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 who take classes, lessons, or therapy from The Fine Arts Association: 

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

Scholarships are offered as funds are available. 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 19

Spring Semester:

  • Applications are due by October 9

Summer Semester:

  • Applications are due by January 26

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

Priority will be given to those who do not have other financial resources such as ACE or other third party funding.

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

Military veterans, Active Duty, Reserves and their immediate family members can qualify for a discount/scholarship on a class each semester (provided funds are available). These scholarships are funded through private donors that we solicit throughout the year. To qualify, one of the typical documents needs to be presented to customer service.

Those documents are:

  • A valid driver license or state ID with veteran designation
  • A valid military identification card that identifies yourself as an active duty or retired veteran or veteran discharged under honorable conditions.
  • Certificate of Active Duty, Release, or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or DD Form 215);
  • Report of Separation and Record of Service, Departments of the Army and Air Force, National Guard Bureau (NGB22 or NGB22A);
  • A letter signed by the Veterans Department that identifies yourself as retired veteran, or veteran discharged under honorable conditions.

If this is consistent with your situation, please call Customer Service to register. The discount is 10% on a single class or private lesson but cannot be combined with other discounts for the same individual.

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.