Scholarships at TACHP

From toddlers experimenting with finger paints to senior citizens learning to use the potter’s wheel, The Art Center Highland Park brings the arts to life through hundreds of classes, monthly exhibitions, special educational events and outreach programs every year. The Art Center Highland Park is proud to partner with area schools, surrounding communities, and other organizations to offer over 100 scholarships per year to local students, adults and senior citizens, and outreach programs that help extend the benefits and reach of the arts.

TAC offers over 200 scholarships per year

Need-based scholarships are granted to those who would not ordinarily be able to afford participating in art enrichment courses. Students attending courses at TACHP who have shown extraordinary talent, workmanship, and citizenship earn merit scholarships.

TACHP is a community-based organization whose goal is to ensure access to the arts for all ages and cultural interests.

Winter 2020 Scholarship Applications will be available soon.


The Grace Cole Scholarship Fund honors the late Grace Cole, an artist and former teacher of The Art Center Highland Park (TACHP) as well as a friend and mentor to the underwriters; Joan and Mike Moriarty. The Grace Cole Scholarship fund will be ongoing.

About Grace Cole

Born in Chicago, Cole grew up in Oak Lawn, and after marrying and raising three daughters, she registered for her first art lessons at age 32. Studying the style of the Old Masters, Cole drew in carbon, then moved on to painting in oils. Despite the struggles she encountered she was “stimulated by the creativity, the challenges, and the sheer pleasure of the process.”

A presence in the Chicago art community for over 30 years, Grace possessed the traits of the best artists. Curious, creative, and willing to resist being typecast with a single technique or subject matter. Cole’s works are in collections throughout the world, and a portfolio of her work is available online at

Cole passed away on July 18, 2015, at the age of 72, from Alzheimer’s disease.

Please see the Grace Cole applications here:   Need Based | Merit Based

Please submit completed applications to:

For more additional questions or information please call the Main Office at 847.432.1888.