May 22 2011

Lyme Academy College Announces New Connecticut Resident Grant for BFA Applicants

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is delighted to announce a new scholarship opportunity for residents of Connecticut applying to the College. The new award, the Lyme Academy College Connecticut Resident Grant, is for an amount of $4,000 per year and is renewable as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing.

Sarah Churchill, Admission Director at the College, comments, “With the rising cost of education, the College has decided to apportion a percentage of its scholarship funds to the creation of a special grant for Connecticut state residents.”  She continues, “The purpose of this grant is both to make a private fine arts education more affordable for artists here in Connecticut and also to create increased awareness of the unique BFA program offered here at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.”

Eligibility for the grant depends upon Connecticut residency.  Applicants must be newly-accepted students for the 2011-12 academic year, who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, and have filed the FAFSA.
Apart from the full-time grant of $4,000, the College is also offering grants for part-time enrollment.  Additionally, all applicants may compete for merit based scholarship aid for outstanding artistic and academic achievements up to half of the tuition fee for the entering year.

The College employs a rolling admissions process and will continue to review applicants until all spaces within its program are filled. An applicant to the College must submit the following materials:
• Completed and signed application
• $55 application fee or fee waiver issued by a guidance counselor
• Personal statement (350 word minimum)
• Portfolio of 10-12 pieces, plus a selection of sketches
• Two letters of recommendation
• Official Transcripts of all schools attended
• SAT or ACT test scores
Applicants are encouraged to begin their applications online at or contact the Office of Admissions for an application package.

For more information about the grant or applying to the College, call the Admissions Office at 860- 434-5232 or email

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