Scholarships

Our scholarships provide a partial or full tuition to a class session or workshop. Scholarships vary based on need and the funds available. Scholarships are determined on a first come, first serve basis. Scholarship Applications must be turned in at least 2 weeks before a class/camp starting date and must included all required additional documents. Please fill out the Online Scholarship Applications below and attach all required information. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.


ADULT PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS

Adult program scholarships are based solely on financial need. Scholarships are limited and dependent on the availability of funds. Click the button "Adult Application" to complete your online scholarship application.

Application requires you to upload documents as support materials, which include the following:
1. Letter Stating: Why you need this scholarship? How this scholarship benefits you? How do you plan to apply the knowledge learned from the program you attend?
2. List of total monthly income versus monthly expense, which may include any unforeseen expenses (medical bills, etc).

YOUTH PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships for children or teens for both school year programs and summer art camps are based financial need and artistic merit. Scholarships are dependent on the availability of funds. Click the button "Youth Application" to complete your online scholarship application.

Our Summer Camp Scholarships are supported by 100% of the proceeds raised in our end of the summer art exhibition and fundraiser, Dirty FingernailsYou can donate today by clicking the "Give the Gift of Art" button below.

Application requires you to upload documents as support materials, which include the following:
1. Letter Stating: Why you need this scholarship? How will it benefit your child?
2. A Letter of Recommendation (teacher, principal, minister, neighbor, etc. - not from a family member).
3. Financial Need Applicant Only: List of total monthly income versus monthly expense, which may include any unforeseen expenses (medical bills, etc).
4. Artistic Merit Applicant Only: 3 Images of youth's artwork


SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS 
DIRTY FINGERNAILS: Give the Gift of Art
Child care during the summer months is a cost that many families cannot afford. Enriching and educational programs are even more so a service they cannot afford. Donate to the CVA Summer Camp Scholarship fund and send a child to camp. A $50 donation provides one 1/2 scholarship to a CVA art camp and $100 a full scholarship. All sponsors will receive a copy of an original piece of art created by the child they sponsor. There is no deadline to donate. All donations are tax-deductible.

SPONSOR-A-CHILD
Give and receive the pleasure of knowing a child has gotten the chance to creatively express themselves while having a great time doing so. Our Sponsor-A-Child program is a year-round fund raising effort to provide scholarships to youth during the school year. Although many families are able to receive educational opportunities through our public schools, enrichment opportunities are often a service they can not afford. As arts education continues to be cut in our school systems, it is even more vital that all children have access to the arts. Your gift will help youth to have the opportunity to participate in our after-school programs including Kidstudio for grades PreK - 5 and Los Artistas, our outreach art class for Latino/a teens.