Photograph of a white woman with short curly red hair, in a bright pink and purple top. She is standing at an easel with an abstract painting, more of which are hanging in the background.  

The Nan Hass Feldman Art School Scholarship

The Nan Hass Feldman Art School Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance on a limited basis to adults, teens, and children seeking to study art at the Danforth. Such assistance is awarded on the basis of financial need, motivation, and potential benefit to the student.

Nan Hass Feldman has been serving as an art instructor at the Danforth since our founding in 1974 and has generously provided funding for this scholarship in her name. Nan has taught thousands of people of all ages to create vibrant art that is expressive and personal.

Funding is available each fiscal year (July 1- June 30) for the following awards

-One scholarship for the full amount of tuition for an adult class during fall, winter or spring session

-One scholarship for the full amount of tuition for a child/teen class during fall, winter or spring session

-One scholarship for the full amount of tuition for a child Summer Arts class

This is a limited fund to provide financial assistance to our students. We ask for your cooperation in offering an honest assessment of applicant’s need so that we may award scholarships to those who will truly benefit from the opportunity of attending a class

Eligibility Criteria

  • Awards will be based primarily on financial need as attested to on application
  • Individual students may apply for one scholarship per session
  • Applications must be completed in full and submitted by listed deadlines for each session
  • Framingham residents as well as community members in the surrounding region are eligible for scholarships
  • Awards may not be given to the same student twice in the same fiscal year unless there are not enough applicants in the lottery
  • Students who receive a scholarship but do not attend classes (without proper excuse) will be ineligible for another scholarship for 2 years

Award guidelines:

  • Only applications received by stated deadlines will be considered
  • Applications will be collected, verified and awarded via an anonymous lottery system once per session for each program: adult, child/teen, summer arts
  • In the event that all scholarships have been awarded for the fiscal year, notice will be provided on the website for the opening of the next cycle
  • Recipients are expected to attend class and participate to the best of their ability
  • Once scholarships have been awarded, recipients will be contacted by phone to inform them of their scholarship and will receive an email signed the school director
  • Recipients must respond via email to accept and confirm the award

FY22 Applications and Awards Deadlines:

Fall – session begins September 17, 2022

  • Application Deadline: September 6, 2022
  • Awards Chosen: September 12, 2022
  • Notifications sent: September 12, 2022

 Winter – session begins January 10, 2023

  • Application Deadline: December 19, 2022
  • Awards Chosen: January 2, 2023
  • Notifications sent: January 2, 2023
Painting with a stained glass feel of brightly colored flowers, leaves, and two blue birds resting on branches.

To apply, complete application below and return to us via email at or
via mail at Danforth Art School, 100 State Street, Framingham, MA 01701

Nan Hass Feldman Art School Scholarship Application