Financial Assistance: Financial Aid & Merit Scholarships

Financial assistance in the form of merit scholarship and financial aid is available for 2020 Summer Academy.

It is recommended that a student selects a piece learned within the past year and plays it at their highest level, rather than choosing the newest piece. Students may receive full or partial aid to help cover tuition of their program (please note that application fee cannot be waived and is required for all applicants). Priority will be given to those students requesting financial need. Room and board is not eligible for coverage through financial assistance or merit scholarship.

All students granted merit scholarship or financial aid will be required assist with the operations of the Festival, with the amount of responsibility proportional to the awarded amount. Students may be asked to assist in areas such as stage crew, clean-up, ushering, or other minor tasks.

IRS forms are needed to apply for financial aid. Students who arrive late, depart early or attend for a partial session are NOT eligible for financial assistance through the Festival. 

Please consider using the resources of your local community (religious groups, schools, arts or civic organizations, and private donors) for alternate sources of financial aid. These organizations usually need 3-6 months to process the applications, so apply early!