Scholarships

2018 Irene Rosner David Medical Art Therapy Scholarship (One Award): This scholarship focuses on understanding the role of the medical art therapist and is available to a student member of AATA who can demonstrate acceptance or enrollment in an American Art Therapy Association approved graduate art therapy program. Students receiving this award are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. Deadline: July 1, 2018. Scholarship Award Amount: Up to $900.00. Find the full Irene Rosner David Scholarship application with more details here.




The American Art Therapy Association and its generous donors provide a number of scholarships annually which are presented at a special ceremony during the Annual Conference to encourage the growth of the profession by rewarding excellence and enabling access to information and resources for the members who are selected by the Scholarship Committee. The scholarship awards process is highly competitive. The deadline to apply for the following awards has passed

American Art Therapy Association Anniversary Scholarship Fund (One Award):
Available to a student member with a current, or most recent, GPA of at least 3.25 who can demonstrate financial need and acceptance or enrollment in an American Art Therapy Association approved graduate art therapy program. Students receiving this award are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. Scholarship Award Amount: Up to $900.00

Myra Levick Scholarship Fund (One Award): Available to a student member with a current, or most recent, GPA of at least 3.00 who can demonstrate financial need and acceptance or enrollment in an American Art Therapy Association approved art therapy program. Students applying for this award are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. Scholarship Award: Up to $900.00

Rawley Silver Award for Excellence (One Award): Available to a student member whose academic record or prior experience is deemed excellent (3.50+) who can demonstrate financial need and acceptance or enrollment in an American Art Therapy Association approved art therapy program. Students applying for this award are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. Scholarship Award: Up to $900.00

Cay Drachnik Minorities Fund (One Award): Specifically designed for the purchase of books, this fund is available to members of an ethnic minority group who can demonstrate financial need and acceptance or enrollment in an American Art Therapy Association approved art therapy program. Students applying for the award are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. Scholarship Award: Up to $500.00

Student Scholarship to the American Art Therapy Association Annual Conference (Up to Three Awards): Specifically designed to provide financial support to student members so they can attend the Annual Conference, this fund is available to student members who can demonstrate financial need, acceptance, and/or enrollment in an American Art Therapy Association approved art therapy program, and prior involvement in art as healing events. Students awarded this scholarship are required to attend the conference. Scholarship Award: Full Registration per Attendee

Prasad Family Foundation - International Student Scholarship (One Award): Specifically designed to provide financial support for international student members enrolled in an American Art Therapy Association approved graduate program to attend the Annual Conference, students awarded this scholarship are required to attend the conference. Applications must include a copy of the cover page of their passport noting the country of origin. Scholarship Award: Up to $900.00

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS:  Scholarship award applicants must be current members of the American Art Therapy Association. All applications, with full attachments must be received by June 1, 2018. Students applying for awards must be enrolled for fall 2018 classes in an American Art Therapy Association approved Graduate Art Therapy Program. Student applicants must be first or second year students (for the upcoming term of fall 2018), and if part-time, enrolled in 3 courses for the fall academic term. Enrollment in 2 courses will be considered based on the graduate school's typical plan of study and at the discretion of the scholarship working group. Awards are granted only to active Student members of the Association. Attendance at the Association’s Annual Conference, where the awards will be given, is strongly encouraged. Attendance is considered in the application selection process, and in some cases, attendance is mandatory for acceptance of the award.

DEADLINE:  June 1, 2018

DATE AWARDED:  Scholarships are announced each year at the American Art Therapy Association Annual Conference Awards ceremony. Recipients will be notified by August about the decision on their application.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD LEVELS:  Scholarships are determined each year through the Association’s annual budget process. The maximum scholarship award levels for 2018 are noted below after each scholarship definition requirement.

TO BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE, ALL APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Application Form
  2. Official Transcript
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation
  4. Financial Form
  5. Essay
  6. Proof of Acceptance or Enrollment

GUIDELINES & APPLICATION:  Click here for the full Student Scholarship Guidelines and Application

FINANCIAL FORM:  Click here for the full Financial Aid Form

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PEARLIE ROBERSON ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

ABOUT THE PEARLIE ROBERSON AWARD: Pearlie Roberson was an African American artist and art therapy client. This scholarship award was created in 2000. The award honors Ms. Roberson’s request to “remember me” and supports efforts to “explore, express, connect…” to enhance the multicultural aspects of the therapeutic experience.

CRITERIA: The award provides financial support for a project, undertaken by a student or professional member of the American Art Therapy Association, which targets multicultural aspects and capacities of art therapy. The award is based on the merit of the project proposal, not financial need. It is specifically designed to advance the Association’s teaching and research mission.

DEADLINE: June 1, 2018. The Pearlie Roberson Scholarship Award is presented during the formal awards ceremony which takes place each year at the Annual Conference. Applicants will be notified in advance about the decision of their application.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Up to $1,000.00. This amount may be split between or among recipients in any given year.

GUIDELINES & APPLICATION: Click here for the full Pearlie Roberson Guidelines & Application

NEW PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

ABOUT THE NEW PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: The American Art TherapyAssociation and its generous donors provide an opportunity for New Professionals, who are also new attendees to conference, to attend our National Annual Conference. AATA aims to encourage the growth of the profession by helping our newest professionals access information and resources for networking and to support the work that they do.

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS:

  1. Applicants must be current New Professional members of the American Art Therapy Association.

DEADLINE:  June 1, 2018

DATE AWARDED:  Scholarships are announced each year at the American Art Therapy Association Annual Conference Awards ceremony. Recipients will be notified by August about the decision on their application.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD LEVELS:  Scholarships are determined each year through the Association’s annual budget process. The AATA will award up to two (2) awards in the amount of one full conference registration per recipient.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. A completed Application Form must be submitted.
  2. Two (2) academic or work-related signed letters of recommendation must be received in the application package.
  3. One essay, limited to two (2) double spaced typed pages.

GUIDELINES & APPLICATION:  Click here for the full New Professional Application