Children who learn through the arts develop self-confidence, creative problem solving skills, a broader understanding of the world around them, and empathy for others. At the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, we believe all children should have the opportunity to learn through the arts, regardless of their economic status.
Need-based scholarships are available through the Wortham Center’s Y.E.S. (Youth Education Scholarship) Fund.
How does it work?
The Y.E.S. Fund was created to make it possible for underserved students to attend Wortham Center school programming. Scholarships, made possible by private donors, cover the cost of admission and are available to students on a free or reduced lunch program. Teachers must provide verification of the number of students in the group that are eligible for funds (form provided) and must fully complete the application to be considered for funding approval.
Who can apply?
Any K-12 school can apply. Home schools, preschools, private programs, clubs and groups are not eligible for scholarship funding. Contact Jared McEntire for questions regarding eligibility.
How do I apply?
To apply for a scholarship, please complete the application and return it to the Wortham Center with your reservation form. Your scholarship application must be submitted with your reservation form. You will be notified via email of the funding decision. Submission of an application does not guarantee funding.
Teachers receiving Y.E.S. Fund support agree to work with their class to complete and submit a set of pre- and post-show exercises which are provided by the Wortham Center.
For more information, contact Community Engagement Director Jared McEntire at 828-257-4512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.