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. All children should have the opportunity to learn through the arts, regardless of their economic status.
The Wortham Center’s Y.E.S. (Youth Education Scholarship) Fund makes it possible for underserved students to attend the Wortham Center’s Student Series and other educational programs each season.
How does it work?
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. Contact the box office for questions regarding eligibility.
How do I apply?
To apply for a scholarship, please complete the Y.E.S. application included in the Student Series 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 Anna Kimmell at 828-257-4512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.