We believe that everyone can benefit from taking craft classes.
If you’d like to take a class and you don’t think you or your family can afford the tuition, you may apply for a scholarship to assist you. Most of our scholarships are based on financial need, as well as on the potential for the student to benefit from instruction.
Adult scholarships (ages 18+ years) are available for the Center’s 6-week or 12-week classes (not short term workshops) and cover tuition only; any materials or studio fees must be paid for by the student. Adult scholarships may require an interview on the phone or in person. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All supplemental application materials (letters of reference, financial need documentation, etc) must be received by the application deadline for an application to be considered complete and eligible for consideration.
Youth & Teen Scholarships (ages 6-17 years) are available for our 6-week Youth Craft + Creativity classes and summer programs and include all materials. If you are eligible for free or reduced lunch at school, please include documentation of eligibility with your scholarship application.
An email or phone call will inform you whether you qualify for a scholarship. Decisions on placement generally occur less than a week before classes begin as we wait to see if there is sufficient enrollment for the class to run. Placement in preferred class is not guaranteed. If you wish to secure a seat in a specific class, paid registration is advised.
Application Deadline: All application materials are due to the Craft Center two Fridays before the scheduled start of the session for which you are applying.
Spring 2021 Session Dates
Spring I: Monday, April 12 - Sunday, May 23, 2021
Spring II: Monday, May 24 - Saturday, July 3, 2021
Spring application materials must all be received by Friday, April 2, 2021
Summer 2021 Session Dates
Summer: Monday, July 5 - Sunday, August 15, 2021
Summer application materials must all be received by Friday, June 25, 2021
Applications may be emailed to or mailed or dropped off to the Craft Center's front office:
Worcester Center for Crafts
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, MA 01605
Please use the official downloadable applications below and read all instructions carefully before applying: