Individual Applicants

Funds are available to pursue courses of study in secondary schools, colleges, universities and/or other formal entities; or study or work with art companies (such as ballet or opera companies), or study with individual artists. Study may take place either in the U.S. or abroad. Recipients should demonstrate talent and promise in a recognized art form. The evaluators look for evidence of commitment to the chosen discipline as a career choice, as well as accomplishment and potential.

Applicants should be residents of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, including the cities of Winchester and Harrisonburg, and the counties of Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Shenandoah, Page, and Rockingham in Virginia, and the counties of Jefferson and Berkeley in West Virginia.

Using the link below, please download the application into a PDF fillable form by saving it to your computer, completing the form (saving as you go) and printing 3 copies for submission. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. If you have difficulty with the PDF application, please email the administrator for a version in Word. Applications must be mailed and postmarked by March 15.

You should read the Requirements carefully before beginning the application. In addition, please refer to the FAQ page on this website. Questions are welcomed and most efficiently answered via email at


2024-25 Application and Requirements

If you are having difficulty downloading the application, you may need to update Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Or contact the MPLF Administrator.