Financial Aid

Washington Studio School is deeply committed to promoting growth and diversity in our community, and we believe that students from any and all backgrounds should have access to quality studio-arts education. WSS offers financial aid to eligible students in the form of full or partial scholarships and work-study positions. While qualifications for the two programs differ, both will utilize the same application and review process.

 

Please see below for application deadlines and more information. Questions? Send us an email at admin@washingtonstudioschool.org or call 202-234-3030.

Scholarships

To ensure that arts education is accessible to talented students regardless of economic background, WSS offers scholarship assistance to adults and teens requiring full or partial financial assistance. The number of scholarships available will vary from year to year according to resources and availability of funding. We are grateful for the generosity of our donors who support all or part of the available scholarship opportunities. Please see below for our different scholarship options. 

 

WSS GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND 

TThe WSS Scholarship Fund, generously funded by our community of donors, provides full or partial tuition assistance to teens and adults with limited economic resources. Teens may apply attend WSS's highly regarded three-week Summer Teen Intensive Program, and adults or teens may apply to attend a ten week class or workshop throughout the year. These awards may include a stipend. 

WSS ALMA THOMAS SCHOLARSHIP 

The WSS Alma Thomas Scholarship, inaugurated by The Friends of Alma Thomas, is in honor and memory of abstract expressionist painter and art educator, Alma Thomas. Thomas was the first fine arts graduate of Howard University and an art teacher at Shaw Jr. High School from 1924 to 1960. Thomas was the first African American woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The Scholarship is available to DC resident teens and adults from historically underrepresented communities who attend the University of District of Columbia, Howard University, DC public high schools or charter schools. The scholarship is also available to art teachers in DC public high schools or charter schools. The winning applicant(s) will receive full or partial tuition to WSS’s Summer Teen Intensive Program or enrollment to attend one ten week class or a workshop. The award may also include a stipend.

 

WSS offers work-study positions to potential students who might be otherwise deterred by tuition fees. The program is first-come, first-served, and there are a limited number of opportunities each term, depending on the needs of the School. Work-study students may enroll without charge in a ten-week class, in exchange for 40 hours of unpaid work for the class. The 40 hours must be completed by the end of the term in which a student is taking a class. Work-study assignments may include anything from sitting at the front desk to greeting visitors in the evenings, tidying up classrooms in between classes and assisting with set-up and hospitality during public programs or events.

 

Drop-in Figure Drawing/Painting sessions, workshops, and other special classes are excluded from the work-study program. Work-study students must demonstrate professionalism, reliability and accountability, and are expected to provide their own supplies for classes.

 

Work-study

Deadlines

Winter Term: Friday, December 20,2019

Spring Term: Sunday, March 15, 2020

Summer Term: Sunday, June 7, 2020

 

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