Thanks to the collaboration with United Way and a private Foundation, Woodlawn Arts Academy was able to start an A.R.T.S. Scholarship Program. This program is by teacher recommendation only and is offered to 3rd through 8th graders at Unit 5 and Rock Falls Schools. We have been able to reach over 60 different advanced art students over the course of the past three years; exposing these students to different mediums and visual art techniques not available at the schools because of budget restraints. These students have had their artwork displayed in professional exhibits and have won regional awards; making them more prepared for high school level work. Many of these students have expressed an interest in pursuing art for their future studies.