The Susan Schneck Arts for Life Scholarship Fund
from St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts
Funding for Arts for Life Scholarships comes from individual donors who value the arts and believe, like we do, that personal finances should not determine whether or not you are able to participate.
A gift of $250 pays for one scholarship, and we appreciate gifts of all sizes. Please consider donating to this program today.
2017 Application Deadlines:
March 5, June 5, September 15, December 5
Click here to apply
Applications are accepted at all times and reviewed quarterly. Notification of awards will be made within one month after review dates, and checks are sent to the instructor or organization providing the activity.
The Arts for Life scholarship program allows any resident of St. Louis Park to enrich their life through a creative experience regardless of personal financial restrictions. Funding is available for music lessons, visual and performance art classes, community education enrollment fees, and all other creative activities that engage residents in the arts. Children, teens, adults, and seniors who live in St. Louis Park are eligible for funding. Funds are awarded based on financial need.
The Arts for Life Scholarship program was established in 2008 based on the belief that participating in the arts provides an opportunity for deep personal satisfaction, expression, and growth. By removing the financial burden of participating in the arts, Friends of the Arts could allow for residents who had not had arts opportunities in their lives to participate. Since 2008, we have awarded about $4,500 annually in scholarships, with an average award of about $200.
In 2017, the Board of Directors of Friends of the Arts recognized its founder and longtime board president, Susan Schneck, for her contributions to the arts in St. Louis Park and to the Arts for Life Scholarship Program by changing the name of the fund to the Susan Schneck Arts for Life Scholarship Fund.
Susan has experienced and witnessed the transformative and restorative power of the arts throughout her life, and holds the belief that finances should not prevent someone from participating in the arts. Through her conviction and determination, and with the help of other arts advocates in St. Louis Park, she founded the Arts for Life Scholarship Fund, and Friends of the Arts is proud to have her name and legacy attached to the fund.
How have the arts impacted your life? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org