Scholarships: Make A Name at PAFA

Each year, PAFA awards approximately $3,500,000 in scholarship support. However, the increases in the cost of higher education are outpacing growth in outside sources of financial aid for students. The majority of PAFA’s currently-enrolled students require financial aid to complete their studies, and the demand for scholarship support and financial aid regularly exceeds what PAFA is able to provide.

In 2016, PAFA launched the Make a Name at PAFA scholarship program, an initiative to grow support for scholarships and enhance the network of PAFA students and patrons. With annual gifts of $5,000 or more, donors have the opportunity to “make a name at PAFA” by creating a scholarship that is awarded to an individual student at PAFA. These contributions help support the next generation of great artists, all of whom uniquely benefit from PAFA's studio training, community of working artists, and access to its important collection of American art.

Please contact Jane Allsopp, Chief Development Officer, at (215) 972-2002 or to learn more about the Make a Name at PAFA scholarship program and how your support can make a difference. 

“It is vital that we continue to grow and renew scholarships reserves in order to attract the finest caliber of students for our undergraduate and graduate programs. Simply put, we want the best students to be able to attend PAFA. Scholarship dollars remain PAFA’s greatest financial need.” —Clint Jukkala, School of the Fine Arts Dean

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As the first art museum and school in the United States, PAFA celebrates the transformative power of art and art-making. Your gift sustains our vision of nurturing artists at every turn in their career through our world-class museum and school.

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Use the form to contact PAFA's Office of Development with questions or call (215) 972-2077.