Part of Darlington’s mission is to make arts education available to everyone, regardless of age, interest and income. These scholarships have been established at Darlington to help achieve this goal.
The AGAPE Fund in Memory of Andrea Lauren Hemmenway
This fund was established in the Summer of 2014 for the purpose of providing need-based scholarships for serious students with curiosity and wide artistic interests. Andi devoted a good deal of her young life to taking advantage of the many programs offered by Darlington—art, dance, theater and music. She is remembered as an exceptional musician, and also as one whose artistic gifts were complemented by her kindness, radiant nature, experimentation, and love of adventure. Scholarships are awarded in her memory.
Athena Scholarship Award
In honor of former Director Diana Sophocles Hemmenway’s mother Athena Sophocles, this scholarship is awarded for private music lessons at Darlington and is granted solely on the basis of ability and talent to Middle and High School students. Auditions are held in the spring of each year.
The Sally Paxson Davis Memorial Vocal Scholarship Fund
Through the generosity of our friend and late benefactor Sally Paxson Davis, Darlington provides vocal scholarships to deserving young singers. Sally Davis, imbued with a love of vocal music from her mother and grandmother, led the board of the Academy of Vocal Arts, a tuition-free opera training school in Philadelphia.
Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund
Initiated in June 2003 through the generosity of the Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Foundation, this fund provides need-based scholarship assistance to students in Delaware County.
Endowment Scholarship Fund
For every registration fee that Darlington collects, $1.00 is applied to the Scholarship Fund, which was established in 1995 to ensure the availability of financial aid to students in the future.