Young Artists Scholarships

Each term we reserve a number of spaces on each Young Artists course for Scholarship students.


Scholarship Criteria for the Young Artist Programme

The school is committed to making all courses offered affordable and available regardless of background or circumstance. Therefore we offer a number of 50% and 100% means-tested scholarships for each course.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have a passion and aptitude for drawing and are able to commit to regular attendance.


Parent or guardian | How to apply 

If you would like to apply for a scholarship on behalf of your child, please complete the application form. Once received, your application will be assessed and if successful you will be contacted to discuss which course your child will join. 

  • To apply for the 100% scholarship, your child must be a recipient of Free School Meals. You must provide evidence of this by uploading a scan or photograph to your application form in the box provided.
  • To apply for the 50% scholarship, parents must be in receipt of Tax Credits. You can upload a copy, scan or photo of the notification letter to your application form in the box provided.

If there are extenuating circumstances you would like us to consider please email youngartists@royaldrawingschool.org directly. 


Teachers | How to apply

If you would like to apply for a scholarship place on behalf of one of your students (11-18) please email youngartists@royaldrawingschool.org directly nominating the student you would like us to consider. We understand that due to data protection regulations, you may not be able to provide us with proof of Free School Meals or Tax Credits.

Please include at least two clear photographs of the student’s drawing as attachments.

As well as artistic promise, we are looking for students who:

  • Are enrolled in a comprehensive state school
  • Are from a low-income family
  • Would benefit from extracurricular tuition in drawing
  • Would commit to regular attendance 
  • Have any other extenuating circumstances that you would like us to consider

The Head of Foundation and Young Artists Learning will consider recommended students on a case-by-case basis and in discussion with the Young Artist Programme Manager.