Veterans and their families are eligible for need-based financial support in the arts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Successful applicants clearly explain their financial need. Applicants must demonstrate how, without the scholarship, they would either: