Frequently Asked Questions

Most questions can be answered by downloading our application or viewing the application requirements. See below for more information.

Q: Where can I find the application for the Nuvein Visionary Scholarship Award?
A: The application can be found at

Q: What counts as art?
A: There are many forms of art (visual, performance, literary etc.) and a variety of mediums to choose from. Let us know what your craft is.

Q: What is a portfolio? What can I send?
A: There are many options available online to make a portfolio which make it easy to share it. Several of these sites can offer to host not just pictures, but also videos, audio and even 3D file support. Choose what works best for your medium. If you have any questions, just email us at

Q: Do I need to send in my portfolio?
Please DO NOT send any original artwork. Instead consider having an online portfolio and including a link on your application. You may also email us a link.

Q: How can my school get involved?
Ask your guidance counselor or principal if they currently receive an application from the Nuvein Foundation. If they do not, they can request an application by sending an email to, including their school name, school address, principal name, and principal email address.

Q: Where do I send my application?
A: Completed applications can be sent via postal mail to:

Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts
Re: Nuvein Visionary Scholarship
PO BOX 4250 
El Monte, CA 91734

Q: When are the applications due?
Applications must Postmarked by March 1, 2018.

Q: When will I know if I have won a scholarship?
Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision on April 2, 2018 via postal mail.

Q: How are the winners chosen?
A: A committee composed of Nuvein Foundation members, local educators, community leaders, and artists will review the applications submitted. In some cases, the selection committee will request to interview the applicant. The selection committee will consider every part of the application and make recommendations based on the applicant’s commitment to their art form, community engagement and academic achievement.

Q: Can I re-apply?
A: All potential Nuvein Scholarship applicants that did not receive an award are encouraged to reapply each year until they graduate high school.

Q: How will the award be given out?
A: Each recipient will receive up to a maximum one-time scholarship award of $500.00. This award will be given in two installments to the art student to help their efforts to pursue further artistic development, with the second half given to the artist following their participation at a Nuvein sponsored event in the San Gabriel Valley or surrounding community.

Q: What does the Nuvein Foundation do, anyway?
A: The Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts was founded by Enrique Diaz, a man with a grand vision to promote individual creative expression in the communities of the San Gabriel Valley. Since its incorporation in 2007, Nuvein has partnered with youth, families, business and community organizations to bring workshops and events such as the San Gabriel Valley Comic Book Expo, “Poetry in Motion”, El Monte’s Día de Los Muertos festivities and the La Puente Artwalk.

Q: How do I contribute to the Enrique Diaz Scholarship Fund?
The Enrique Diaz Scholarship Fund provides the resources for Nuvein to award scholarships every year. We’re currently in the process of updating our site. In the mean time, send us an email at and we’d be happy to guide you through the process.

Q: I have a question that is not answered on the website. Whom can I ask?
A: Send us an email at and we’ll answer your question.