Scholarships and Grants

The Classic Center Programs

Paul M Cramer Hospitality Education Fund

Paul M. Cramer Hospitality Education Fund

The Paul M. Cramer Hospitality Education Fund was established in 2019, in celebration of Paul Cramer’s 25th anniversary as President/CEO of The Classic Center. Mr. Cramer began his successful career in Rochester, New York, working his way from Banquet and Concessions Manager in 1986 to Assistant Executive Director by 1992. In 1995, Mr. Cramer moved to Athens, Georgia where he began his work with The Classic Center Authority and local community, to oversee the development and construction of The Classic Center.


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The Classic Center Cultural Foundation's Programs

Visual Arts Scholarship

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation Visual Ars Scholarship

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation awards visual arts scholarships to area students based on an application process.  Visual arts scholarships are open to all high school students in 9th through 12th grade that live in the Northeast Georgia region.  The available visual arts scholarship funding is brought to you in part by The Ann and Jack Crowley Scholarship Fund for the Visual Arts.

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Performing Arts Scholarship Now Available

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation awards performing arts scholarships to area students based on an application process.  Performing arts scholarships are open to all high school students in 9th through 12th grade that live in the Northeast Georgia region. 

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Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation has raised money through the Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund to provide up to $25,000 to individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in hospitality, event, music, or the sports management industry.   Applications for the Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund are open to anyone who is currently enrolled in hospitality industry programs at  The University of Georgia and Athens Technical College. Graduating seniors of the Athens Community Career Academy are also encouraged to apply.

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The Classic Center Cultural Foundation Grant Programs

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation Grant Program

Each year the Cultural Foundation offers local community groups the opportunity to apply for funding up to $5,000 to aid them in carrying out programming that aligns with the mission of The Cultural Foundation.  

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For more information on scholarships and grants, contact us at 706.208.0900 or by email.

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