Financial Aid

Financial Aid for Teens

We strive to bring the best and most ambitious students to our program to contribute to our community of creators. We welcome applicants from all financial backgrounds and work to make our programs affordable through our ST.ART Challenge Scholarship Contest and Need-Based Scholarships.

ST.ART Challenge

The ST.ART Challenge is an application-based scholarship contest for exceptional artists in grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 (rising Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors) interested in attending the 2023 ST.ART Intensive or Zip ST.ART programs. There is no entry fee and three winners are blindly selected each spring to receive funding for participation in the upcoming summer.

Deadline: April 1 at 11:59pm

Need-Based Scholarships

Students demonstrating financial need can submit additional materials to be considered for need-based scholarships to attend the 2023 ST.ART Intensive or Zip ST.ART programs.

Priority Deadline: April 1 at 11:59pm

Application / Registration Fee Waivers

Additional Information

  • Our process is confidential.
  • Applying for financial aid will neither increase nor decrease your chances of acceptance into application-based programs.
  • Financial aid typically goes to families that are low-income, have many dependents, or are facing other financial hardships, however, we do consider granting financial aid when there are extenuating circumstances such as medical hardship, recent job loss, or a large number of dependents (i.e. financial responsibility for extended family members).
  • Our funds are limited and we may not be able to grant every financial aid applicant an award.


Contact the ST.ART team via email at or schedule a chat via Calendly.