W. Charles Thompson Museum School Scholarships



As a result of generous gifts from the Phil Leach Memorial Education Fund and anonymous donors, the Attleboro Arts Museum is pleased to offer scholarships to art students of all ages and backgrounds who might not have access to funds to further their knowledge in the arts.  We work to provide learning opportunities in the visual arts and nurture the creative development of each student through our arts classes & workshops and exposure to our Museum exhibitions.


Scholarship opportunities are awarded to children, teen and adult art students.  The Review Committee typically selects multiple full and partial tuition scholarships per year.



There are no exceptions to these guidelines.

  • Students applying for a scholarship can be of any age and background
  • Recipients agree to display one of the artworks created at the Attleboro Arts Museum during the Museum’s annual All School Show (typically held in late Feb/early March)
  • Recipient agrees to help promote and spread the word about scholarship opportunities at the Museum
  • Once a recipient has been selected, Museum art class schedules along with applicant preference and availability will determine art class assignments. If you are awarded a Museum scholarship, you will not be eligible to apply again until 2 years have passed since the date of the awarded scholarship.
  • Classes are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash value



  • Applicants can send in their application at any time.  
  • Art class sessions are held during fall, winter, spring and summer.  Click here for current session timetables and class offerings.
  • Please send completed application to: Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703 Attn: Scholarship or e-mail to
  • All applicants will be notified of scholarship award results within 10 days of receipt of their completed scholarship application



  • Applicant Profile: Please attach a resume or biography to the scholarship application.  Be sure to include if you are a beginning, intermediate, or seasoned artist. Length: One page or less (adults may assist minors).                
  • Applicant Statement: Kindly explain your thoughts and goals behind studying the visual arts and your desire for this arts program. Your statement should help the Review Committee make their decision. Length: One page or less (adults may assist minors).
  • Submission of a Completed Scholarship Application

Download an AAM Scholarship Overview.





The Attleboro Arts Museum is honored to commemorate the life, work, and exceptional talent of artist Edmonia Lewis by launching the Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship. The scholarship is funded by The Reynolds Family and the Museum and is open to African American children, teens, adults, and adult/child pairs. It is administered by The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee of Greater Attleboro. 

Download an Edmonia Lewis Scholarship Application.

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