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

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 research mission addressing cross-cultural/multicultural approaches to art therapy assessment and practice. For more details, see MyAATA.

New Professional Scholarship Award

Amount: Full conference registration per awardee + $100 stipend

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. For more details, see MyAATA.

American Art Therapy Association 50th Anniversary Scholarship Fund

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 a graduate art therapy program. Students receiving this award are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. For more details, see MyAATA.

Myra Levick Scholarship Fund

Available to an AATA student member with a current, or most recent, GPA of at least 3.00 who can demonstrate financial need and acceptance or enrollment in a graduate art therapy program. Students applying for this award are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. For more details, see MyAATA.

Rawley Silver Award for Excellence

Available to an AATA student member whose academic record or prior experience is deemed excellent (3.50+) who can demonstrate financial need and acceptance or enrollment in a graduate art therapy program. Students applying for this award are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. For more details, see MyAATA.

Cay Drachnik Minorities Fund

Specifically designed for the purchase of books, this fund is available to an AATA student member of an ethnic minority group who can demonstrate financial need and acceptance or enrollment in an art therapy program; undergraduate, graduate, or PhD. The student application will be completed in alignment with the AATA Code of Ethics, Responsibility to the Profession, Section 10, in that the application is a truthful representation of self and identity.  Students applying for the award are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. For more details, see MyAATA.

Prasad Family Foundation International Student Scholarship

Specifically designed to provide financial support for international student member enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or doctorate art therapy program to attend the Annual Conference. Students awarded this scholarship are required to attend the conference. For more details, see MyAATA.

Student Scholarship to the American Art Therapy Annual Conference

Amount: Full conference registration per awardee + $100 stipend

Specifically designed to provide financial support to student members so they can attend the Annual Conference, this fund is available to AATA student members who can demonstrate financial need, acceptance, and/or enrollment in an art therapy program, and prior involvement in art as healing events. Students awarded this scholarship are required to attend the conference. Students must identify their status as undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral candidate. For more details, see MyAATA.

Irene Rosner David Medical Art Therapy Scholarship

This scholarship focuses on understanding the role of the medical art therapist and is available to a student member of AATA who can demonstrate acceptance or enrollment in a graduate art therapy program. Students receiving this award are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. For more details, see MyAATA.

Dr. Ellen G. Horovitz Spiritual Art Therapy Scholarship

The Dr. Ellen G. Horovitz Spiritual Art Therapy Scholarship is a research scholarship, available to an AATA student member or AATA member practitioner who demonstrates financial need and has a particular interest in the application of Spiritual Art Therapy and mind/body practices. This award is intended to underwrite projects and/or research envisioned to develop this specialization and interest in Spiritual Art Therapy and mind/body practice as it informs psychological processes surrounding one’s belief systems (e.g., the BATA- Belief Art Therapy Assessment) and its impact on diagnosis and well-being.  The recipient is strongly encouraged to attend the conference. For more details, see MyAATA.

Laura Greenstone Memorial Scholarship

This award honors the memory of art therapist Laura Greenstone in her request for the establishment of a scholarship to support masters-level African-American and Afro-Caribbean art therapy students. Through the establishment of this scholarship, Laura hoped to address the legacy of racial violence in the United States by furthering a diversified art therapy profession and serving very diverse communities in inclusive ways.  This scholarship is available to an AATA student member who can demonstrate acceptance or enrollment in a graduate art therapy program, identifies as being African-American and/or Afro-Caribbean, and can demonstrate support to under-served communities.  The student application will be completed in alignment with the AATA Code of Ethics, Responsibility to the Profession, Section 10, in that the application is a truthful representation of self and identity.  Students receiving this award are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. For more details, see MyAATA.