Calling all Rhode Island artists and aspiring artists in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade and their mentors, teachers, and parents/guardians!!!
The Providence Performing Arts Center’s Community Outreach Committee is pleased to invite you to apply for a Summer 2024 ARTS Scholarship!
Since 1996, PPAC’s ARTS Scholarships program has opened the door to the arts for more than 700 of Rhode Island’s middle-school aged-youth. Scholarship recipients are awarded up to $600 to enroll in summer education programs of their choice spanning the breadth of artistic pursuits.
By providing opportunity when many students’ interests and capacities are rapidly evolving and coalescing, the Scholarships provide critical access to the cultivation of creative thinking, confidence, and self-awareness unique to artistic endeavors. ARTS Scholarships are made possible by the generous support of The Textron Charitable Trust, Ocean State Charities Trust, and PPAC’s Annual Fund donors with support from WPRI-TV.
To be eligible, you must:
- be a 6th, 7th, or 8th grader or the home school equivalent at the time of application,
- live in Rhode Island,
- have an interest in art, and
- demonstrate need (financial or otherwise)
If you are a past ARTS Scholarship or special memorial scholarship recipient, once again, CONGRATULATIONS. Please be reminded that you may only receive the scholarship once; however, your siblings are welcome to apply! Thank you.
How to Apply
The application has four parts described below. All four parts must be received no later than 12 PM on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. Applications are generally submitted online. If you need assistance or would like a paper application, please contact Ricky at firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible in the application cycle.
Decisions will be announced by Friday, March 29, and recipients will be celebrated at a ceremony at PPAC on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:00 PM.
- To be completed by the 6th, 7th, or 8th Grader. In order to complete this form, you will need the name of the adult you asked to write your recommendation. We also recommend you review our list of summer opportunities or do some research about potential summer programs on your own.
- This form is to be completed by an adult who knows the applicant from school, activities, or a community organization (such as a teacher, coach, religious leader, counselor, etc.
- Please upload NO MORE THAN THREE sample pieces of your original work. We are looking for you to show us your interest in art more than of your talent or past experiences. Examples might include a photograph or scan of a painting or drawing, a copy of a piece of writing, a photograph of a sculpture of piece of textile, a screen shot or download of a graphic or computer design, a video or audio recording, etc. If there are others in the video or audio recording, please be sure to notify us of which one is you.
CONGRATULATIONS TO LAST YEAR'S
CLASS OF ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS!!
With special appreciation to their families and sponsors for their ongoing support of their artistic dreams.
Made possible by the generosity of the Textron Charitable Trust
and PPAC’s Annual Fund Donors
Recipients pictured with Karen Warfield of the Textron Charitable Trust, and PJ Prokop, PPAC’s Director of Marketing and program founder. Photo by CORE Photography
The Recipients of the ARTS Scholarships 2023 program are:
Alexa Adames – DelSesto Middle School, Providence
Olivia Almilli – Portsmouth Middle School
Karol Villasenor Alvarado – Nathanael Greene Middle School, Providence
Daniel Alvarez – DelSesto Middle School, Providence
Elianna Arce – The UCAP School, Providence
Alexus Bestman – Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence
Angela Bonilla – The Learning Community Charter School, Central Falls
Chace Bridges – DelSesto Middle School, Providence
Mia Burgess – DelSesto Middle School, Providence
Galilea Ramierez Castro – Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence
Kendal Chaves – Portsmouth Middle School
Hannah Christian – Winman Middle School, Warwick
Jacob Clarke – Highlander Charter School, Providence
Shaelyn Conroy – Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, Cumberland
Katherine Corte – Ponaganset Middle School, North Smithfield
Malik Cross – Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts, Providence
Angel Cruz – DelSesto Middle School, Providence
Alexis De Dios – Highland Charter, Providence
Abigale Detsvanah – DelSesto Middle School, Providence
Tyrone Dickey, Jr. – Nathan Bishop Middle School, Providence
Elizabeth Dunlop – St. Mary Academy - Bay View, East Providence
Roshelyz Esparana – Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence
Emil Estevez – The Learning Community Charter School, Central Falls
Jordan Fredericks – Home School, Cranston
Andersson García Gonzàlez – DelSesto Middle School, Providence
Ernesto Hernández– Nathan Bishop Middle School, Providence
Katherine Holloway – Home School, Providence
Zion Jazmin – Community Preparatory School, Providence
Emily Jones – Nathan Bishop Middle School, Providence
Evelyn K. Koheh – DelSesto Middle School, Providence
Jenalis Lebron – Nathanael Greene Middle School, Providence
Amienne Leger – Barrington Christian Academy
Evanny Sanchez Lopez – The Learning Community Charter School, Central Falls
Hevelina Makahsha – Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence
Alexander Marshall – Barrington Christian Academy
Monserrath Melgar – Blackstone Valley Prep Upper Elementary School, Lincoln
Isabel Perez Moreno – Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence
Nyomi Norville – Achievement First Iluminar Mayoral Academy Middle School, Cranston
Alyse Odumosu – Hope Highlands Middle School, Cranston
Olivia O’Leary – Hope Highlands Middle School, Cranston
Tate Pathoummahong – Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence
Aviya Pelley – Barrington Christian Academy
Amber Phipps - DelSesto Middle School, Providence
Jazriella Plasencia – DelSesto Middle School, Providence
Ally Reyes – Paul Cuffee Middle School, Providence
Zulenny Rodriguez – Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence
Tess Ruhren – Curtis Corner Middle School, Wakefield
Israella Servrien – Paul Cuffee Middle School, Providence
Story Simpson – The UCAP School, Providence
Samantha Sipaque – Highlander Charter School, Warren
Goldy Sok – Western Hills Middle School, Cranston
Morgan Stone – Western Hills Middle School, Cranston
Jason Tallo – John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick
Selina Torres – Joseph Jenks Junior High School, Pawtucket
Yailene Torrvallas – Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence
Kashi Truong – Winman Middle School, Warwick
Ruby Wilkinson – Home School, Hope Valley
Persiah Oasis Williams – Gilbert Stuart Middle School, Providence
Andrew DePietro Memorial Scholarships
Ezra Celeste – Home School, Cranston
Cornelius Zmed – Warwick Veterans Memorial Middle School
Made possible by the generosity of the DePietro Family
Desiree Lee Mesolella Scholarships
Sadie Beatrice – Curtis Corner Middle School, Wakefield
Amanda Chen – Western Hills Middle School, Cranston
Made possible by the generosity of the Mesolella Family
Keri Anne O’Donnell Scholarships
Aaden Bessette – Winman Middle School, Warwick
Daniela Muralles Mendez – Blessed Sacrament School, Providence
Made possible by the generosity of the O’Donnell Family
Jo-Ann Ragosta Memorial Scholarship
Adam M. Khaykin – Home School, Smithfield
Made possible by the generosity of the Ragosta Family