The CaPA Scholars Program offers financial backing to the burgeoning artists of Lafayette. There are typically about 30 CaPA Scholars, pursuing passions ranging from creative writing to studio art to musical performance. Forming a community of artists on campus, CaPA Scholars meet regularly as a group and individually with program coordinator Nestor Gil to discuss their work and art in general. They help organize arts-based events and activities, such as the annual CaPA Cabaret, and travel to New York City to see performances and visit galleries and museums.
Created through the generosity of Bruce ’65 and Jackie Maggin P’02, the fellowship provides up to $7,500 over four years to admitted students with a record of achievement in creative and performing arts. The funds are for students to pursue and develop their creative abilities. They are awarded in addition to any financial aid students may receive from the College. Those interested should apply at the same time as they apply for admission.