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 in Grades K-12.

Spring 2015 scholarship application deadline is Thursday, Dec. 11 at 4 pm. Materials submitted after the deadline are not accepted.

Download Scholarship Guide

Download Scholarship Application

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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 Summer Academy.

Spring 2015 IDEALS application deadline is Thursday, Dec. 11 at 4 pm. 

Download IDEALS Grant Info and Application

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

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We are happy to provide additional information or answer any questions you may have about Scholarships. Please call (901) 272-5142 or email if you need our assistance. Our office is open 8:30 to 4:30 weekdays.

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