A limited number of full and partial scholarships are awarded for Community Education youth programs. Need-based grants are also available through the IDEALS Program.

Types of Awards


The Scholarship Committee convenes each semester to award merit-based scholarships for Saturday School and Summer Art Camp for students ages 5 to 18.

Summer 2017 scholarship application deadline is Thursday, May 4th at 4 pm. Materials submitted after the deadline are not accepted.


Need-based grants are awarded for selected students in Grades 6-12 through our IDEALS program (Identifying and Developing Emerging Artists for Lifelong Success). Programs supported by the IDEALS grant include Saturday School, Summer Art Camp, Advanced Placement (AP) and special focused studio experiences.

Spring 2017 IDEALS application deadline is Thursday, Jan. 12 at 4 pm.

Mail or drop off scholarship packets to:
Memphis College of Art
Community Education
Gibson Hall
1939 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104


We are happy to provide additional information or answer any questions you may have about Scholarships. Please call (901) 272-5116 or email if you need our assistance. Our office is open 8:30 to 4:30 weekdays.

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