The Stephen D. Paine Scholarship is designed to support students who are entering their final year in studio art programs at colleges in the city of Boston. As young artists conclude their undergraduate studies, the Boston Art Dealers Association (BADA) would like to extend financial assistance in order to support their commitment to the making of art. 

To be eligible, an applicant must be found eligible for financial aid by the school. Applicants must be entering their final year in a studio art program or studio art major and may be working in any visual art medium. 

It is expected that available funds will permit two (2) scholarships of $4,000 to be awarded each year in the form of cash grants to the recipients. Up to four (4) prizes of $1,000 will be awarded as honorable mentions. In addition, all artists receiving funds will be invited to exhibit work in the annual Stephen D. Paine Scholarship Exhibition.

Applications must be submitted by no later than June 15, 2019 at midnight. Applications will be reviewed anonymously by a juror who will be encouraged to make awards based on the recognition of talent and the promise for making important work in the future. The jurying process will be managed by the Boston Foundation, and awards will be announced in September 2019.

Should you have any questions about the Scholarship or application process, please contact Aimée Scorziello at

Boston Foundation