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MAA awards over $2000 in scholarships yearly. This is supported through our fundraising activities. 

High School Scholarship 
Every year, MAA awards substantial scholarships to graduating high school students. The scholarship is intended to help students further their education in the visual arts, including but not limited to, photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, art education, set design or film making.


The scholarship committee announces the monetary amount in January when the submission process begins. The scholarship committee chooses the winning applicants. 


An applicant must be a resident of Connecticut, be a graduating high school senior and attend school East of the Connecticut River. The student must be accepted at a 4 year accredited college for the fall.


Applications for the 2024-25 school year will open January 1, 2024.



Completed applications are to be post marked no later than Monday, April 15, 2024.

Decision letters will be mailed by Monday, May 6, 2024.

Contact Bonnie Lindland

at 860-649-8111

The 2023 MAA High School Scholarship Winners

MAA awarded scholarships to Jordan Trares, Tyrique Martin and Sofia Brummitt.  

Jordan Trares is the winner of the 2023 Manchester Art Associations $2,000 Scholarship. Jordan is graduating from Manchester High School. She has always had an interested in art. Once she tried oil painting and learned techniques that increased her skills she discovered painting was her passion. She says, “I love to paint and love the feeling of a paintbrush in my hand.” Three artists that influenced her were: Salvador Dali showed her not every piece has to make sense to the viewer.  Frida Kahlo showed her it is ok to show pain, passion and emotions in my art. And Van Gogh showed her you don’t have to stick to one thing. She will be going to the University of Hartford  pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts.  

A $1,000 Scholarship was awarded to Tyrique Martin. Tyrique is a student at South Windsor High School and the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. His favorite medium is pencil, because he can control it the best. His designs are unique and full of meaning to him. His favorite artist is Nigel Chia. He hopes to be a fashion designer. He will be attending Lasell University in Newton, Mass


A $1,000 Scholarship was awarded to Sofia Brummitt. Sofia is graduating from Glastonbury High School. She is an accomplished dancer, performer and has already been working as a Graphics and Marketing Intern for a ballet theatre company. She enjoys combining technology and art. Sofia will be attending School of Visual Arts in New York City, pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts. 

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