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NYATA Scholarship Opportunities

Please Note: The Application deadline for 2016 has passed. Please check back for 2017.
The New York Art Therapy Association will be offering the following Scholarships to its membership in 2016.

Download:
2016 Scholarship Instructions and Checklist
2016 Scholarship Application

NYATA Award for Excellence (up to $500)

Available to a Graduate Student Member whose academic record (3.50 or higher) and/or prior experience is deemed excellent who can demonstrate acceptance to or enrollment in an American Art Therapy Association approved graduate level art therapy program. The recipient is to use the monetary award scholastically (books, tuition, or course supplies). The recipient will be asked to speak briefly at the 2016 NYATA Fall Meeting about how the award has helped them.

Professional Scholarship for Continuing Education (up to $200)

This award is specifically designed to provide financial support to Professional Members so they can attend Continuing Education presentations. This monetary award is available to all Professional members in good standing. The recipient will be asked to speak briefly at the 2016 NYATA Fall Meeting about one presentation that had an impact on them.

Recent Graduate Scholarship (Current Fee for LCAT Licensure Application)

This scholarship is available to a Member who recently graduated from an American Art Therapy Association approved graduate level art therapy program and is volunteering in an art therapy setting to gain their hours for licensure. This award will cover the cost of the application fee for licensure (LCAT). The recipient will be asked to speak briefly at the 2016 NYATA Fall Meeting about their volunteer experience.

How to Apply

Scholarship Instructions and Check List

In order to apply for scholarship awards, applicants must be a Member of the New York Art Therapy Association. Scholarships are granted only to active Graduate Student or Professional Members of the Association in good standing. Student applicants must have been accepted to or be currently attending an American Art Therapy Association approved Graduate Art Therapy Program. Award recipients must remain NYATA members for the following year.

DEADLINE – June 1, 2016 is the deadline for applying for all applications. Incomplete application packets and those postmarked after June 1st, 2016 will not be considered.

DATE AWARDED – Recipients will be notified that they have received an award by July 1, 2016.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD LEVELS – Scholarships range from $100 – $500.

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE, ALL APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

For all awards:

  • One (1) completed application form. (Must indicate the scholarship for which applicant is applying.) The application can also be found in the Awards and Scholarship section of the NYATA website (www.nyarttherapy.org).
  • One (1) essay, limited to two (2) double-spaced typed pages that includes a brief biography and a statement of how you plan to use the scholarship if awarded or why you think you should be awarded the scholarship.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation.

IN ADDITION:

For Student Award for Excellence Scholarship:

  • Documentation of acceptance to or enrollment in an American Art Therapy Association approved graduate art therapy program. This must be in the form of an acceptance letter or proof of enrollment in classes.
  • One (1) official academic transcript indicating most recent university enrollment. Transcripts must be sent to the Association directly from the respective university or by the applicant in an unopened, official university envelope that has been sealed by the university. (Be sure to allow sufficient time for the transcript request from your university to be processed. No exceptions to this policy will be permitted. If student is enrolled in their first academic semester, previous undergraduate GPA will be taken into consideration.

For Recent Graduate Scholarship

  • One (1) official academic transcript indicating most recent university enrollment. Transcripts must be sent to the Association directly from the respective university or by the applicant in an unopened, official university envelope that has been sealed by the university. (Be sure to allow sufficient time for the transcript request from your university to be processed. No exceptions to this policy will be permitted.
  • Documented proof of graduation from an American Art Therapy Association approved graduate art therapy program.
  • Documentation from your supervisor, on setting letterhead, indicating volunteer status in an art therapy setting for the purpose of gaining hours towards licensure. For Professional Scholarship for Continuing Education

For Professional Scholarship for Continuing Education

  • Professional Member applicants must provide documented proof of credentials.

Instructions for All Scholarship Applicants

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all relevant documents (application, essay, school acceptance/attendance/graduation documentation, transcripts, letters of recommendation, proof of credentials, proof of volunteering) are received by the Association on or before the deadline of June 1st, 2016. (To avoid late receipt of transcripts and/or letters of recommendation it is recommended that if possible, all documents be included in one application packet) Completed application packet should be sent to:

New York Art Therapy Association
PO Box 115
East Meadow, NY 11554-0115

Please do not bind, staple or include extraneous information with your application.

Official transcripts must be requested by the applicant and may be sent to the applicant for inclusion in the consolidated Application Packet sent to the Association in an unopened official University envelope that has been sealed by the University, or may be sent directly to the New York Art Therapy Association PO Box by the school.

Letters of recommendation must be requested by the applicant, signed by the letter writer and may be sent to the applicant for inclusion in the consolidated Application Packet, or sent directly to the Association by the letter writer. Letters should be in a sealed envelope with recommender’s signature across the flap.

Transcripts and Recommendation Letters are the only documents that may be sent separately from the Application Packet. However, if possible, the applicant should collect all documents and send as noted above in one packet.

If you have questions, email NYATA.

Download:
2016 Scholarship Instructions and Checklist
2016 Scholarship Application