Need-based Scholarships

Need-based scholarships are available to eligible families throughout the year. The BAC may limit scholarships for multiple classes. In order to assess a family’s financial need, we follow the guidelines set up by the City of Boston HUD’s median income chart. We will only consider scholarships for families who have an adjusted gross income that falls below the 80% median income bracket. 


The BAC requires a copy of your latest 1040 Income Tax Form or equivalent information to verify your income once per year. Submit documentation once per year with the scholarship application to substantiate your income level. The information requested is confidential and is necessary to help determine the degree of need for each applicant. Scholarships will be denied without documentation once per year.



Please allow up to six weeks for your application to be processed. Due to limited funding, not all eligible requests can be approved.

If you are ready to apply, you may access the need-based scholarship application here



Supporting Need-based Scholarships

We believe that access to arts education should be available to everyone. We need the support of the community to continue to offer scholarships for low-income families. Annually, the BAC grants over $11,000 in scholarship aid. We need your help to continue this program. If you would like to help by sponsoring a child, a senior or a family, please contact the office at 617-566-5715.