171 Cedar Arts Center
171 Cedar Street
CorningNY  14830
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2018 Scholarship Application Now Available - New Digital Format

2018 Scholarship Application

Application Deadline: All application materials and completed forms must be submitted online, by 11PM, Sunday, September 30, 2018 (Absolutely no late entries will be accepted).

171 Cedar Arts Center is committed to bringing together a diverse student population, and to assisting individuals and families with their participation at 171 through scholarships based on merit and/or financial need.

Fund Descriptions

Charlene Coleman Holland Scholarship Fund - established in 2007, with funds generously made available to 171 Cedar Arts Center from the family of Charlene Coleman Holland. This Scholarship commemorates her interest in the richness of the regionís arts and cultural community. Mrs. Holland was deeply committed to furthering music education and programming in the area and was instrumental in establishing the Centerís first Suzuki program. Additionally, Charlene was the first Executive Director of the Chemung Valley Arts Council (aka The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes) in 1973 and lived in the Corning-Elmira area from 1963 to 2001, when she relocated with her husband to Salt Lake City, Utah, upon his retirement. Holland Scholarships are awarded to students who are currently taking private, or group, piano and/or string lessons at 171 Cedar Arts Center.

Edwin Caplin Foundation Scholarship Fund - is committed to fueling passion, encouraging learning, and cultivating philanthropic spirit in the arts through this scholarship, which was established in 2010 to provide financial assistance to students who are participating in the Centerís multi-disciplinary arts-programming.

Helen E. Stevenson Memorial Scholarship Ė established in 2008, by her three sons Rich, Jim, and Andrew Greger, the Helen E. Stevenson Memorial Scholarship extends merit-based arts scholarships to serious art students who have been nominated by their current art instructor or by a member of the community who can speak to their talents and passion.
171ís Experience Art Fund - allows participation in 171 Cedar Arts Centerís multi-arts programs, and may be awarded to individuals or families. The maximum amount of assistance is first determined by the availability of funds and the number of applicants, and then by financial need or merit.

Please note the following:

  • To apply, submit one completed application per student, which includes all of the required materials.
  • Award notification will be made by email; please refrain from calling the Center to inquire about award decisions.
  • Fill out separate applications if applying for multiple family members, late applications will not be accepted.
  • Scholarship awards are valid September 2018 Ė August 2019
  • All award requirements from the previous years must be fulfilled
  • Awards from prior years does not rollover into future years
  • Unpaid tuition balances must be fully paid in order to receive award benefits
  • Each person living in the applicant residence should be listed on the application
  • Awards may be decreased, or terminated, if the recipient demonstrates a low level of commitment to the classes, or is absent an excessive number of times 171 Cedar Arts Center reserves the right to terminate assistance at any time
  • 18-19 Scholarship Application Required Data and Questions.pdf
  • UPDATE August 1, 2018: at this time you will not be able to save your application as a draft, we are working to remedy this.

Click here for the 2018 online Scholarship Application