Apply for ASAP’s scholarship fund.

Veterans and their families are eligible for need-based financial support in the arts.

Keep exploring the arts with help from our scholarship fund.

It’s important to us that you have access to arts opportunities even if your finances are limited. In that spirit, we offer a need-based scholarship fund for veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers to use toward art education opportunities.

We prioritize applicants who are ASAP alumni, but the fund is open to military-connected individuals nationwide, too.

Eligibility

Am I eligible to receive funding?

All veterans, service members (active, reserve, National Guard), immediate family members of service members or veterans, and caregivers are eligible to apply for scholarship support. However, preference will be given to individuals who have participated in ASAP’s classes, workshops, and/or performances.

How often can I receive a scholarship?

Individuals may receive scholarship funding once per year. Once a recipient receives funding, they are not eligible to apply again until the next calendar year.

What types of arts opportunities will the scholarship cover?

Scholarship funds support art education opportunities. This includes classes, workshops, seminars, intensives, retreats, and individual lessons. For the purposes of the scholarship fund, we broadly define the arts as the performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, musical arts, and comedic arts.

How much financial support can I receive per year?

We consider requests for partial and full funding support. However, the maximum amount of scholarship funds for which an individual can apply and receive is $500 per year.

What types of costs will the scholarship cover?

Scholarship funding can only be used for the direct costs associated with an art education opportunity. We will consider tuition assistance, travel costs, and art supply expenses, though preference will be given to individuals in need of tuition assistance.

Will I have to report back on my use of the scholarship funds?

Yes. If you receive scholarship funding, we ask you to to submit a scholarship report detailing your experience and receipts for all scholarship-related expenses within four weeks of completing your program.

Criteria

Applications must be submitted online via our application form at least four weeks in advance of the start date for your art education opportunity.

We evaluate scholarship applications on a monthly basis. The primary criteria our staff will use to evaluate applications include:

Interest and impact

Successful applicants clearly articulate their interest in the art education opportunity, as well as the impact participation will have on their personal, artistic, or leadership development.

Financial need

Successful applicants clearly explain their financial need. Applicants must demonstrate how, without the scholarship, they would either:

A)

be unable to participate in the art education opportunity

B)

face a significant financial burden by participating the art education opportunity.