Celebrating Darlington’s mission of providing Every Art for Everyone, we offer the following scholarships to our community:


Athena Scholarship Award
Accepting Applications Now!

Darlington Arts Center is requesting video submissions from talented music students rising into grades 5 through 12 interested in competing for the Athena Scholarship Award. This award, funded through individual donations given in memory of former Darlington director, Athena Sophocles, shall be used for private music lessons at the Center for the Academic Year, beginning in September 2021.
The 2021-2022 Athena Scholarship Awards are open to all serious music students in the Delaware Valley and nearby areas studying piano, voice, strings, brass, winds, guitar and percussion. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of ability and talent alone. Financial need will not be a consideration. All competitors will receive written critiques from the adjudicators.
There are two levels of scholarship: Students rising into grades 5-9 will be eligible for the Junior Level Scholarship of $500, and students rising into grades 10-12 will audition for the Senior Level Scholarship of $750.
Students interested in competing should submit a video of their performance. The video submission must meet the following parameters:
  • Format: .mp4 or .mpg
  • Include full-length view of performer playing instrument, face visible.
  • The total performance time should be at least 3 minutes, but no longer than 10 minutes. Performances must be memorized.
    • Senior Division competitors may play up to two separate pieces in their video.
    • Junior Division competitors may select up to three pieces to perform.
  • Do not include identifying information or captions in the video; information about the competitor and performance piece(s) should be noted on the application.
Competition applications are open now, click here to complete: http://apm.activecommunities.com/darlingtonarts/Activity_Search/3258
A $20 non-refundable registration fee must accompany each application. Applications need to be received by April 22, 2021, and then you will receive instructions for video submission, which must be uploaded no later than April 30, 2021, 4:00 PM. Should you have any questions, please call 610-358-3632 or email Madeleine Turley at register@darlingtonarts.org.

The Agape Fund
in Memory of Andrea Lauren Hemmenway

Established in 2014, the Agape Fund assists students who have the skills and passion for music, art, dance, and drama, but may not have the financial capacity to participate.  This funds exist to ensure Darlington can break down financial barriers and give an equal opportunity for students to learn, create, connect and experience the arts. Andi devoted a good deal of her young life to taking advantage of the many programs offered by Darlington, and we are proud to offer scholarships in her memory.

Agape Scholarship Application


Our scholarship programs thrive thanks to generous donations from our community.  If you’d like to support our scholarships, please click here.