In 1954, the club established an annual scholarship program for
deserving art students. This evolved into the Kingsley Art Club
Merit Awards. Each spring, Kingsley makes Merit Awards of $500 to
six promising art students enrolled in local community colleges.
A special recognition event is also held. The art faculties at
American River College, Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake
Community College, Sacramento City College, Sierra College, and
Yuba College select the students to be honored. Receiving the
Kingsley Merit Award has made a difference in the lives of many
emerging artists in our community by supporting their continued
Kingsley also sponsors an art docent program at the elementary
school level. Additionally, it supports an annual high school art
show for students throughout the region.