About 3

Financial Aid

Center for Community Arts is a place for everyone.  We partner with Community Arts Foundation, the Clay Arts Guild, and other generous funders to offer financial aid for low and moderate income Contra Costa County residents. Scholarship awards cover a percentage of the class price dependent upon income. On a limited basis, financial aid is also available for adult ceramics classes for residents outside Contra Costa County. 

Are you interested in financial aid for a class, workshop, camp, or preschool for you or a family member? Whether you’re asking for a young person, adult, or senior, we want to hear from you.  Simply fill out the online application or download a printable application to return by mail, fax, or in person. Please be sure to review the scholarship eligibility guidelines before submitting your application and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

For details and more information about applying for a scholarships, please click here.


Scholarship Application Schedule:

SUMMER PRESCHOOL 2020  - Accepting applications

PRESCHOOL SCHOOL YEAR 2020/21 - Accepting applications

SUMMER CAMP 2020Accepting applications

SUMMER 2020Accepting applications for virtual classes

FALL 2020 -Application dates pending

WINTER 2021 - Application dates pending


Income Eligibility Guidelines:

Applicant must reside in Contra Costa County. (with limited exceptions for applicants outside of Contra Costa County requesting aid for ceramics programming). Household income must not exceed the following maximum income requirement based on the applicable household size (City of Walnut Creek Affordable Housing Criteria – 80% AMI)

Household Size

Annual Maximum Income

Household Size

Annual Maximum Income


















Proof of Income (REQUIRED)

(Please cross out all Social Security & tax ID numbers before submitting)

  • Copy of most recent Federal Income Tax Return (Form 10410/1040EZ/1040NR)
  • For those who do not file Federal Income Tax, copy of 2015 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) record.
  • Free and reduced school lunch form

Approval and Scholarship Award Process:

  • Please submit separate applications for each family member to be considered for a scholarship.
  • Awards are limited to one scholarship per applicant per quarter.
  • Awards may vary from quarter to quarter, based on availability of funds.
  • All application information will be kept confidential.
  • A Center for Community Arts staff member will contact you about scholarship awards.

Apply for a Scholarship

Click here to complete our online camp, quarterly class or school year scholarship application

Click here to complete our online Preschool Scholarship application

Click here to download our printable scholarship application (to be submitted by mail, fax, or in person

For details and more information about applying for a scholarships, please click here.