The Steel Yard is dedicated to supporting individual artists in their pursuit of knowledge and financial independence. For many students our open enrollment courses can be just that; a chance to learn an art form or a trade in a setting that encourages experimentation and personal growth.

We are proud to offer scholarships in all of our teaching departments, which make our open enrollment courses accessible to students who many not otherwise be able to afford this unique industrial arts opportunity.

The Steel Yard offers the following scholarships on an annual basis:

  • The Allyn Scholarship
  • The Heintz Scholarship
  • The Nadeau Scholarship
  • The Kane Scholarship
  • The Campbell Memorial Scholarship

Each award is named in honor of an individual who helped establish the Steel Yard’s core educational departments and who dedicated their time, skill, and resources to the success of these art forms at the Yard, and in the community.


These scholarships are offered on an annual basis to individuals who show a combination of commitment to new or continued learning as well as a need for financial assistance. The award (one full course registration including course materials) may be used towards any class within the designated field of scholarship by the end of the calendar year in which the award was granted. Please note that Steel Yard course enrollment and cancelation policies apply to the course selected by scholarship recipients. This award is neither transferable nor may it be deferred.

Application Requirements

  • A completed cover sheet, including a brief statement of financial need.
  • A personal statement (no more than two pages) outlining why you wish to be considered, why you are interested in taking a class at the Steel Yard in particular. As well as, what you plan to do with the skills you would gain.
  • Contact information for two references who can speak to your qualifications and interests in the art form you are seeking to study.


Selection Criteria

The successful applicant must be able to present a compelling argument for consideration and also show verifiable financial need. Candidates may be contacted by a member of the selection committee to follow up on application statements. Although applicants may submit multiple applications, only one scholarship award will be granted to each applicant per calendar year.


Application Forms 

Click here to download the Scholarship Application Form: The deadline for 2018 Scholarships has passed. Please join our mailing list here to be notified when applications for 2019 programs will be accepted. 


Applications will be reviewed as received, with an ultimate deadline of September 1st. Applicants will be notified within one month of the date that their application has been received. 

Submit Applications To 

  • The Steel Yard, Attn: Scholarships, 27 Sims Avenue, Providence, RI 02909