Every year, Thea Foundation awards 30 scholarships to students across Arkansas. Our scholarships are completely inclusive, meaning they're never awarded based on test scores, GPAs, or intent to major in the arts. Students may take their scholarship to any college or trade school they prefer, but if they attend one of Thea's 27 partnering institutions, including every 4-year college in Arkansas, they'll get a matching scholarship from that school that often exceeds what studen
In the fall of 2016, Brad Wreyford, a teacher at Arkansas School for Math, Sciences and the Arts (ASMSA) in Hot Springs, took his students to visit Thea Foundation, where he learned about Thea’s Art Closet. Always looking to expand his lesson plans, Wreyford quickly got to work on his first Thea’s Art Closet project. “Our art budget is adequate for what we do now, but it is spread thin when we attempt to grow,” Wreyford said. “Having funds to expand what we offer usually come
A dancer since she was 8 years old, Amy Bramlett knew she wanted to pursue dance when she graduated high school, but she wasn’t quite so sure about finding the money to do so, especially since her heart was set on studying at Texas Christian University (TCU), a private university. Being one of four kids, Amy knew that her parents footing the bill was out of the question. She would have to realize her goals on her own. In 2007, as a graduating senior at Hot Springs High School
Returning to the Capital Hotel, this year’s Governor’s Culinary Challenge, set for Monday, October 19, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. promises a feast of entertainment, including gourmet bites from 8 of Arkansas’s most touted chefs, signature cocktails from the innovative genius of 3 local mixologists, and the lively jazz of Dr. Danny Fletcher and company.
Presented by Malvern National Bank and chaired by Peter Brave of Brave New Restaurant, this year’s event features a lineup of chefs