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2023 Scholarship Applications Now Closed

Monday, March 6, 2023

Following the successful launch of the Arts Scholarship Program in the summer of 2022, NYSED's Office of Cultural Education will again offer a total of $168,000 in scholarship opportunities for high school students to attend other regional summer arts programs for summer 2023. Students can apply for a scholarship April 1 through May 1.

The goal of the scholarship program is to promote access and equity to arts education by providing need-based grants to low-income students pursuing summer opportunities. 

To be eligible to apply, students must currently be in 6th – 12th grade, live in New York State, and select a New York State-based summer arts program including music, theatre, dance, creative writing, fine arts, design, and more. It is recommended that students confirm they have been accepted into a program prior to applying for a scholarship. Individual grants will range from $250 - $5,000 depending on financial need; grant amounts will pay up to 90 percent of the program cost. If more applications are received than available funding, scholarships will be awarded based on the most financial need.