Scholarship Information

Classic Center Cultural Foundation Scholarships


One of the goals of The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is to support the youth in our community in their continuing study of the arts. One of the ways we achieve this is by awarding three annual performing arts scholarships to local high school students and a culinary scholarship to individuals seeking to pursue culinary arts education full-time.

2019 Culinary Arts Scholarship

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation will award 3 scholarships to students pursuing the culinary arts.  The 2019 applications will be available this fall.

  • Any student from Northeast Georgia is eligible.
  • Applicants must hold a high school diploma or a GED or must be a high school senior. 
  • Applicants must also submit a letter of reference from an industry professional or culinary educator. 
A cook-off between three finalists will take place for three local chefs at The Classic Center. The date for the cook-off has not been set yet. The finalists will prepare a dish that will be judged by a panel of local chefs.

In addition to the $2,000 student scholarship, each recipient's culinary program will receive $500.

Check back this fall for the 2019 scholarship application!

2019 Performing Arts Scholarships

 
The Classic Center Cultural Foundation will award 8 separate scholarships (3 from Athens and the surrounding counties, 4 from Rabun County and 1 from Greene County) to local high school students in the performing arts. The 2019 applications will be available this fall!

The Foundation will award each scholarship recipient $2,000, as well as $500 to the arts department of each recipient's school. 


  • Any high school junior or senior from Clarke County or the surrounding counties is eligible (Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe), as well as Rabun County and Greene County.
  • Previous Classic Center Cultural Foundation scholarship recipients are not eligible.
  • Must submit a letter of reference from a performing arts teacher
  • An audition, no longer than 4 minutes, is required
The 2019 audition date and time has not been announced yet.  A piano and sound system will be provided. The performing arts scholarships will be presented at the Celebration of the Arts gala this summer.

Check back this fall for the 2019 scholarship application!

 2019 Visual Arts Scholarships 

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation will award its first scholarship to one local high school student in the visual arts. The 2019 applications will be available this fall.

The Foundation will award the scholarship recipient $2,000, as well as $500 to the arts department of the recipient's school.

  • Any high school junior or senior from Clarke County or the surrounding counties is eligible (Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe)
  • Entries may include all forms of visual arts pieces including drawing, painting, pottery, sculpture, film, photography and graphic design
  • Must submit a letter of reference from an arts instructor
  • Applicants will be judged on portfolio pieces submitted
  • All works must be of the applicant’s original creation
  • Selected finalists will appear in a juried art showcase at The Classic Center Theatre on Thursday, April 19


Check back this fall for the 2019 scholarship application! 

Contact Us


For more information on the scholarships, contact Stephanie VanDyck, Foundation Manager, at 706-357-4417 or by email.