2019 Scholarship Recipients


 Left to right: Sue Elliott(CFA Scholarship Committee Member), Helen Armstrong (Andover/Acting-Musical Theater), Mak Eldridge (Springfield/Voice-Musical Theater), Allison Callaghan (Warner/Dance), Brooklyn Mitchler (Newport/Dance), Emily Swindell (Wilmot/Dance), Lily Magoon (Warner/Voice-Musical Theater), Alia Gonzalez (Newport/Voice-Musical Theater), Jakob Vedova (New London/Voice-Musical Theater), Oliver Andrews (Andover/Music-Violin), Lyndsey Patten (Newport/Dance) , Mason Martell (Newport/Dance), Rob Kier (CFA Scholarship Committee Member).
Not pictured: Hunter Labelle (Newbury/Visual Arts), Rette Solomon (Wilmot/Photography), Courtney Goodwin (New London/Visual Arts). 


   These recipients will be performing on August 21st at the Center for the Arts Members Appreciation Night at the Fells, 

and also for the public at next January’s First Fridays “Stars of Tomorrow”, at Whipple Hall.

Each year the Center for the Arts funds Arts Education Opportunities for 

Students and Teachers

Scholarships for those with a dream of pursuing their education in Art, Music, Theater, Dance and Literature, Grants to Teachers to bring Arts Programs into their classrooms, and

In School and After School Arts Education Programs for our Youth

Your donations make these programs possible!

Please use the PayPal button below to make a donation to this valuable program!

Thank you!

Showcase of 2018 Scholarship Ricipients at Whipple Hall!

(courtesy of rettesolomon.com)

Student Scholarships


The Center for the Arts scholarship program is funded by the generosity of our members and the community. It is given to students and artists who are pursuing any form of the arts (literature, drama, dance, music or the visual arts). Scholarships are offered in three different categories: A) Students in grades 7-12 B) Adult Artists C.) Lang Memorial Scholarship for seniors going to college who are pursuing the arts. 

Student Applicants Must:

  • Reside in one of the 12 towns in the Lake Sunapee Region: Andover, Bradford, Danbury, Grantham, New London, Newbury, Newport, Springfield, Sunapee, Sutton, Warner, or Wilmot.
  • Be enrolled in public or private school, or home schooled in grades 7-12.
  • Submit a completed application for a scholarship to  help pay for arts-based classes or workshops or any other need related to their particular talent.
  • Agree to share with the community a demonstration of his or her work that is related to the scholarship.

Adult Artist Must:

  • Reside in one of the 12 towns in the Lake Sunapee region (see above).
  • Submit a completed application for a scholarship to help pay for costs for the workshops or classes from regional or national  organizations in their chosen medium.
  • Agree to share with the community a demonstration of   his or her work related to the scholarship.

Application Criteria:

  • The deadline for the application is May 1st
  • Applicants who have not received a CFA scholarship in the past will be given priority.
  • All applicants must be reviewed and interviewed by a member of the scholarship committee.
  • Applicant information will be distributed to local schools and will be available on the CFA website.
  • Applications can be sent by mail or email.
  • You may download the application here below:


Download Application Below and Mail to:

Scholarship Committee

Center for the Arts

P.O. Box 872

New London, 03257


or Email to:


Subject Line "Scholarships"

*CFA Board Members and their family members are not eligible.


Student Scholarship Application