Scholarship Awards

The deadline to apply for the Virginia Art Therapy Association 2018 Scholarships is October 15th.  Please review the information below and consider applying.

Professional Member Presenter Award
  • The purpose of this award is to provide financial support to an art therapist who is a Professional Member of the Virginia Art Therapy Association and who has had his or her presentation proposal accepted to the 2018 American Art Therapy Association Conference. Applicants must be registered to attend the 2018 Art Therapy Association Conference and must agree to acknowledge financial support from the Virginia Art Therapy Association during the proposed presentation.

  • In addition to confirmation of the criteria above, applicants need to submit an essay of no more than 250 words describing the importance of maintaining affiliation and active participation in art therapy professional organizations.

  • Award Amount: $300

  • To view or download the application, click here or go to member only section.

 

Student Conference Presenter Award

  • This award seeks to provide financial support to a current or recent art therapy graduate student who is a Member of the Virginia Art Therapy Association and has had his or her presentation proposal accepted to the 2018 American Art Therapy Association Conference. Applicants must be registered to attend the 2018 American Art Therapy Association Conference and must agree to acknowledge financial support from the Virginia Art Therapy Association during the proposed presentation.

  • In addition to confirmation of the criteria above, applicants need to submit an essay of no more than 250 words describing the importance of maintaining affiliation and active participation in art therapy professional organizations.

  • Award amount: $200

  • To view or download the application, click here or go to member only section.

 

Student Research Award

  • The purpose of this award is to fund a Student Art Therapy research project, completed by a Student Member of the Virginia Art Therapy Association. The project should be conducted within an educational setting. Completed research, research in progress, or proposed research that has received approval from a review board is eligible. Applicants must be current Student Members of the Virginia Art Therapy Association who are currently attending an American Art Therapy Association approved program and who hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Recipients agree to acknowledge financial support from the Virginia Art Therapy Association in all reports, presentations, and publications related to the proposed study and to present completed research at a Virginia Art Therapy Association sponsored event within two years.

  • Submission will include your research proposal. (This will include background, rationale and objectives, methods and references.  Results and discussion are also required for completed research.)

  • Award amount: $200

  • To view or download the application, click here or go to member only section.

 

Winners will be announced by October 29th, 2017.

The Virginia Art Therapy Association

P.O. Box 17553

Richmond, VA 23226

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