Work Study Scholarships

Work study Scholarships
Penny Sullivan in Wayne Summerhill’s Fall Beginning Sculpture Class thanks to ESSA’s work study program.

Work study scholarships are awarded to qualified individuals who may need help in meeting the expense of an ESSA workshop and who have a desire to contribute to the mission of ESSA with their time and talents. Work study assignments vary depending upon the needs of the campus.

There are a limited number of work study scholarships available each year, and participants must be pre-approved in order to begin earning their scholarship.

Upon submission of an approved work study scholarship application and completion of 30 hours of work, 30 hours (approximately 5 days) of workshop tuition will be provided to the work study participant. Workshop material fees and supplies are not included in the tuition award and must be paid by the work study participant. All workshop placements are based upon availability.

Participants may also continue to volunteer beyond the 30 hours of work study (thank you!!!), but ESSA may only offer a total of 30 hours of complimentary workshop time per person per year.

To download the work study scholarship form in Microsoft Word format, please click here.

To download the work study scholarship form in fillable PDF form  format, please click here.

Applicants must submit: Complete work study application form, explanation of qualifications and intent, and the goals that you hope to achieve in the workshop for which you are applying. (2 page maximum)

Via Email: Julie@essa-art.org

Via Snail Mail: Attention: Julie Hop, P.O. Box 657 Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632

After the application deadline, which is February 4, 2022, a review committee meets to select which applicants are eligible to be interviewed for the available work study positions for the year.  After all interviews have been conducted, a placement will be made and you will be notified in writing.  Turn your form in right away to ensure that you get first pick of our 2022 workshops!