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Continuing Education strives to make arts learning opportunities accessible to students from all economic backgrounds. Whenever possible, we offer tuition scholarships to those demonstrating financial need.

“Existing in a lower-income family, it is difficult for interests and talents to be served or grown. Attending a class on scholarship offered our son not only a great experience, but also a place of pride knowing he was deserving of the opportunity.” —Parent of Scholarship Recipient

Current Scholarship Opportunities*

Summer Youth 2017

Scholarships are dependent on funding and are currently available for ages 6-18 summer youth camps and classes for kids and teens.

To Apply:

  1. Review the class schedule and descriptions.
  2. Complete an online scholarship application or print a PDF of the application and mail or fax to 612.874.3695.


Applications are reviewed every Friday beginning Friday, February 10, 2017. Scholarships are not guaranteed to every applicant and students are unable to reserve spots in advance. Funds are limited and priority is given to families who have not previously received a scholarship. Scholarships must be redeemed by registering for a class using the unique scholarship code that will be provided within 2 weeks, or the funds will be forfeited and awarded to another applicant.

*Scholarships cover 97% of class cost. Supply costs included on a case by case basis.

Funding Sponsors

In addition to funding provided directly by MCAD Continuing Education, current scholarship opportunities have been generously funded by the following sponsors:

  • Carolyn Foundation
  • Coyne Foundation
  • Gamble Skogmo Fund
  • George Family Foundation
  • Nordstrom Charitable GIving
  • Walser Foundation funded by the Walser Automotive Group
  • William Boss Foundation
  • Xcel Energy Foundation

Carolyn Foundation Xcel Energy Foundation