Scholarships

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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.

Please Note: We have used all of the  funds available for this year’s scholarship recipients. More information will be provided in 2023 for the next application deadline.

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

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

Nan Hass Feldman Art School Scholarship Application

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
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The Summer Arts Scholarship

Established in 2022, the Summer Arts Scholarship Fund was created by a generous donor who believes that art education should be accessible to all children. By providing financial assistance, deserving children and young adults can experience the nurturing environment of the Summer Arts Program to develop their creativity, self-expression, and artistic skills.

Awards will be given in the amount of  $500 per full day class for K-8 students and $245 per half day class for teen students. A $50 family contribution is requested from all scholarship recipients. This is a limited fund to provide financial assistance to our students. A statement of need is required as part of the application process. This is meant to provide us with an understanding of the circumstances of each applicant which makes paying for the class a difficulty. We do not require proof of income, however we do ask for your cooperation in offering an honest assessment of need so that we may award scholarships to those who will truly benefit from the opportunity of attending a class.

Applications will be accepted, reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis until all funds are depleted for Summer Arts.

Summer Arts Scholarship Application English

Summer Arts Scholarship Application Spanish

Summer Arts Scholarship Application Portuguese

Important Dates:

  • January 2, 2023:Registration opens for Summer Arts and Scholarship Applications are available
  • June 26- August 25: Program dates for weekly, full-day classes Grades K-8
  • July 17 – August 11: Program dates for weekly, half-day classes High School 

 

 Application will be available here on January 2, 2023

Eligibility Criteria

  • Individual students may apply for one scholarship per summer
  • Awards will be based primarily on financial need
  • Applications must include a statement of need and preference of dates for class. A statement of need is a short letter, usually about one or two paragraphs, that explains why applicant is seeking and would benefit from being awarded a scholarship.
  • Applications will be accepted and awarded on a rolling basis
  • Residents in Framingham as well as surrounding communities are all eligible for scholarships
  • Students who receive a scholarship but do not attend classes (without proper excuse) will be ineligible for another scholarship for 2 years

 

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