Tuition Assistance

We are committed to making our classes available to everyone by offering scholarships and tuition assistance. A dedicated amount of financial assistance is available each year to adults, youth, and teens that otherwise cannot afford to participate in Pratt classes or workshops.

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NEW!- Tuition Assistance Program

A limited amount of tuition assistance is available throughout the year to adults and youth who otherwise cannot afford to participate in Pratt’s programs. This award will give the recipient credit towards classes or workshops. If awarded, Tuition Assistance will cover 50% or 75% of the specified class. Tuition Assistance is only applicable to the class requested and is only applied to tuition. Participants will be responsible for supply fees and materials associated with their chosen class. Fees and the balance of tuition must be paid at the time of registration.


The award is based on financial need. Applicants may be beginning, intermediate or advanced students.


Tuition Assistance application forms are not considered registration forms for classes. Recipients will be advised of any award and must register for the class at that time, space in the class permitting. Completion of a Tuition Assistance application form does not guarantee you will be awarded Tuition Assistance. :

All applications must include the following information

  • Completed Tuition Assistance application form.
  • A one-page typewritten letter of interest, summarizing the nature of your work and your goals in pursuing art. Please specify which class(es) you wish to take and what new skills or techniques would like to learn or expand upon. Please include any information you believe is relevant to consideration of your application (for example, detail how many people are supported by your income, and how additional expenses, debts, etc. affect your ability to pay).
  • A letter in support of your application from someone in your community, family, church, school, etc.

Incomplete applications will not be eligible for consideration


Deadlines for Applications

Application Period Open           For Classes that Start Between

Aug 4-14, 2014                              Sept 4 & Nov 2, 2014

Sept 22-Oct 2, 2014                      Nov 3 & Jan 4, 2015

Nov 24-Dec 4, 2014                      Jan 5 & Feb 22, 2015

Jan 12-22, 2015                             Feb 23 & Apr 12, 2015

Mar 2-12, 2015                               Apr 13 & May 31, 2015

Apr 20-30, 2015                             Jun 1 & Jul 19, 2015

Jun 8-18, 2015                               Jul 20 & Aug 30, 2015

Tuition Assistance is available for youth summer programs. Applications will be accepted for both the May 1, 2014 and June 19, 2014 deadlines.


Applications may be dropped off at Pratt’s front desk, emailed to info@pratt.org or mailed to:

Attn: Tuition Assistance Program
Pratt Fine Arts Center
1902 S Main St
Seattle, WA 98144


Download the Tuition Assistance Application here.




Pratt is proud to offer merit and financial need-based scholarships in every visual arts discipline taught in our studios. Awards are used towards classes and studio rental at Pratt and are available for adults and teens, and emerging and established artists. Some awards include a cash stipend.

Please note that because scholarship availability is based on funding; Pratt reserves the right to discontinue any scholarship.

The Seattle Print Arts Scholarship


The Seattle Print Arts Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship for use in printmaking programs at Pratt. Applicants must show a dedicated interest in and commitment to printmaking.  Previous involvement with Pratt is not required.  Thanks to the support of Seattle Print Arts, Pratt is pleased to award this annual scholarship in printmaking. For more information and to apply, please download the SPA Application 2014-2015. SPA Application


The ArtBridge Fellowship -CLOSED

The Fellowship provides educational and professional support to emerging artists from Washington State, thanks to generous support from RBC Wealth Management and the Chihuly Garden in Glass. The awards may be used towards course work, supplies, and studio rental (with completion of rental test) and participation in Artist Trust’s EDGE Program. The Fellowship includes educational experiences including gaining technical expertise, professional training, access to equipment, and an opportunity to engage with Pratt’s artistic community. Recipients will also be featured in a public presentation at the Chihuly Garden in Glass. For more information and to apply, please download the ArtBridge Scholarship 2015 application. The deadline for application is August 1, 2014.


The Jon and Mary Shirley Glass Scholarship -CLOSED

The Jon and Mary Shirley Glass Scholarship is awarded annually to two emerging glass artists 18 years or older who wish to pursue new or experimental directions with their medium, either independently in the glass shop or through glass classes or workshops. Each award includes $1,875 credit for classes, workshops and/or studio rental in the Pratt glass program. This scholarship is not awarded to individuals pursuing production work. For more information and to apply, please download the Shirley Application 2014-15. The deadline for application is August 1, 2014.


The Lillian Yeh Scholarship for Lifelong Artists -CLOSED

Through the generous support of her family and friends, Pratt is pleased to offer this merit based scholarship in memory of Lillian Yeh, who was a passionate and caring member of Pratt’s community. Her love for the arts will remain with Pratt through the Lillian Yeh Scholarship for Lifelong Artists which encourages young adults to pursue art making as a lifelong passion. For more information and to apply, please download the Lillian Yeh Scholarship Application. The deadline for application is August 1, 2014.


Professional Artist-in-Residence Program Printmaking/Painting/Drawing Focus -CLOSED

Pratt provides professional artists with the opportunity to take advantage of our specialized studios, along with access to experienced assistants to help them explore the potential of new materials and processes, through a month-long residency.

We seek applications from established local, Seattle-area artists for whom a change of environment may offer inspiration and time for experimentation.

The residency is available from July 28 to August 24, 2014 and supports artists who will be working primarily in printmaking, painting and drawing.

Application Postmark Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by June 16, 2014



Teen Scholarships: Pohlman Knowles Teen Scholarship

This scholarship was founded by and named in honor of artists Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles to provide ongoing art opportunities for Seattle’s high school students, with particular emphasis on inner-city high school youth. They continue to support this scholarship through an annual donation of art to Pratt’s annual auction. Selected students will be awarded scholarships ranging from $200 to $600 in credit to be used at Pratt Fine Arts Center. Awards may be used for classes, art weeks and workshops in any of Pratt’s studios.

Pohlman Knowles

Download Scholarship Application


Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.


Eligibility: Pratt board members and all administrative staff are not eligible to apply. Instructors, coordinators, Pratt Points volunteers and monitors are not considered administrative staff.