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Grants and Scholarships

The Pentucket Arts Foundation awards $10,000 annually in grants and scholarships to the Pentucket community. 

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Art Connecting Community
Public Arts Grants

The goal of the “Arts Connecting Community Public Art Grant” is to engage our community in the creative process as a way to foster connections and enrich lives. We are looking to provide seed money or funding for highly interactive, community-driven Fine and Performing Arts projects that will take place in Groveland, Merrimac, and West Newbury and that appeal to the widest segment of the population of these three towns. Projects that take place outside of the Pentucket District will only be considered if they are specifically designed for participation by residents of our Tri-Town Region.

Application period is every other year, from January 15 - April 15, with grant awards announced in May. 2023 will begin the next application period.

Applications will start being accepted in 2023
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John McGrath & Margaret Duchemin Passion for the Arts Grant

Given to students in grades 7 - 11 who demonstrate a passion for a particular Fine or Performing arts dicipline. Pentucket students should speak to their arts teacher to learn more about how to apply.

Applications must be submitted by March 15th, with grants awarded by April.

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Educational Grants for Teachers

Since 2003, the Pentucket Arts Foundation has awarded educational grants to enhance the Pre-K - 12 district arts programs or to Pre-K - 12 teachers in other disciplines who wish to find ways to integrate the arts into their curriculum.

Applications are due by November 1st.

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Ellen Burke hart Scholarship

Given to honor the contributions of "Mrs. Hart" -- architect of the Pentucket District Fine & Performing Arts program. Preference given to students planning to study arts education.

Graduating seniors who plan to major in a Fine or Performing Art in college should contact the Pentucket Guidance Department (978-363-5507) for an application in early April.

Scholarships are announced at the PRHS Commencement in June.

Contact PRHS Guidance Office for Application
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Fine and performing arts student scholarship

Graduating seniors who plan to major/minor in a Fine or Performing Art in college should contact the Pentucket Guidance Department (978-363-5507) for an application in early April.

Scholarships are announced at the PRHS Senior Awards Night in June.

James Manfield is recognized with distinction for his generous support of this program.

Contact PRHS Guidance Office for Application