SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year, the American Art Therapy Association honors individuals through an awards program that recognizes Students and Professional level members. We offer research grants and student scholarships, as well as individual honors to members that have outstanding contributions of lasting importance to the art therapy community.

ELIGIBILITY

These awards are available to AATA members only. Join or renew your membership today to ensure your eligibility for submission.

HOW TO APPLY

To view the full requirements for each award and to download award applications, please click here. You must be a member to access the application.

For questions, please contact the National Office at info@arttherapy.org.

LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS

Pearlie Roberson

Amount: Up to $1,000.00 (Amount may be split between or among recipients)

The award provides financial support for a project, undertaken by a student or professional member of the American Art Therapy Association, which targets multicultural aspects and capacities of art therapy. The award is based on the merit of the project proposal, not financial need. It is specifically designed to advance the Association’s teaching and research mission.

New Professional Scholarship Award

Amount: Full conference registration per awardee

The American Art Therapy Association and its generous donors provide an opportunity for New Professionals, who are also new attendees to conference, to attend our National Annual Conference. AATA aims to encourage the growth of the profession by helping our newest professionals access information and resources for networking and to support the work that they do.

American Art Therapy Association Anniversary Scholarship Fund

Amount: Up to $900.00

Available to a student member with a current, or most recent, GPA of at least 3.25 who can demonstrate financial need and acceptance or enrollment in an American Art Therapy Association approved graduate art therapy program. Students receiving this award are strongly encouraged to attend the conference.

Myra Levick Scholarship Fund

Amount: Up to $900.00

Available to a student member with a current, or most recent, GPA of at least 3.00 who can demonstrate financial need and acceptance or enrollment in an American Art Therapy Association approved art therapy program.

Rawley Silver Award for Excellence

Amount: Up to $900.00

Available to a student member whose academic record or prior experience is deemed excellent (3.50+) who can demonstrate financial need and acceptance or enrollment in an American Art Therapy Association approved art therapy program.

Cay Drachnik Minorities Fund

Amount: Up to $500.00

Specifically designed for the purchase of books, this fund is available to members of an ethnic minority group who can demonstrate financial need and acceptance or enrollment in an American Art Therapy Association approved art therapy program.

Prasad Family Foundation International Student Scholarship

Amount: Up to $900.00

Specifically designed to provide financial support for international student members enrolled in an American Art Therapy Association approved graduate program to attend the Annual Conference, students awarded this scholarship are required to attend the conference.

Student Scholarship to the American Art Therapy Annual Conference

Amount: Full conference registration per awardee

Specifically designed to provide financial support to student members so they can attend the Annual Conference, this fund is available to student members who can demonstrate financial need, acceptance, and/or enrollment in an American Art Therapy Association approved art therapy program, and prior involvement in art as healing events. Students awarded this scholarship are required to attend the conference.