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Marblehead Festival of Arts Offers $3,000 Scholarships to High School Seniors

The Marblehead Festival of Arts (MFoA) is offering $3,000 scholarships to local high school seniors who  are pursuing collegiate arts education. Students, who may attend any high school but must reside or  attend school in Marblehead, are encouraged to apply for the scholarship by the deadline of April 13th.  The application can be found on the Marblehead Festival of Arts website


The MFoA scholarships are proudly awarded to foster and encourage further exploration and education  in the arts, including fine, creative, literary, performing arts or music or film production. “For over 60  years, the Festival of Arts has provided a forum for the expression of the arts in our community. We  can’t think of a better way to keep our arts traditions alive than to foster continuing arts education for  our talented students,” shares Jodi-Tatiana Charles, President of the Marblehead Festival of Arts.


In consideration of scholarship awards, the MFoA Scholarship Committee reviews general academic  and arts achievement, activities both in and outside of school (arts-related and other), honors and/or  special citations received related to intended future vocation and financial need. All information is  kept confidential. 


The Marblehead Festival of Arts has awarded over $100,000 in scholarship funds to students since  1986. Award recipients have attended colleges and arts schools across the country, pursuing their  passion for the arts with the help of MFoA.  


For more information about the Marblehead Festival of Arts scholarship and how to apply, please visit 


About Marblehead Festival of Arts (MFoA) 

Founded in 1962, the Marblehead Festival of Arts has a rich history of producing a premier summer  arts festival that has become a unique forum for artistic expression. Traditionally held each year over  the July 4th holiday, the Festival hosts a wide range of art exhibits (painting, sculpture, photography,  drawing, etc.), outdoor music concerts overlooking Marblehead Harbor, Literary Festival, Street  Festival, Children’s and Boat Building activities, Artisans’ Marketplace, Film Festival, and many other  cultural activities designed to provide a fun and enriching experience for the entire family. 


The MFoA is an all-volunteer organization comprised of more than forty committees and involving  several hundred volunteers. It operates year-round and relies solely on donations to fund its  operations. Individuals, families, and businesses may become Festival Sponsors by making a tax deductible contribution. For additional information on MFoA, a calendar of events, volunteer  opportunities and sponsorship, please visit