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2022-23 Scholarships are Available.

This year, 171 Cedar Arts Center expects to provide about 40 scholarships to area youth and adults to help make private music lessons, dance lessons, visual arts and ceramics courses, and fitness classes like Tai Chi and fencing accessible to all members of the community. Scholarships are available based on financial need or merit (teacher nomination is required for merit scholarship).

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2022 Scholarship Application

Scholarships are available for the 2022-23 School year (must be used by August 31, 2023).
Please plan up to one hour to complete the online application process. Download the application form for more information.

Scholarship and Financial Assistance Application

Application Deadlines:

Rolling Application Submission for the Fiscal Year 2022-23 through July 1, 2023

Please complete a separate application for each student.

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.

For enrollment, all application materials and completed forms to:

171 Cedar Arts Center
171 Cedar Street
Corning, NY 14830


Award Notification

Notification will be made by email. Please refrain from calling the Arts Center to inquire about scholarship award decisions. Scholarship recipients will be notified on a rolling basis.

Scholarship 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. 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 Center’s multi-disciplinary arts-programming. $15,000 of additional funds are available to 171 to award this year.

Helen E. Stevenson Memorial Scholarship

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.

Rosemary Ann Neal Scholarship Fund

established in 2020, by her son and local artisan, Dwayne Thomas Neal. This scholarship commemorates Rosemary’s love of music and her passion for teaching piano. Scholarships can be for classes in any artistic discipline taught at 171 Cedar Arts Center, and scholarships can also cover associated transportation costs where necessary. Scholarships shall be awarded based on merit and need.

171’s Experience Art Fund

has established the Experience Art Fund, which allows participation in any of 171 Cedar Arts Center’s multi-arts programs. 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.

To apply

Submit one complete application per student, which includes all of the required materials. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please note the following:

  • Scholarship awards for 171 Cedar Arts Center 2022-23 fiscal year are valid through August 2023.
  • If the applicant received a scholarship in the 2021-22 year, all award requirements from that year must be complete, before applying for a 2022-23 scholarship.
  • Any 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 (Section 5).
  • 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.
  • Please plan for about 1 hour to complete the application form.


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171’s fiscal year 2022 – 2023 Scholarship Application

If you cannot complete the form online, you can use the button below to print a paper copy of the application.
Applications may be dropped off at the front desk of the Drake House at 155 Cedar Street or mailed to 171 Cedar Arts Center, 171 Cedar St., Corning, NY 14830, Attn: Scholarship Commitee.

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