About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the American Art Therapy Association, a non-profit, professional, an educational organization dedicated to the growth and development of the art therapy profession. They advocate for the furtherance of the profession and connect members to the important work of art therapists around the world. The organization's generous donors provide a number of scholarships yearly, which are presented at the Annual Conference, which interested applicants are encouraged to attend. This grant is available to members of an ethnic minority group who can demonstrate financial need and acceptance in an American Art Therapy Association accredited art therapy program.


How to apply for the scholarship?

  • The applicants should complete the application which can be found on the American Art Therapy Association site.

  • Along with the application, the applicant should also submit two letters of recommendation, official academic transcripts, a personal essay, and documentation confirming acceptance in an AATA-accredited art therapy program.


How much the scholarship award amounts to?

  • The award amounts to $500 per year and is non-renewable.


Deadline Information

The deadline date is set for May 1


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a member of an ethnic minority group and must demonstrate the need for financial assistance.

  • A student must be an active student member of AATA.

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an AATA-approved program, demonstrate financial need, and submit essay and letters of recommendation.


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