Scholarship Funds

Fund a Student!

Art accessibility is a major value at the Art Colony.  We are deeply grateful to our supporters who have helped to create scholarship funds so that we have been able to fulfill every scholarship request we have received.  These funds are in constant demand and therefore need be replenished. The average scholarship request is $250.  Scholarship funds are made possible solely through the donations of generous supporters. Give the gift of art – it will make a big impact in another’s life.

Byron Bradley Financial Need Scholarship

Named for Grand Marais Art Colony co-founder Byron Bradley. An art scholarship recipient himself, this talented man worked hard to nurture the artistic ability of others in any way he could.  This scholarship fund provides tuition scholarships to those with financial need to study at the Grand Marais Art Colony.

Eric Thomas Youth Scholarship

This fund was established in honor of Eric Thomas, a local man who grew up taking Art Colony classes and developed a deep appreciation for North Shore art and the local community.  This scholarship is funded in Eric’s memory in order to support and encourage Cook County youth to engage in the arts and take Art Colony classes.

If you would like to donate to a scholarship fund or scholarship opportunities, please contact us at or 218-387-2737