Scholarships, Grants & Financial Aid

We are very pleased and committed to be offering the following scholarships and grants to all applicants and continuing students.

To apply for scholarships or grants pease read and follow the instructions found in each description below. In your application designate the scholarships and grants for which you are applying. If you are required to submit work samples the preferred method is by way of e-mail attachment in the PDF format. All images should be optimized for the web in size and format and sent to: scholarships@aegeancenter.org

THE AEGEAN CENTER JUBILEE ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS The Jubilee Scholarship is being offered in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Aegean Center. In keeping with our, Year of the Alumni, we offer this scholarship to alumni wishing to return to the Center. It may be applied to either the Italy Session  or to the Spring Session in Paros, Greece. There will be 5 scholarships offered in honor of our 5 decades of excellence. The grant is for $1500 USD per person, per session. 

THE BENJAMIN CLAUDE PADEN SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship is endowed through the kindness of a former student who had a transformational experience at the Aegean Center and is established in the memory of her father, Benjamin Claude Paden. This scholarship is offered each year in the form of two separate scholarships for $1,000 USD each and designated for new incoming students. Please read more about this important scholarship here:

THE OLIVETTI SCHOLARSHIP was made possible through the kindness of Ms. Rosamond Olivetti and the Olivetti Foundation. This scholarship is designated for the Fall Italy Session only. It is the intention of the Olivetti Foundation and the Aegean Center to nurture a cross-cultural understanding between Italy and America through the Center's programs in the arts. This scholarship in the amount of $2500 USD will be awarded to deserving intermediate or advanced students involved in any discipline of study offered at the Center and will be selected by the Aegean Center staff. A personal statement of intention must accompany 12 to 20 images of an applicant's work. In the case of a writing student, copies of recent work must accompany a personal statement of intention.                  

THE YANNIS KAPAROS SCHOLARSHIP is made possible through an anonymous donation to the Center in the name of Yannis Kaparos, who inspired it. Yannis Kaparos is a remarkable man who owned and maintained a beautiful monastery and gardens above the town of Lefkes on Paros. In accordance with the donor's wish, this $1000 to 2,000 USD scholarship will be awarded to a continuing student who chooses to do some work in response to the natural landscape of Paros in any medium, including writing. As with all the scholarships and grants, a written statement of need and intention must be provided to the Center along with a few samples of work if you are not a beginning student.                  

THE BRETT TAYLOR PAINTING SCHOLARSHIPS inaugurated in 1996, are offered through the Aegean Center in honor of its founding director, himself a very fine painter, and are limited to four awards each year. These are $1500 USD merit scholarships and will be granted to intermediate and advanced students who must submit 12 -20 images--preferably in Adobe PDF format, of recent work with a personal statement of artistic intention.                       

TUITION GRANTS are made available directly through the Aegean Center. These grants, between $1000 to 3,000 USD, are available to any student at any level of proficiency in any field of study who can demonstrate by way of a written statement their need for such assistance as well as their artistic intention while at the Center. Grants are limited and applications are reviewed carefully.                  

WORK STUDY is a requirement of all students receiving any scholarship or grant. Details will be addressed with each individual receiving financial aid.                                                        

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