The Kipperman Memorial Children’s Studio Scholarship Fund

Through the Kipperman Memorial Children’s Studio Scholarship Fund, a number of scholarships are available each season to children in our community.  Both full and partial scholarships are available.

The fund also allows opportunities for interested and engaged teens to take adult studio classes in the Library Arts Center Studio.

If you are in need of a scholarship for a studio class or workshop, you need only ask! 

There is no “application process.”  Please contact the Library Arts Center office for more information or to request a scholarship by calling 603.863.3040 and ask to speak with Kate N. Luppold or Fran Huot, or send us an email at

If you are interested in making a donation to the Kipperman Children’s Studio Scholarship Fund, donations may be sent to:

Library Arts Center, 58 N. Main Street, Newport, New Hampshire 03773

Checks should be written to:  Library Arts Center (with “Studio Scholarship” in the memo.

As the Library Arts Center is a registered 501(c)3 organization, your donation is fully tax deductible.

Kipperman Memorial Children's Studio Scholarship Fund

Kipperman Memorial Children's Studio Scholarship Fund

Dick and Nancy Kipperman were vibrant, dedicated, and wonderfully creative constants at the Library Arts Center for many years.  Nancy served on the Board of Directors for several years, serving as president for part of her term.  Nancy came to the Library Arts Center in her retirement after she finished her career as a school educator and administrator.  A talented artist, Nancy exhibited her artwork in many shows in the gallery throughout the years.  Nancy could also be found in the Arts Center studio, as she was an avid learner, never nervous to try a new style, technique, or approach in her artwork.  Dick was always at her side, and frequently volunteered his time and a helping hand at many Arts Center events over the years.

Nancy passed away in October of 2018 after a short and courageous battle with Cancer.  In memory of Nancy, for her work and involvement here at the Library Arts Center, and her love of education and youth, the Board of
Directors of the Library Arts Center named the Children’s Scholarship Fund in her name.  After Dick passed away in 2022, the Kipperman Family to rename the fund in honor of both Dick and Nancy. The Kipperman Children’s Scholarship Fund is funded by individuals, businesses, grants, and funds from the Arts Center’s Endowment for Arts Education.

This fund, now newly named, allows many children the opportunity to take part of our programming each year.  As accessibility to the arts is a key part of the Library Arts Center’s mission, this fund is especially important to the Center.