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Programs for Schools in Need

The MFA offers funding to assist schools in need that want to bring student groups to the Museum.

Rothwell School Bus Fund for Fall Visits

The Bernard J. Rothwell School Bus Fund was established in 2006 to provide schools in need with bus transportation subsidies of $250 to bring classes to the MFA for gallery instructor-guided tours. This fund was made possible by a grant from the Paul Taylor and Adeline Gertrude Magrane Rothwell Philanthropic Fund at the recommendation of a current gallery instructor.

To apply for the Rothwell School Bus Fund, please click here.

Alice W. Dorr Foundation Scholarship for What Artists Do Programs

Funding from the Alice W. Dorr Foundation allows the Museum to offer a full scholarship option for schools in need to participate in the What Artists Do (WAD) program. (The cost of this program is $17 per student.)

What Artists Do is a rich, two-hour program during which gallery instructors lead an hour-long tour focusing on your choice from several options across the Museum’s collection. During the second hour, art instructors lead a studio art project so students better understand the creative process.

To apply for the Alice W. Dorr Foundation Scholarship, please click here.