Scholarships

Legacies Live On

AVA is fortunate to offer scholarship opportunities that offset the cost of classes and workshops thanks to the generosity of family and friends of prominent AVA supporters. Written requests for scholarship support must be received no later than two weeks prior than the beginning of the class.

AVA offers scholarships for all ages and abilities.

Verne Foonan (L) received an Al Quirk Scholarship and studied metalworking alongside Jennifer Lay (R)

Al Quirk Scholarship Fund

The Al Quirk Scholarship Fund was established to support senior citizens in their artistic endeavors. After his retirement from a thirty-year career at Dartmouth College, Al Quirk began a new calling as a watercolor artist, taking classes at AVA and eventually serving on AVA’s Board of Directors. Recognizing the significance art and AVA played in Al’s later life, eligible seniors can apply for 50% of tuition for any AVA class or workshop.

Aya Itagaki Scholarship Fund

The Aya Itagaki Scholarship Fund provides qualifying individuals of all ages and abilities with tuition assistance at either AVA or the Okinawan Karate Academy. Aya was an AVA founding member, artist, teacher and AVA board member over four decades. Her family established this scholarship fund to continue her legacy of support. Applicants may receive 50% of tuition toward classes at either AVA or the Okinawan Karate Academy.

AVA Scholarship Fund

AVA’s general scholarship fund provides qualifying individuals of all ages and abilities with tuition assistance in any AVA educational or outreach programming. Funds donated for scholarships but not specifically directed to the Al Quirk or Aya Itagaki funds are allocated to this fund.

Download the Scholarship Application Form

All scholarship funds help provide creative opportunities for those who would otherwise not be able to participate due to financial concerns. Contributions can be made to any of these funds by phone (603) 448-3117, online at avagallery.org or by mail: AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank Street, Lebanon, NH  03766. Thank you!