FAWC Scholars Awards
The deadline for the FAWC Scholars Awards Application has now passed. We will be in touch with all applicants by early April 2023.
The Fine Arts Work Center is committed to increasing access to our summer workshops for young people, people with low incomes, and individuals from BIPOC, AAPI, LGBTQ+, and other historically underserved communities.
Thanks to the generosity of our community, we have more than doubled our commitment to scholarships for the 2023 summer workshops, through the FAWC Scholars Awards program. Our goal is to continue this commitment in years to come. We have also enhanced our scholarships. Starting this year, almost all our FAWC Scholars Awards will include the cost of tuition as well as housing and a stipend for transportation costs for those traveling from beyond Cape Cod. Our FAWC Scholars Awards aimed at local Cape Cod residents will cover only the cost of tuition.
We are also deepening the impact of this effort through partnerships. Our growing list of scholarship partners brings resources to the FAWC Scholars Awards program as well as helps increase access to broad communities of potential new summer workshop students, engaged through both scholarships and open enrollment. We are so grateful to our scholarship collaborators for sharing our commitment to increasing access to our summer workshops.
We are holding space in each workshop for scholarship students. If you are applying for a scholarship, you do not need to register for a workshop beforehand. If you are awarded a scholarship, we are confident you will get into one of your top choices.
Please continue to check back here as our list of partnerships and available scholarships grows!
The following FAWC Scholars Awards opportunities require applicants to submit applications to FAWC. Please choose the scholarship that is the best fit for you. Please note: one scholarship application per person.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2023
Notification: Early April 2023
Sponsored and Named Scholarships
(Includes cost of tuition and housing, and provides a travel stipend)
- Cave Canem Scholarships: Four scholarships for Cave Canem Fellows.
- Institute of American Indian Arts Scholarships: Four scholarships for indigenous writers and artists.
- Kundiman Scholarships: Four scholarships for Asian American writers.
- Community Building Art Works Scholarships: Three scholarships for veterans working with CBAW.
- New York University: Two scholarships for NYU students.
- Rhode Island School of Design Scholarships: Two scholarships for RISD undergrad or graduate students or alums.
(Includes the cost of tuition and housing, and provides a travel stipend)
- The Summer Workshop Program will award a variable number of FAWC Scholars Awards for creative writing and visual arts workshops.
- Jacobs-Ganz Scholarship: One scholarship for a visual arts workshop.
Cape Cod Resident FAWC Scholarships
(Cover the cost of tuition only)
The Summer Workshop Program will award a variable number of FAWC Scholars Awards for creative writing and visual arts workshops for residents of Cape Cod.
- Rudy Kikel Scholarship – In memory of Rudy Kikel, one full-tuition scholarship for a Cape Cod resident for a poetry workshop.
- Michael Mazur Scholarship – In memory of Michael Mazur, one full-tuition scholarship for a Cape Cod resident for a printmaking workshop.
- Michael Prodanou Scholarship – Thanks to the support of Provincetown artist Michael Prodanou, one full-tuition scholarship for a Cape Cod resident for a drawing or painting workshop.
East End Books Scholarships
- One full-tuition scholarship for one workshop for a local Cape Cod LGBTQ+-identifying writer or artist.
- One full-tuition scholarship for one workshop for a local Cape Cod BIPOC-identifying writer or artist.
- One full-tuition scholarship for one workshop for a low-income local Cape Cod artist or writer.
East End Books is also generously underwriting the cost of one of the Lambda Literary Scholarships. See below.
Partner Organization Scholarships
The following organizations and academic institutions are partnering with us to provide scholarships specifically for their constituents that are not run through our website application process. We are grateful for their support.
Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation
Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture/City of Boston
Queens College, City University of New York
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Houston Creative Writing Program
Washington University in St. Louis
Please remember to check this page often, as our list of partnerships and available scholarships is constantly growing!
Thank you to all our generous scholarship collaborators!