PAFA To Offer Scholarships to Fine Arts Students at Camden County College

Contact: Gigi Lamm
Public Relations Manager

PHILADELPHIA – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) and Camden County College (CCC) have signed an agreement that allows PAFA to accept transfer credits from CCC. In conjunction with this agreement, PAFA has announced the availability of scholarships specifically designed for CCC studio arts students who are transferring into PAFA.

The agreement to accept transfer credits is a first in PAFA’s over 200-year history and was made possible by the recent creation of a second BFA program, the Academy BFA, that permits the transfer of liberal arts classes and is a sister program to PAFA's historic Coordinated BFA degree program with the University of Pennsylvania. The agreement permits the smooth transfer of liberal arts and studio art courses making attendance at the nation's premier art school an affordable option for community college students. Other agreements in various stages of development are with Northampton Community College (Bethlehem, PA), Community College of Philadelphia, St. Louis Community College, and Montgomery County Community College.
The newly announced scholarship, “Camden Connection,” is specifically designed for studio art students transferring to PAFA from CCC. All eligible candidates will be reviewed for both academic and artistic merit scholarship upon submission of a completed application for the Academy BFA program. Awards are for full-time study and will range from $2,000 to $6,000 for the academic year. They will be renewable as long as the student remains in good standing. “Camden Connection” scholarships will be offered in addition to any need-based scholarship that the student is eligible to receive. 
"PAFA has been known, for many years, as a rare combination of quality and value,” states PAFA Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid Stan Greidus. “Having this agreement and the ‘Camden Connection’ scholarship enables the two colleges to work together to assist students in the arts who are seeking an extraordinary education.”
Deadlines for completed applications are March 1 for fall and December 1 for spring.
About the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is America's first school of fine arts and museum.  A recipient of the 2005 National Medal of Arts presented by the President of the United States of America, PAFA is a recognized leader in fine arts education.  Nearly every major American artist has taught, studied, or exhibited at the Academy. The institution's world-class collection of American art continues to grow and provides what only a few other art institutions in the world offer: the rare combination of an outstanding museum and an extraordinary faculty known for its commitment to students and for the stature and quality of its artistic work.
Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Academy is located at 118-128 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia. Admission to the Permanent Collection is Adults $10, Seniors & Students with I.D. $8, Youth ages 5-18, $6. Admission to Special Exhibitions (includes Permanent Collection) is Adults $15, Seniors & Students with I.D. $12, Youth Ages 5-18, $8. Admission is free for members and children under age of 5. Admission to Morris Gallery exhibitions is free.
About Camden County College
Camden County College, a comprehensive public community college in New Jersey, provides accessible and affordable education including associate degree programs, occupational certificates programs, non-credit courses, and customized job training. The College welcomes all who can benefit and provides the support services students need to transfer for further studies, prepare for a career, and continue their education. The College responds to the changing needs of its community and students and continuously improves its programs and services to support the economic development of Camden County and the personal development of its citizens.