Cuyahoga Valley Art Center’s

Vibrant Palette Scholarship Application & Information

The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center believes that no one with an interest in taking an art class should be deterred from doing so because of cost. CVAC’s Vibrant Palette Scholarship Fund offers full class scholarship opportunities to students (2nd Grade – Adult) with an interest in art and a financial need. Thanks to the generous support of the PNC Foundation and donors, a limited number of scholarships are available for students who meet special criteria including financial and artistic need. These scholarships are intended to offer students access to high quality visual arts educational opportunities, providing artists with the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop their talents.  

Scholarships are available for students ages 2nd grade thru Adult for all 5 to 10-week classes and Summer Camps, with correlation to availability. For a full list of class offerings visit:


  • ONLINE: Please fill out an online application for each applicable student: ONLINE APPLICATION
  • VIA EMAIL: Please download and fill out the following application for each applicable student and return by email to: with the subject “Scholarship”: DOWNLOAD APPLICATION
  • IN PERSON: Please download or pick-up the scholarship application, fill out one for each applicable student, and drop off or mail application(s) to: Cuyahoga Valley Art Center 2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls OH, 44221
    • Applications are accepted year-round and considered on a case-by-case basis.
    • Once submitted, applicants will be notified within one month of receiving the application if they have been awarded a scholarship.


*If you need assistance applying for a scholarship, or have additional questions please contact:

Marissa Appleby at, 330-928-8092

The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center believes that the full expression of creativity is a key element in the development of successful and productive individuals who make meaningful contributions to the quality of life and sustainability of our community. ‘Art Starts Here’ at CVAC for students of all ages. CVAC believes that at any age art can lead to a meaningful career.

Research from the Akron Cultural Plan revealed that 41% of those surveyed had a cost barrier to their family’s ability to access arts and cultural activities. Recognizing that this is not an issue unique to only Akron, CVAC is looking offer access to quality visual arts programing via class scholarships. CVAC plans to gear 75% of their scholarships towards applicants within low to moderate income households, to close the cost barriers separating these individuals from quality visual arts programing.


1. Fair and equal consideration will be given to all applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or creed.

2. Each applicant may only be awarded one scholarship per semester.

3. It will be at the discretion of the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center to determine whether a candidate will be awarded a scholarship to take a class at the Art Center.

4. 75% of scholarships will go towards applicants within low to moderate income households.

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