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The IHSAE is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is the advancement of visual arts education through exhibition. The organization is centered around a core principle of being a show developed by teachers, for students.

Already one of Illinois’ largest and most influential student scholarship exhibitions, this year, students from 105 high schools from across the state will have artwork on display in both the General Exhibition and the Senior Scholarship Exhibition. Hundreds of seniors submitted curated portfolios of artwork for scholarship consideration by colleges and prestigious fine arts programs across the country. With all this talent being reviewed, many of these seniors are the recipients of multiple scholarship offers– in 2020, 32 high schools received over $1 MILLION in scholarship offers for their senior artists.