Reaching For the Arts Scholarship Program

Access to the Arts

The Arvada Center's Scholarship Endowment Fund is committed to providing tuition support for students who want to develop their talents in the arts and humanities. The Arvada Center Scholarship Committee oversees six scholarship funds and awards scholarships ranging from partial to full tuition to students who demonstrate artistic talent, dedication and financial need. The Arvada Center also undertakes financial development of the scholarship program in order to increase funding levels, thereby making quality arts education accessible to all segments of the community including low-income patrons.

A Legacy for the Arts

As our lifestyle has become more hectic yet sedentary, many of us are spectators rather than participants in the arts. Whether seeking self-expression, stress reduction or pure enjoyment, we recognize the importance of the arts and arts education in creating balance and completeness in our lives. If you want to promote arts education and help make it accessible, please consider making a contribution to the Scholarship Endowment Fund.

The Arvada Center Scholarship Committee reviews scholarship applications and awards scholarships four times a year. Scholarship guidelines and applications are available at the Arvada Center Box Office or online at See this application for specific deadlines. Aspiring students of all ages wishing to develop their talents in the arts and humanities are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact the Arvada Center Box Office at (720) 898-7200.

Our Current Scholarship Funds

Reaching for the Arts Scholarship - This scholarship provides tuition support to students of all ages and levels of study who are pursuing arts and humanities classes at the Center.

Ilene Larson Scholarship - Established in honor of Mrs. Larson, a pioneer in the effort to get the Arvada Center built, awards scholarships to students of music, visual arts, drama, dance, and humanities.

Brian Walker Memorial Scholarship - Established by Jerry and Shirley Walker in memory of their son who was a member of the Front Range Youth Symphony (FRYS). This fund supports FRYS musicians as well as pre-school children wishing to attend the Center's ArtStart program.

Linda Weinstein Abzug Memorial Scholarship - Honoring Linda Weinstein Abzug, a musical theater performer and teacher of voice and musical theater, this scholarship supports voice and musical theater students.

Marnie Cooper Ballet Scholarship - In memory of Marnie Cooper, dancer, teacher and founder of the Westminster Ballet Theatre, this scholarship is given to young dancers showing promise in level I and II ballet classes.

Julie Lichte Memorial Scholarship - Established by Fred Lichte in memory of his wife who was a gifted music teacher and active patron at the Arvada Center, this scholarship is awarded to musicians in the Arvada Center Youth Symphony.


Reaching for the Arts Online Scholarship Application


Reaching for the Arts Printable Scholarship Application


Reaching for the Arts Scholarship Brochure

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