Symposium 2018. The art student does not need to be enrolled in a formal art education program.

The selection criteria is based on Charlie’s value in creating sculpture in stone. Applicants have to submit 3-5 images of their sculptures, plus a letter to the CSS selection committee stating their goals of creating sculpture in stone. The applicant who most closely mirrors Charlie’s vision sculpting in stone will be awarded the scholarship.


A CSS selection committee will receive applications staring in October 2017. The deadline for submission will be February 1, 2018, and the recipient will be notified by February 15, 2018. CSS treasurer will manage this fund.


Applications must be received by February 1, 2018, email both of the following email addresses: and



To make a donation to this fund, mail: California Sculptor’s Symposium c/o John Johnson, 242 Donner, Ventura, CA 93003. All donations are tax deductible. CSS is a non-profit 501c3 since 2005.

North West Stone Sculptors Association (NWSSA).


CSS will be offering one of their members a full scholarship to the NWSSA annual symposium which runs from July 7 to July 14, 2018, and will be held at Pilgrim Firs, southwest of Port Orchard, WA.  This is an exchange scholarship.  To be eligible you must have attended CSS in the past (any year).  The ideal candidate has not had the opportunity to attend NWSSA in the past, and would not be able to attend without the funding.  The scholarship includes all meals, lodging, and instruction for the week.  *Please be advised travel is not provided.


Please send one letter of intention and of 3-5 image examples of your work. Applications must be received by May 25th, 2018, email both of the following email addresses: and