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 applications from talented music students rising into grades 5 through 12 for the 2022-2023 school year 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 2022.

The 2022-2023 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 apply, keeping in mind the following parameters for their live performance:

  • Sheet music for the pieces must be provided by April 10th at the latest to give to the judges prior to the competition performance.
  • Pieces performed must be memorized.
  • The total performance time should be at least 3 minutes, but no longer than 10 minutes.

o   Senior Division competitors may play up to two separate pieces.

o   Junior Division competitors may select up to three pieces to perform.

  • This is a competition performance – be prepared, and dress appropriately.

Competition applications are open now, click here to complete: http://apm.activecommunities.com/darlingtonarts/Activity_Search/3499

$20 non-refundable registration fee must accompany each application.  Applications need to be received by April 1st, 2022, and then you will receive instructions for your audition time on April 30, 2022, to perform live for a panel of judges.  Should you have any questions, please call 610-358-3632 or email Mads 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. These 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.