Thanks to our board and our generous donors, The Crucible is relaunching our adult scholarship program with $50,000 of available funds! Priority will be given to those who have financial need, live in our immediate neighborhood, and/or demonstrate artistic talent. This new funding gives us capacity to offer full scholarships to roughly 70 more adults every year.
$10,000 of this adult scholarship fund is dedicated to Raphael Allen, Lauren Ekman’s husband, who passed in 2018. Throughout his life, Raphael was dedicated to facilitating interpretive engagement with nature and history, by researching and including the stories of under-represented people in his tours, writings, and talks. His scholarship fund is specifically focused on supporting people of color who live in Oakland who need support to enroll in Crucible classes.
In addition to relaunching our adult scholarship program, we are pleased to continue to offer 50% off tuition to seniors, City of Oakland employees, firefighters, full-time college students, veterans and active military, and educators.