The Providence Performing Arts Center’s Community Outreach Committee is requesting applications to the 2019 ARTS Scholarships program.
The program for kids aged 11-14, sponsored by The Textron Charitable Trust and PPAC’s Annual Fund donors, awards up to $500 in financial assistance to each of 30 winning Rhode Island students (15 from Providence, 15 from other Rhode Island communities) for summer arts education programs.
Scholarship winners are responsible for selecting and applying to the program or camp they want to attend. Scholarship funds will be applied only to programs/camps that take place between May and August 2019 and are focused on one or more artistic disciplines, not simply offering the arts as an ancillary activity.
Payment of scholarship funds will be made directly to the program or camp, not to the student. A certain level of achievement or pre-requisites may be required, and detailed information should be obtained from the program before applying. See the Summer Arts Program List for some Rhode Island organizations offering appropriate programs or camps. Selection is not limited to this list; however, the Committee reserves the right to approve or disapprove any organization.
To be eligible, a student must:
- Be aged 11 – 14 by June 1, 2019
- Reside in and attend school in Rhode Island
- Demonstrate artistic ability and interest
- Demonstrate financial need
- Submit a completed application
All applications must be filled out completely and correctly, signed by the student, the parent or guardian, and the student’s sponsor and submitted with supporting materials no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019.
Applications, guidelines, and summer arts program lists are available through the links below or can be picked up at the PPAC Administrative Office at 220 Weybosset Street, 2nd Floor, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For questions or further information, contact Cynthia Goldsmith at 401-574-3105.
- 2019 ARTS Scholarships Application
- Application Guidelines (English)
- Application Guidelines (Spanish)
- Parent Information – Page 3 of application (Spanish)
- Summer Arts Program List