Application Deadline: April 1, 2017
Applicants must submit 20 images of recent work along with the online application. The deadline for applications is April 1. Work/Study Scholarship and admission decisions are announced before the end of April via email. No decision will be made until the application is complete, including the non-refundable $25 application fee. Admission is competitive as we enroll only 40 students into the school.
Chautauqua offers a low tuition rate relative to other national summer art programs. Even so, there are many students who request assistance, and financial aid is competitive. The School of Art awards work/study scholarships through the assignment of jobs which require up to a maximum of 10 hours per week. All financial aid awards are in the form of work/study scholarships. There are no awards which do not include a work/study component. Students who accept an award and do not satisfactorily fulfill work/study obligations will be dismissed from the program with no refund. All students on a full scholarship should expect to work the full ten hours/week.
There are awards for full tuition, half tuition and partial tuition, as well as some awards which also cover housing. Additionally, there may be resident hall assistant positionswhich cover housing costs for mature students (these positions are sometimes
given to returning students who demonstrated excellent potential in their work/study positions in previous years). Residence hall assistant positions are available to students age 21 and older who have had experience in college residence halls or in supervision of young people. Work/study awards are made on the basis of a combination of need and merit. This is done with a portfolio review and demonstrated financial need. All aid applicants must include copies of their two most recent available federal tax returns (do not include W-2s in lieu of federal tax returns) for the student and/or parents (any 2 years from 2013 to 2016). If you have been claimed as a dependent on someone else's return in either of these years you must include copies of that person's tax returns as well. If you did not file taxes then you must include parental tax forms. Failure to include tax returns will result in automatic rejection of your financial aid request.