The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship

The P. Buckley Moss Foundation is delighted to announce its P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship to high school seniors. The program is available to young people who have learning disabilities and are aspiring towards a career in the visual arts.The mission of the program is to promote the integration of the arts into all educational programs, with a special focus on children who learn in different ways. The scholarship award upto $1,000.00 will be awarded to one or more students with financial need, a certified language-related learning difference, and artistic talent.

The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education is a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all donations to the Scholarship Fund are tax deductible.The Foundation was created and initially funded in 1995 by the P. Buckley Moss Society, an organization of over 15,000 members worldwide.


Criteria for eligibility for the P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship include:

  • Graduating high school senior
  • Verified specific language-related learning disability
  • Verified financial need
  • Visual arts talent
  • Acceptance to accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college
  • Intent to pursue career in visual arts

How to Apply:

To be applying, the applicants may download application form, by the given link:

Supporting Documents:

Submit an original completed application form plus three (4) additional separate copies of original in the order listed below. Additional items (CD’s/Audio/Video) must be sent with original plus 3 copies. (i.e., 5 completed, separate and in order listed applications.)

  • Nomination by a P. Buckley Moss Society member (brief letter from nominator stating relationship is optional). List only one nominator.
  • Verification of a language-related learning disability. Provide a letter (maximum two pages) from your case manager or counselor which details diagnostic information and progress. Do not send an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • High school transcript – (unofficial)
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from a faculty member at your school and the other from someone who knows you outside of the school setting (not from a relative)
  • Evidence of financial need (submit parents’ most recent 1040 tax form.
  • Portfolio consisting of 4 to 6 photos of visual art projects
  • Essay responses to the following three questions (be specific and convincing) limit responses to 100 words per question.
  • Select three words that best describe you and provide evidence and examples of these qualities.
  • Explain your specific learning disability, how it has challenged you, specific strategies you have used to cope, and the effects it has had on your life.
  • Where do you intend to go to school and why there? How do you plan to use your artistic talent? (e.g., what do you see yourself doing in 10 years with your art?)

Submitting Details:

All materials for each applicant must be included in one mailing. Applications are to be sent to the P. Buckley Moss Foundation office to:

  1. Buckley Moss Foundation 108 S. Wayne Ave., Waynesboro, VA 22980 Phone: (540) 932-1728 Fax: (540) 941-8865,

Financial Aid and Award Money:

The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship is an up-to $1,000.00. Scholarships are potentially renewable for up to three additional years for a 4-year college.

Application Deadline:

The complete application packets must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 31st.

Link for More Information:

Contact Information:

For more information or questions, contact the P. Buckley Moss Foundation at (540) 932-1728.

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