171 Cedar Arts will award more than $ 20,000 in scholarships


CORNING, NY (WETM) – The 171 Cedar Arts Center in Corning will award more than $ 20,000 out of 50 scholarships to students and adults for various classes and private tuition. These include music and dance lessons, ceramic lessons, Tai Chi fitness lessons and fencing.

171 Cedar Arts received $ 15,000 in grants from the Edwin Caplin Foundation and Trustee Chrétien Risley. The Edwin Caplin Foundation Scholarship Fund rewards students who participate in Arts Center courses and has awarded more than $ 51,000 to 250 students.

Beth Landin, Executive Director of 171 Cedar Arts, said: “Inclusiveness is a core value at 171, and we are excited to be able to increase opportunities for students in our area, especially as we move out of the classroom.

The scholarships are based on financial need and require a recommendation from the teacher.

The Arts Center has other scholarship funds, including the Charlene Colman Holland Fund, the Helen E. Stevenson Memorial Scholarship, the Rosemary Ann Neal Scholarship, the Claire Murray Memorial Scholarship, and the 171 Experience Arts Scholarship Fund.

Anyone interested in applying for the scholarships can apply on the 171 Cedar Arts website, call 607-936-4647, or apply in person. The deadline is September 10, 2021.


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