The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod is proud to support local students pursuing an arts education through our Scholarship Program made possible through partnerships and support with The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, The Quell Foundation, Eat Your Heart Out Catering, and James H. Rice & Family Foundation.  

Each year the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, in partnership with the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, offers scholarship opportunities to graduating high school seniors who are pursuing higher education in creative arts fields such as music, dance, drama, visual arts, fashion design and creative writing. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and require the submission of a portfolio and essay.

The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod

Scholarship applications are accepted from students who are graduating from a public or private school or a home education program living on Cape Cod and who are accepted into a degree program at an accredited college or university. Selections are made based on the quality of the submissions, excellence of the work and academic achievement.

Positively Different Scholarship Program Guidelines

The online application is open until June 30, 2020

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Partners with Eat Your Heart Out Catering to Offer Culinary Arts Scholarship

Scholarship to be given to graduating high school senior on Cape Cod

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) and Eat Your Heart Out Catering are joining forces to support the next generation of students who dream of one day becoming culinary artists.

That support will come in the form of a competitive scholarship given to a current Cape Cod senior planning to earn a college degree in the culinary arts. The online application is now open until June 30, 2020.

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, in collaboration with The Quell Foundation’s Fighter and Survivor Scholarship Programs, is proud to support, through our matching grant program, local students either living with a mental health diagnosis or  who have lost a parent or sibling to suicide and who are pursuing an arts education.  This year, The Quell Foundation Scholarships will fund Cape students for undergraduate studies in any arts-related field, such as music, dance, drama, visual arts, graphic design, architecture, fashion, culinary arts, sculpture, theater, or creative writing.

The online application is now open until June 30, 2020.

Jonathan Rice Art Scholarship

Jonathan Rice struggled with mental illness for much of his life.  Among his many talents was that of artist, particularly using the mediums of watercolor and charcoal sketch.  Jon grew up in Orleans and attended Nauset Regional High School.  In addition to being well-liked by his many friends, Jon was his class valedictorian and  captain of the varsity basketball and tennis teams.  He attended Harvard University, where he majored in Psychology.  Just a month shy of his graduation, the impact of previously unrecognized mental illness began to influence his behaviors and emotions, and Jonathan attempted suicide.   Through medication, therapy, and determined focus, Jon was able to manage his illness, if not fully overcome it.  He was twice married and had two wonderful daughters.  Although employment was not always easy or consistent for Jon, he held the position of draftsman at a couple of Cape engineering firms, utilizing his combined skills of mathematics and art.  Throughout his life, art was always a calming refuge for Jon.  He often used it to express emotions and feelings that were not otherwise easily conveyed.  The Jonathan Rice Art Scholarship is in his memory in the hope that others battling the challenges of mental illness, in themselves or their family, will pursue their interest in art with confidence and passion. Jonathan Rice passed away February 2013 following a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure.

The online application is now open until June 30, 2020.