Juanita and Jose' Montoya Memorial Endowed Art Scholarship

José Montoya (1932-2013) was an art educator at California State University, Sacramento for twenty-seven years, developing a hands-on approach to teaching by designing the Barrio Arts Program. The program provided California State University, Sacramento students with real life experience through community-based projects. His teaching emphasized the tremendous responsibility of being an art teacher, using art to tap into a student’s innate curiosity and inspiring learning. As the only faculty member qualified to sign off on single-subject teaching credentials in art, he took pride in preparing future educators. Professor Montoya was also a co-founder of the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), an art collective known for its silkscreen posters and murals. Juanita Jue de Montoya has established this scholarship in honor of her late husband.

The Professor José Montoya Memorial Endowed Art Scholarship is a $500.00 award to support an outstanding undergraduate Art student with an interest in teaching. The Art Department Scholarship Committee will select the awardee. The award will be presented at the reception of the Art Department’s Annual Award Show in Spring 2019.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload a portfolio containing the following in order in one PDF smaller than 10MB in size: (1) A 300-word (maximum) essay about their interest in teaching Art or Art History (2) A 100- to 250-word reflection essay introducing the work submitted in #3 (3) Ten large, high-quality images of the applicant’s specialty with captions (give the title, medium, and year for each work) OR two samples of the applicant’s writing from any art history, studio art, or art education course
  2. A 100- to 250-word statement about the applicant’s financial need (Optional)