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Scholarship Program

Cortland Arts Connect is introducing a scholarship program! We believe art is inclusive. Everyone deserves access to it. 

Purpose: The Cortland Arts Connect Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to Cortland County residents who want to expand their creative growth/interest through participation in local visual and performing arts instruction.

Person Making Pottery

“They were so happy and very excited to be able to participate in art camp during the summer. The smile on their face said it all and we couldn’t thank you enough for the opportunity to receive the scholarship in order for them to participate in the art camp this past summer. Thank you so much and we are very grateful for the opportunity.”

feedback from past recipient

Criteria: Cortland County residents of any age are eligible for consideration. Individuals can
apply by submitting an interest statement through or at the
recommendation of a teacher or mentor from a local organization (i.e. Cortland County school)
through Consideration will be given to expressed interest in
the arts and financial need.

Guidelines: Scholarships will be awarded twice a year. Scholarship funds will go directly to the
business, organization, or individual that is offering the instruction. Individuals must commit to
attending the instruction in full.

Amount: The amount will vary, based on the cost of the instruction and will cover 100% of

Deadline: March 15, 2024

Renewal Process: The scholarship is a one-time award and is not renewable. Previous
scholarship recipients can re-apply however priority will be given to first time recipients.

Individual Application Form

Form for Teachers, Mentors who are applying on behalf of someone else

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