In addition to the district and state exhibitions, the program involves a portfolio competition for senior students who wish to pursue their arts training in higher education. The portfolios are adjudicated by professional artists and professors from the art departments of partnering institutions. Five students from the portfolio competition are selected to receive a $500 scholarship from the State Arts Council. Partner institutions may match that award, providing a total of $1,000 if a student chooses to attend the partnering institution. Institutions likely to honor these students by partnering with us are Alabama State University, Auburn University, Auburn University Montgomery, University of Montevallo, Troy University in Troy, Savannah College of Art and Design (Georgia), University of Alabama Birmingham, University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, University of North Alabama, and University of South Alabama.