Scholarship Information

The Italy Workshop, 2015, Villa San Rocco, Benabbio     SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE for THE ITALY WORKSHOP APPLICATION DEADLINE JANUARY 31, 2016 The following scholarships have been created to assist individuals who need financial support to be able to attend The Italy Workshop. No artistic experience is necessary to apply.  
  • The Betsy Bret Harte Memorial Scholarship. Betsy and her partner, Mary Kay, always felt lucky to celebrate a life of art, friendship, and new experience. This scholarship extends that life. The package includes $1,500.00 for travel and, thanks to Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek, a full tuition waiver.
  • The Bill Miller Memorial Scholarship, This scholarship is a gift from Dianne Miller (alum 2105) in memory of her father. “The man who taught me to create family by surrounding yourself with loving friends and to enrich your life by embracing the beauty of nature.” This scholarship is a $1,000.00 tuition waiver.
  • The Community Project Scholarship. Each year, Alchemy Studio organizes several events to raise money to support people that need a little help with the financial aspect of attending The Italy Workshop. Several $500.00 tuition waivers are available.
  In order to be considered for one of the scholarships, please answer the following questions. Please include a short bio with your letter of intent, along with all contact information.  
  • What scholarship are you applying to?
  • Why this workshop and why now?
  • When do you feel most alive?
  Please send your materials either in email format to or through the mail to:   Alchemy Studio 4022 East Cambridge Ave Phoenix, AZ 85008   If you have any questions please contact Carol by email: