Scholarships at The Fine Arts Association

The Fine Arts Association is dedicated to ensuring that the opportunity for arts education is available to all who desire it. Through the support of private funding sources, we proudly offer scholarships for qualifying students: 

  1. Financial Need Scholarships 
  2. Minority Scholarships
  3. Creative Arts Therapies Scholarships
  4. Dedication Scholarships
  5. Music Achievement Scholarships
  6. Veteran Scholarships

Scholarship recipients will be notified via email. To accept, a response is required. If you wish to not accept the scholarship, you must notify Customer Service within the following week of the given offer.

Upcoming Scholarship Application Deadlines

Fall Semester:

  • Applications are due by June 14

Spring Semester:

  • Applications are due by October 4

Summer Semester:

  • Applications are due by January 15

If you are in need of assistance with the scholarship application and/or submission process, please contact Customer Service at 440-951-7500 x2 

Financial Need Scholarships

FAAs Financial Need Scholarships are available to families earning under 200% of the federal poverty level or those with considerable extenuating circumstances. 

Applicants are asked to submit proof of income.

The Fine Arts Association’s Sarah Weeden Richardson Minority Scholarship Committee’s mission is to raise funds to support scholarships for students with financial needs and students from all levels of ability with an emphasis on students of color. More information can be found here.

A guideline form and an application form will be available on this page soon. 

At this time, if you are interested in applying, please email Beatrice Parker

Creative Arts Therapies Scholarships

FAA’s Creative Arts Therapies Scholarships are available to clients seeking art or music therapy or participation in adapted programming. 

To be eligible for assistance, the client (or household) must experience considerable extenuating circumstances and/or earn under 200% of the federal poverty level

Applicants are asked to submit proof of income.  

Dedication Scholarships

FAA’s Dedication Scholarships reward students’ dedication to FAA and their craft. 

Considerations include length of tenure at FAA and faculty referral information.

For FAA Faculty members who wish to refer a student for a Dedication Scholarship, please fill out and submit the “Referral” form.

Music Achievement Scholarships

Uniquely available to FAA’s private music students, the Music Achievement Scholarships are awarded based on adjudicated live audition. 

Awarded in four age brackets, students are rewarded for their performance in the live audition. 

Scholarships for Veterans

The Fine Arts Association (FAA) is so very grateful for our Veterans. We are humbled by their courage, service, and sacrifices. We also would like to thank the Deer Valley Foundation for their $1,000 generous donation to FAA’s Veteran’s Scholarship program. These and other scholarships are available to inspire veterans, military, and military family members to come and enjoy painting, drawing, ceramics, playing an instrument, singing, dancing, acting, and to participate in Creative Arts Therapies services.

Support FAA

FAA provides scholarships for families facing economic challenges, discounted student group rates, free community concerts, senior citizen packages, and free benefit dress rehearsals for organizations serving people with disabilities.