2016 Brand Boeshaar Scholarship

Since 2000, the Brand Boeshaar Scholarship Program has awarded $576,000 to graduating seniors in eastern Iowa and western Illinois who wish to study fine arts, design or art education in college.

To be considered for this prestigious $12,000 scholarship, applicants must submit a completed application, high school transcript, two letters of support, and a portfolio of 12 works. The program is funded by the Brand Boeshaar Foundation Fund, managed by the Figge Education Department, and administered by the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend.

Download additional information and the application for the 2017 scholarships!

2016 Scholarship Recipients

The Lillian L. Brand Scholarship - Iris Johnson, Rock Island High School
The Isabelle M. Brand Scholarship - Reilly Moeller, Davenport Central High School
The Lucille Brand Boeshaar Scholarship - Amy VanFossen, Homeschool
The William Brand Boeshaar Scholarship - Amanda Matthews, Bettendorf High School

These students received honorable mentions and were recipients of a $500 scholarship:
Don Heggen Memorial Scholarship - Anastasia Sperling, Bettendorf High School and Aimee Bradbury-Johnson, Bettendorf High School

Figge Factory T-shirt Design Contest

Put your design skills to work by entering a T-shirt design in the Figge Factory design contest! High-school students in the Quad City Area (Clinton, Henry, Mercer, Muscatine, Rock Island, and Scott Counties) are invited to create a T-shirt design for the Figge to use at various programs and for sale in the museum store. The creator of the winning shirt will receive $100, a family membership to the Figge Art Museum, a framed print of the winning design, and a private screen-printing pizza party for you and three friends on January 27. Entries are due on December 10, 2016. Winner will be notified by January 6, 2017. 

Send your black and white design (maximum 8"x10") as a pdf or .ai file (with fonts outlined) no larger than 5MB; your name/age/grade/school; design title and artist vision statement to Brian Allen, Outreach Coordinator at, or fill out the form below to submit your contact information and artwork. If you do not receive a confirmation email after you submit your artwork, please contact

Download a flyer with guidelines, dates and submission information.

T-Shirt Design Entry Form



Scouts at the Figge

Boy Scouts of all ages can have fun learning experiences while earning arts and crafts badges/patches at the Figge Art Museum. A guided tour of the Figge's permanent galleries and traveling exhibitions begins each workshop. See photos of scouts at the Figge.

Learn more about Boy Scout programs

For more information about programs for Girl Scouts, visit the Girl Scout website or contact Ashley Arnold at or 309.788.0833 x308.

Birthday Fun at the Figge!

Have a fun, creative birthday party! The Figge is equiped to make any birthday celebration a memorable one for your child. Multiple options are available and are geared towards specific age groups. Learn more. 

Summer Drawing Program

For two weeks each July, this fun but intensive drawing course offers high school students a college-level art experience. The SDP boosts students’ portfolios, allows individual time with top-notch professors and interaction with art students from area schools.

To apply, students must submit a digital portfolio and application. Watch this space for an application for the 2017 Summer Drawing Program. For more information, contact Heather at or 563.345.6630


Supported by Brand Boeshaar Foundation and Hubbell Waterman Foundation.

The Education Department is committed to helping visitors of all ages and diverse learning styles gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the Figge’s unique collections and changing exhibitions. Programs and services are designed to promote life-long learning in the visual arts, stimulate independent and critical thinking skills, and encourage visitors to see the world around them differently.