MAA awards over $4000 in scholarships yearly. This is supported through our fundraising activities. 

High School Scholarship 
Every year, MAA awards a scholarship of $1,500 to a graduating high school student. The scholarship committee chooses the winning applicant. The scholarship is intended to help a student further his/her education in the visual arts, including but not limited to, photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, art education, set design or film making.


The graduating high school senior must be a resident of Connecticut, be a graduating senior and attend school in Manchester, South Windsor, East Hartford, Glastonbury, Bolton, Coventry or Hebron.  The student must be accepted at a 4 year accredited college for the fall.


Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available.

Description Letter

Completed applications are to be post marked no later than April 9, 20212. 

Decision letters  mailed by May 3, 2021. 

Contact Sue Hollister at 860-649-4203

The 2020 MAA High School Scholarship Winner

The 2020 MAA Scholarship has been awarded to Michael Bierbaum, senior at East Catholic High School. Michael will be attending Montclair State University in the fall, studying Industrial and Product Design. Michael is an active, positive, focused student who brings creativity to everything he undertakes. He has held positions as a lifeguard, camp counselor, volunteer in Peru, is on the varsity swim team as a diver, and is an Honor Student and Eagle Scout. We wish him well on his next journey. 

Manchester Community College (MCC) Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded annually to Manchester Community College (MCC) art students though the MCC Foundation. ​The students are either continuing their education at MCC or going on to a four-year school to pursue their studies in art. The faculty at MCC selects the recipients. Three $1,000 scholarships were awarded in 2019 through the MCC Foundation to art students continuing their studies at MCC.