ACX Teens offers scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need and creative potential. Scholarships cover the full cost of one ACX Teens class or—during the summer—the full cost of one ACX Teens class, one workshop or one four-week Summer Intensive. Please indicate which scholarship you are applying for on the registration form.

Scholarship Deadlines

Visit our calendar for scholarship deadlines.

ACX Teens will offer one deadline to apply for a Fall 2023 scholarship. A student may receive one scholarship that covers the full tuition of one 10-week class. If you do not receive the scholarship, you will be notified with enough time to pay for a course if you choose to.


Fall 2023 scholarship deadline
Deadline: September 14, 2023

How to Apply

In order to streamline the scholarship process, the ACX Teens scholarship application will not require samples of work or a letter of recommendation.  Until further notice, ACX Teens applicants must submit one item: a completed registration form with household income.

How to Submit Your Scholarship Application

Submit your registration form—with Scholarship Applicants Only section filled out—to Please include a mailing address as well as an email address; we need both in order to process the application.


Scholarship Decisions

You will be notified by email if you received a scholarship. Each scholarship applicant is evaluated based on a combination of available scholarship funds and the applicant's financial need.

Scholarship Notification

Students applying for scholarships will receive award notification by email within two weeks after the scholarship deadline. Please do not call the ACX Teens office.

Applicants not awarded a scholarship may still enroll in a class, based on space availability, by submitting tuition payment before or on the first day of classes.

Please note: Students who do not receive a scholarship should be aware that classes fill quickly. We cannot guarantee a space in class for ACX Teens scholarship applicants, only those who receive a scholarship.

ACX Scholarship Donors

ACX gratefully acknowledges the following endowed funds that support student scholarships, and donors who have contributed $1,000 or more to ACX between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Donors may choose to designate their gifts for general support or to specific programs within ACX.

The Ahmanson Foundation 

Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation

Ford Motor Company Fund

Rowe and Gayle Giesen Trust


Ooty Moorehead (BFA 07) and Robert Lemchen

Ramone C. Munoz (BFA 77, MFA 90) and Tom Jacobson

Pasadena Arts League

ACX Endowed Scholarship for Hispanic Students

ACX-Teens Endowed Scholarship for Hispanic Students

David and Judith Brown Endowed Scholarship for ACX-Teens

Mickey McGuire Endowed Scholarship

Ross Diamond Player and Madelyn Maberly Player Endowed Memorial Scholarship


Support ACX Teens

ACX depends on the generosity of individuals and organizations to provide much-needed funding for scholarships awarded to deserving students. Scholarship support often exceeds available funds; that's why your gift to ACX makes an immediate impact on the lives of promising young artists and designers. Click here to make an online donation. Thank you for your support of arts education!