We are very pleased and committed to be offering the following scholarships and financial aid possibilities available to all applicants and continuing students.

To apply for scholarships, grants and financial assistance read and follow the instructions found in each description below. In your application designate the scholarships and grants for which you are applying. If you are required to submit work samples the preferred method is by way of e-mail attachment in the PDF format. All images should be optimized for the web in size and format and sent to: scholarships@aegeancenter.org


This scholarship is made possible through the benevolence and humanity of the composer, John Van Buren. It is his wish that the scholarship be granted to those who can communicate their passion for learning in the unique environment the Aegean Center provides. The amount of this assistance scholarship will vary between €1,000 and 2,000 Euro. To apply for this scholarship you must submit a written statement addressing your desire for learning in the environment the Aegean Center provides as mentioned above. If you are applying as an advanced student, you will be required to submit 10 to 15 images of your work in visual arts, and/or 4 samples of writing.

THE OLIVETTI SCHOLARSHIP was made possible through the kindness of Ms. Rosamond Olivetti and the Olivetti Foundation. This scholarship is designated for the Fall Italy Session only. It is the intention of the Olivetti Foundation and the Aegean Center to nurture a cross-cultural understanding between Italy and America through the Center's programs in the arts. This scholarship in the amount of €2500 Euro will be awarded to deserving intermediate or advanced students involved in any discipline of study offered at the Center and will be selected by the Aegean Center staff. A personal statement of intention must accompany 12 to 20 images of an applicant's work. In the case of a writing student, copies of recent work must accompany a personal statement of intention.

THE YANNIS KAPAROS SCHOLARSHIP is made possible through an anonymous donation to the Center in the name of Yannis Kaparos, who inspired it. Yannis Kaparos is a remarkable man who owns and maintains a beautiful monastery and gardens above the town of Lefkes on Paros. In accordance with the donor's wish, this €1000 to 2,000 €EUR scholarship will be awarded to a continuing student who chooses to do some work in response to the natural landscape of Paros in any medium, including writing. As with all the scholarships and grants, a written statement of need and intention must be provided to the Center along with a few samples of work if you are not a beginning student.

THE BRETT TAYLOR PAINTING SCHOLARSHIPS inaugurated in 1996, are offered through the Aegean Center in honor of its founding director, himself a very fine painter, and are limited to four awards each year. These are €1500 € EUR merit scholarships and will be granted to intermediate and advanced students who must submit 12 -20 slides, or the same number of images via the Internet--preferably in Adobe PDF format, of recent work with a personal statement of artistic intention.

TUITION GRANTS are made available directly through the Aegean Center. These grants, between €1000 to 3,000 €EUR, are available to any student at any level of proficiency in any field of study who can demonstrate by way of a written statement their need for such assistance as well as their artistic intention while at the Center. Grants are limited and applications are reviewed carefully.

WORK STUDY is required of all students receiving any financial aid, scholarship or grant. Details will be addressed with each individual receiving financial aid.

All of us at the Aegean Center want to thank you for your interest in our programs. Due to the fact our enrollment is kept small, 20 -24 per session, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Please write to me personally with any questions you may have. john@aegeancenter.org

The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its admission policies, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.


The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts
Director: John Pack
Mailing Address: Paros 84400, Cyclades

Phone: +30 22840 23 287