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Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, both individuals and foundations, either through endowed funds or special gifts.

The 2021 application deadline (February 18, 2021) has passed, however requests after the deadline are considered on space availability and funding. Please contact Meriwether McClorey at for additional information.

Anderson Ranch is dedicated to offering opportunities to promising artists and increasing access to our programs for a diverse group of participants.

Open Scholarship Application Procedure

Scholarship applicants are asked to provide a statement addressing their artistic merit, their potential for artistic development through our programs, and financial need.

Most scholarships cover part or all of the tuition; the registration fee, studio fee, housing, meals, travel and supplies are the responsibility of the student. There is targeted funding for graduating high school seniors, currently-­enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. You must check the appropriate box on the online application form in order to be considered.

When applying, please indicate three workshop choices that you are willing to take, as well as any housing preferences. There is a $10 fee to apply, and if you are awarded a scholarship, you will be required to submit a $500 deposit to accept your award. Applications are reviewed by a team of Anderson Ranch artistic staff to assess qualifications.

If you wish to take a particular workshop on whether or not you receive a scholarship, we encourage you to register for the workshop in addition to submitting a scholarship application. If awarded a scholarship, your account will be credited for the amount of the scholarship. However, you will be required to pay your workshop and housing deposits at the time of registration, and you will be assessed cancellation fees if you cancel.

The 2021 application deadline (February 18, 2021) has passed, however requests after the deadline are considered on space availability and funding. Please contact Meriwether McClorey at for additional information.

Additional Information

Student/Teacher Scholarships

Full-­time undergraduate and graduate students, K-­12 teachers and college professors who missed the February scholarship deadline are welcome to apply for a 50% tuition scholarship, which is offered on a standby, space­available basis. In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must wait until 30 days prior to the start of the workshop to enroll. If a workshop in which you are interested is still open 30 days before the start date, you may enroll at half the cost of tuition once you have submitted documentation of your status as a student or teacher. Tuition, studio fee, registration fee and housing (if available) are all due in full at the time of registration.

College Credit for Ranch Workshops

Many colleges and universities in the United States, such as the University of Colorado, Boulder, may be willing to offer college credit to enrolled students for workshops taken at Anderson Ranch. To learn more, contact the Registrar at your school or Anderson Ranch’s Registrar. If you are not currently enrolled in a college or university, you may qualify for undergraduate college credit for most Ranch workshops through Colorado Mountain College (CMC). This requires that you also register with CMC and pay their fees at least 30 days prior to the start of your workshop. For current fees or to enroll with CMC, call 970/925-­7740.

Scholarship/Partnership Program with Colleges & Universities

Anderson Ranch partners with more than 60 college colleges and universities to award scholarships to upper level aspiring artists. The Scholarship/Partnership Program brings talented students to the Ranch who might not otherwise afford to come here, and results in a high level of dialog and interaction in our workshops.

Nurturing the talent and creativity of artists who participate through our Scholarship/Partnership Program is core to Anderson Ranch Art Center’s mission. If you are an art student interested in this program, please inquire with your school’s art department faculty.

Scholarship/Partnership Participating Institutions

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