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Tuition Assistance & Scholarships

Tuition Assistance

Each year for the past 28 years we have been pleased to offer almost $25,000 a year in tuition assistance to our students.  We are very passionate about giving our students the opportunity to participate in the arts regardless of financial limitations. Please feel free to stop by and pick up an application or print the PDF below.  

Packets for students who are planning to participate in classes starting Spring Semester 2020 are due on

Friday, December 20, 2019, by 3:00 pm.

Printable Packet

Please call us at 419-522-8224 with any questions.

Music Scholarships

The music task force at Richland Academy has been working diligently to create a comprehensive package of scholarships that are sustainable, and will be made available to students in any place of their music careers. 

Dick Barkdull Memorial Music Scholarship

The Barkdull Family has been a fixture in Shelby, Ohio for several generations, having founded Barkdull Funeral Home in 1895. A lifelong Shelby resident, he passed away in 2009.  He loved music, a passion that carries on through his children.  He was his children's and grandchildren's biggest fan, and watched their music performances with enormous pride.  In memory of this love, passion, and pride, his family has established the Dick Barkdull Memorial Scholarship at Richland Academy.  The Barkdull Scholarship is intended to make private lessons available to a Shelby area resident who may not otherwise be able to take lessons.

This scholarship will be awarded to one or more students who apply to study at Richland Academy of the Arts for the Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Semester. 

Barkdull Application

Dr. Tom Croghan Memorial Music Scholarship

Dr. Croghan may have been born in Dayton, but he made his home in Mansfield.  He was born October 7, 1939, and died December, 20, 2009.  He was practicing physician and an excellent jazz musician.  It is difficult to express how much he did for Richland Academy.  In addition to being the founding President, he made numerous donations and was the driving force behind countless performances.  He was a firm believer int he wonder and importance of jazz music and love to encourage students.  He touched may young proteges who have gone on to success in jazz and contemporary music. 

Richland Academy is proud to continue his legacy by offering a Contemporary music scholarship to a student interested in participating in private lessons at Richland Academy of the Arts during the Fall 2019-Spring 2020 semesters.

Croghan Application

J. Frederick Wolf Memorial Vocal Scholarship

Frederick Wolf was a life- long Mansfield area resident. He was born April 22, 1914, and died March 11, 2005. He founded the Mansfield Choral Society in 1933, and was the Director of the volunteer community singing group for 56 years. He remained as Director Emeritus after stepping down, and continued to di- rect the song “Let There Be Peace on Earth” at the end of each concert. His colleagues remembered him as an admirable musician with a great love for choral music. As a director, he expected and got the best out of each section of the group. The Mansfield Choral Society established an award in his memory

Richland Academy is honored to be able to continue this legacy by offering a Vocal  music scholarship to a student interested in participating in private lessons at RIchland Academy of the Arts during the Fall 2019-Spring 2020 semesters. 

Wolf Application

The staff at the Richland Academy shares in your desire for all to have an exceptional experience with the arts. The best way to see if the programs currently offered at the Academy are a fit for you is to request information »

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