The Cheboygan Area Arts Council is dedicated to the growth and promotion of the Arts in our northern Michigan community. In accordance with these goals the Arts Council offers three scholarships: the Moloney scholarship for students (4th – 11th grades) planning to enroll in an extended arts-related activity, such as a summer camp; and the Caulkins and Hubbel scholarships, which are awarded to graduating high school seniors planning advanced studies in an arts-related field. Please read below for more details and links to the application forms. Applications for 2024 will open on December 1, 2023 and be due on April 15, 2024.


In 1988 a bequest was given the Cheboygan Area Arts Council from the Estate of Robert L. Moloney, to be used to provide extended studies in arts-related activities for Cheboygan County students (including home-schooled students and students enrolled at Mackinaw City and Onaway schools).     

Mr. Moloney, whose home was Metamora, Michigan, was a frequent visitor to this area and took great interest in the renovations of The Opera House, contributing generously during his lifetime to both the Building Fund and the Arts Council. As an advocate of the Arts, Mr. Moloney regarded the Arts Council as a resource for arts-in-education for the youth within the Cheboygan community and took steps to make provisions in his estate by which young people, grades Four through Eleven, would have opportunities to attend summer camp programs, specializing in music and the arts. Scholarships have been awarded in the amount of between $100 – $500.

Some of the camps we have sponsored in the past include Interlochen Center for the Arts, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Wolverine Band Camp, Western Michigan University School of Music, Northern Michigan University Summer Music Camp, University of Michigan School of Music, and Central Michigan University Music Camp, Young Americans and others.


These scholarships honor the memory of two devoted patrons and benefactors of the Opera House: Irene R. Hubbel and Wendy Caulkins.

The scholarships (in the amount of $500) are available to students pursuing higher education in the arts at an accredited college in the school year following graduation.  Students must be entering a field of the Performing Arts, Visual Arts, the Applied Arts, Graphic Art and Design, Digital Arts, or Creative Writing. Applicants must be graduating seniors from Cheboygan High School, Wolverine, Indian River, Mackinaw City, Onaway, Cheboygan Area Arts Council Dance students, or Home Schooled students residing in Cheboygan County.  The scholarships will be announced at graduation and will be awarded to the schools following the students’ first completed semester of higher education. The scholarship recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher during the first college semester.

The criteria for selection for this award include:

  1. Graduation from High School
  2. Acceptance by an accredited institution of higher learning
  3. Interest in the appropriate arts-related majors
  4. Sound educational goals

CAAC Scholarship Applications

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Moloney Scholarship
Caulkins Scholarship
Hubbel Scholarship

Your completed application can be emailed to Sam Johnson, at, or to