Scholarships

ABOUT SAWTOOTH SCHOLARSHIPS

Sawtooth School for Visual Art is dedicated to providing quality creative art instruction to a diverse student body. To that end, we have updated our scholarship guidelines in hopes of making our programming more accessible to interested individuals throughout the region. It is through the generosity of individual donors and public foundations that we are able to offer financial assistance to a broader range of students. 

A complimentary one year membership will accompany all scholarships. Scholarships are not available for Taste of Art classes.

Take a look at our NEW scholarship types to see if you qualify. We think you will be pleasantly surprised.


GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Individual & Family Scholarships

Individuals and families seeking tuition assistance for classes will receive at least 30% off all classes and workshops for a six-month period simply by filling out the application below. If additional assistance is needed, please also provide financial documentation in the form of two current pay stubs along with your application and send to registrar@sawtooth.org. Students who qualify may be awarded up to 95% off tuition.

The Standby Discount for Students and Educators

Full time educators and students who take unfilled spots in classes will be awarded half-off the current class price. Those placed on the standby list will be notified of available space in a class one week in advance of the class start date. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. To be placed on the list, please email registrar@sawtooth.org and follow the instructions below:

Educators and College Students – Please send an email requesting to be placed on the standby list from your school email address. Provide your name and current contact information, including your best phone number and email address. Homeschool educators, please provide the name of your school along with the requested information above.

K-12 Students – Please send an email requesting to be placed on the standby list noting the student’s name and date of birth, current grade level, and the school they attend. Along with this, we need a parent or guardian’s name, best phone number and email address.

ART PARTNERS

Artists and employees of art organizations in our area will receive at least 30% off all classes and workshops for a six-month period simply by filling out the application below and checking the appropriate box.

WORK-STUDY SCHOLARSHIPS

Adults interested in working closely with a specific department can receive 75% off tuition for participating in a work-study program. For more information, please contact the Arts Program Director of your desired medium. For a list of Directors, click here. Work-study placement is limited and hours will be determined individually based on the program needs and availability.


SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

The JoAnne Vernon Scholarship Fund was established by Lorraine Fassett in honor of her daughter, our late esteemed Executive Director. This fund provides scholarships for children and adults to ensure that lack of financial resources is not an obstacle to accessing Sawtooth School’s visual art programs.

We gratefully acknowledge the Winston-Salem Foundation for providing this support through the following funds: The Sawtooth School for Visual Art Scholarship Fund, The Sawtooth School for Visual Art Endowment, The Chris Yarborough Memorial Sawtooth School Trust, and The Bess Lee Burke Memorial Fund.

Thanks to the generosity of the  Reynolds American Foundation for awarding a grant to fund need-based scholarships for children and adults.

We gratefully acknowledge Beth Bealle for providing the support to create the Bealle Family Scholarship Fund for Seniors in honor of her parents, LoAnne and Burnitt Bealle. This fund is specifically for need-based tuition assistance for students aged 60 and older.


HOW TO APPLY

  • To apply for an Individual Scholarship, complete this  form.
  • If you are looking for tuition assistance for Your Family, complete this form.
  • For tuition assistance greater than 30%, please fill out the appropriate form above and also email copies of your last two paystubs to: registrar@sawtooth.org. You may also mail the completed forms to: Sawtooth School for Visual Art, 251 North Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Questions? Call us today: 336-723-7395, Ex.210.

 

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