The Cooperative Bank of Cape CodEach 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.

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.

Download guidelines for the Positively Different Scholarship


The online application will open September 1, 2017.





Pops by the Sea T-Shirt Design Scholarship

Our 2016 T-shirt design by Colette Luczkow, 10th grader from Barnstable High School


The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod proudly hosts an annual Cape-wide competition to find great original art for use as the official Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea T-Shirt Design. The winner has his or her art featured on the t-shirts worn by volunteers and sold at the premier cultural event on Cape Cod. This competition is open to all 5th through 12th grade students living on Cape Cod.





This program is made possible by Patron Supporter, Coca Cola Bottling Co. of Cape Cod.


  • 1st Place: Winner will receive $250.00;
    Winner’s school art department will receive $250.00;
    Winner’s artwork used on t-shirts worn by volunteers & sold at the CItizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert;
    Winner’s artwork, photograph and profile in the Program Book; Winner will also be invited along with one guest to sit at the Pops by the Sea VIP Artist’s table
  • 2nd Place: Winner will receive $100.00;
    Winner’s school art department will receive $100.00
  • 3rd Place: Winner will receive $50.00;
    Winner’s school art department will receive $50.00



Timeline for Submission:

You may now submit your T-shirt design for the 2017 Pops by the Sea design contest.

The deadline to submit is March 31, 2017.

Winners will be notified by April 14, 2017

If your design makes the top 10 you will be invited along with your family to a celebratory event on May 11 hosted at the Cahoon Museum in Cotuit.