Do you need financial support to go deeper in the arts?

Apply for ASAP’s scholarship fund

After you graduate from an ASAP class, you might want to keep exploring other arts opportunities — but sometimes the price is too steep.

It’s important to us that you have access to those 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 ASAP alumni who apply to our scholarship fund, but it’s 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.

What types of arts opportunities will the scholarship cover?

Scholarship funds will only be provided in support of 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.

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.

How often can I receive a scholarship?

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

How much financial support can I receive per year?

We will 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.

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

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

Receipt of scholarship funding may be considered taxable income. Please consult your tax advisor before applying.

Ready to start your scholarship application?

Criteria

Applications must be submitted online via our application form at least four weeks in advance of the start date for your desired art education opportunity. All scholarship applications will be evaluated by our staff on a monthly basis. The primary criteria our staff will use to evaluate applications includes:

Criteria 1 – Interest & Impact: Successful applicants will clearly articulate their interest in the desired art education opportunity, as well as the impact that participation will have on their personal, artistic, or leadership development.

Criteria 2 – Financial Need: Successful applicants will be able to clearly explain their financial need. Applicants must be able to demonstrate how, without the scholarship, they would either (a) be unable to participate in the art education opportunity, or (b) face a significant financial burden by participating the art education opportunity.