Each season the Chautauqua Institution offers opportunities for a few families with limited incomes, who have never been to Chautauqua in the past, to enjoy a first-time Chautauqua experience.

Funded through Chautauqua Foundation endowments and Chautauqua Fund annual gifts, scholarships usually range from $800 to $1,500 and cover such costs such as Institution gate passes, tuition for Special Studies classes, children’s activities (Children’s’ School/Boys' & Girls' Club) and housing rental.

Applications will be accepted through April 1, 2017.

Awards require residency on the Chautauqua grounds for one full week. There is no application fee.

Family Scholarship Program awards will be determined by April 18, 2017, based on reviews of the programmatic and financial information outlined in the application.

Approximately one month before the opening of the Chautauqua season, each family will submit a final plan of activities selected from the current season’s program.

Any family interested in obtaining a Family Scholarship Program application should contact Rindy Barmore at 716-357-6222 or rbarmore@ciweb.org.


Family Scholarship gives first-timers free week at Chautauqua | The Chautauquan Daily, August 22, 2014