After Michelangelo and Raphael, the Art of Renaissance Rome was perhaps best defined by the work of two brothers Taddeo and Federico Zuccaro. Not only were they among the most highly sought after artists of their generation, they were also a major influence behind the creation of the first art academies in Europe.

    Through early struggles of their own, the Zuccaro brothers developed a particular interest in the training and wellbeing of other young artists who had come to Rome to learn the art of "disegno" and even made plans to found a special refuge in the Eternal City for deserving students who arrived there with no place to live.

    It is in this spirit that the Zuccaro Scholarship has been established to assist with the education of aspiring artists who are in need of financial assistance and intent on learning the art of "disegno" at Mims Studios.


    Applicants must be committed to the study of classical drawing and painting, and possess a respect for the patience and diligence necessary to develop a meaningful career in the arts. Award of this scholarship will be based on merit and need, and beginners are welcome to apply.

    Recipients will be announced on the first day of September each year, and are automatically accepted into the program. The full scholarship amount of $8000 is to be used toward tuition and will be distributed each quarter over a two year period ($1000 each quarter). All recipients must commit to at least two years of study at Mims Studios. In the event that two recipients are selected, the Selection Committee may award two full scholarships or divide the amount between the two recipients.

    Deadline for submission:

    July 31, 2009

    Click below for Application and Instructions