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Scholarship Information & Guidelines


Individual Scholarships for a Class or Workshop

These scholarships are open to youth, teens, and adults.

Applicants may apply for one class or workshop per term.

Multiple family members may apply.

All supplies are included for youth classes, teen classes, and most (but not all) 1-day workshops and date nights.

Most adult classes require that students provide their supplies, which scholarship funds do not cover. If you are awarded a scholarship and cannot purchase course supplies, please get in touch with Natalie Johnson at njohnson@annarborartcenter.org.

*Applications for each term are due by:

  • Winter Term | December 20, 2021
  • Spring Term | March 21, 2022
  • Summer Term | June 13, 2022
  • Fall Term | September 12, 2022

Applicants will receive a response within two weeks of submitting a completed application with evidence of income documents.

Applications may only be submitted for one term at a time. You must complete a new application for each term.


Youth Art Camp Scholarships

These scholarships are open to children ages 5-12 years old.

Each child you list on the application is eligible to apply for 1 week of camp per year. There are two types of camps to choose from:

  • Creativity Camps | Open to ages 5-12 years old.
  • Clay Camps | Open to ages 9-12 years old.
  • There are no exceptions to age minimums. Children must be at least that age before or during the camp week they apply to attend.
  • If a child is currently 4, but will turn 5 either before or during the camp week, you may submit a scholarship application on their behalf.

General Camp Information

  • Camp Hours are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Drop-off is 8:45 am – 9:00 am
  • Pick-up is 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
  • Due to Covid-19 policies, we are not currently offering pre or post-camp care.
  • All students will need to provide their own lunch and two snacks.

*Applications for Spring & Summer Camp are due by March 1st, 2022.

Applicants will receive a response by March 15th, 2022.


Scholarship Applications

To be considered for a scholarship, you must complete a scholarship application and provide evidence of household income.

Individual Scholarship Application

Youth Art Camp Scholarship Application


Evidence of Income

Instructions on how and where to submit these documents will be listed on the scholarship application. Evidence of income is required once per calendar year.

Applicants will be asked to submit one or more of the following documents with their application:

  • W-2 from most recent year
  • Employer Pay stubs: two of the most recent
  • Documentation of governmental assistance
  • Snap benefits letter from food stamp office
  • Social Security/ SSDI/ or Pension Report

*Please include evidence of income for anyone in your household that receives income.

*Be sure to blackout any sensitive information, such as social security numbers.


Scholarship Awards

If a scholarship is awarded, it may cover anywhere between 75%-100% of the cost of a class, workshop, or camp.


Payment

If you are awarded a scholarship that is less than 100% of the tuition cost, payment of your portion of tuition is due by the date listed on your award letter. An A2AC staff member will reach out to you to facilitate this process.


Reflections Letter

Scholarship funding is made possible by our generous donors. Upon accepting a scholarship, you agree to submit a letter reflecting on your experience and what you valued or gained from it. This letter is due within two weeks after the end of your class and will be shared with current and prospective donors.


A2AC Class & Refund Policies

A2AC class and refund policies apply to all students, regardless of scholarship status. Read policies here.


Parking

The Art Center does not validate parking. Click here to view parking options, including free parking areas.


Terms & Conditions

Scholarship recipients are expected to attend class regularly and submit the Reflections Letter by the due date. Poor attendance or failure to submit the letter may affect eligibility for future scholarships.