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HeARTspot Scholars 

A needs-based scholarship for East Providence students in grades 1-12. 

Award: Scholarships will be awarded for single day workshops or multi-week classes, as requested. 

Eligibility: Students who qualify for free lunch are eligible for free tuition. Students who qualify for reduced lunch are eligible for ½ off tuition costs. Students must be enrolled in the EP school system, and must provide proof of current eligibility for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Apply: Contact Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon at  

Deadline: None. Scholarship money will be dispensed on a rolling basis. 

Emerging Artist Scholarships 

Merit-based scholarships intended to help existing artists improve their skills. All instruction will be conducted by Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon, owner/operator of HeARTSpot Art Center & Gallery, with hours being divided up in a mutually agreed upon manner. Funding is provided by the East Providence Arts Council (EPAC).

Award: Three (3) Emerging Artist Scholarships are being offered for one-on-one customized private art instruction (8 contact hours each).


  1. Emerging artists with some experience who are seeking guidance in improving their craft.
  2. Those who draw in various mediums, use acrylic paint, or sculpt (no ceramics) will be considered.
  3. Adults looking to improve their practice purely for pleasure, or who are looking to begin selling work are encouraged to apply.
  4. Teens in need of guidance in building a portfolio for college are urged to apply.

Apply here:

Deadlines: 3 awards will be made each calendar year. 

Deadline 1: May 15, 2020; decision made no later than May 22, 2020

Deadline 2: August 14, 2020; decision made no later than August 21, 2020

Deadline 3: November 13, 2020; decision made no later than November 20, 2020