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Scholarships for Art Classes

The Michener Art Museum is a wonderful place for families and friends to spend time together. The arts experiences offered at the museum are accessible to all.

The Michener Art Museum offers need-based scholarships for youth art classes and summer camps to eligible families in the community. The scholarship is good for one year pending availability of sufficient funds, and includes a one-year household membership to the Museum. This membership will enable awardee families to share the excitement of the Museum with their children. Families will also enjoy all the benefits of membership including free admission, discounts on programs, special savings in the museum shops, and invitations to members’ previews and special events.


The Robert V. Nesi Education Award was established in 2002 in memory of Robert V. Nesi, son of Daniel and Polly Nesi. In addition, Isaac Witkin’s Waif’s Anchors (1986) was donated in memory of Robert V. Nesi by his family in 2008.

The Michener Art Museum Volunteer Scholarship for Art Education Endowment was established in 2013, thanks to the generosity of Museum volunteers. Learn how to make a donation to this fund.

The Holly Berry Huynh Memorial Scholarship Endowment was created in February 2013. Holly Berry Huynh was an active, enthusiastic, and creative participant in the Michener Art Museum’s summer camp program from 2010-2012. Her life was tragically cut short in November 2012, when she was 9 years old. Ongoing individual donations will keep Holly’s inspiration and spirit alive in the Education Center at the James A. Michener Art Museum. Learn how to make a donation to this fund.

The Doris Weiss Education Gallery Endowment was created in December 2016. It was founded by long-term volunteer and active Michener community member Doris Weiss. She always felt that the Education Gallery at the Michener was the perfect “doorway to the future” for student artists. Her generosity and spirit will help the Michener award four scholarships per year for an exemplary student exhibiting work in the Education Gallery. Learn how to make a donation to this fund.

How To Apply

Scholarships are awarded throughout the year as applications are received, with April, August, and December deadlines. Eligible candidates may be invited to participate in more than one program per year, pending availability of funds. Completing the application correctly and meeting application deadlines greatly enhances the possibility of receiving financial aid for an art class or summer camp.

Applications for all scholarships are the same:

Download the Application Form
The application has Parents/Guardians and Sponsor components. Form [180K PDF]

Complete the application form including input from their child about art class preferences. Parents/guardians also need a sponsor recommendation as part of the application process.

A school principal, teacher, school counselor, youth program director, youth services director, community leader, or other program sponsor may recommend a child for a scholarship. The sponsor will contact Parents/Guardians, who will need to complete their portion of the application form.

Mail Completed Application Forms To:
Scholarship Program
Ruth Anderson, Director of Arts Education
Michener Art Museum
138 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

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