Due to the generosity of many individuals and charitable foundations the Preparatory awards nearly $150,000 in general fund scholarships on an annual basis. The scholarship program is dedicated to provide need-based support to as many families as possible.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, the volume of applications and amount of financial need have increased this year. As a result, an award in a previous year does not guarantee an award this year or may result in a lesser award. A limited pool of resources, based on donor directed funds, will be available for merit-based support and will be limited to our audition-based programs.
The 2020-2021 academic year Scholarship online application process will open on May 15th with a priority deadline of June 15th. Once we receive your application, you’ll receive instructions on how to have your teacher complete an online reference form as well as, instruction to safely and securely upload your required financial forms (2019 Federal tax return, tax schedules, W-2, and 1099 forms) in order to be considered for a scholarship. If you have not completed your 2019 tax return due to the July 15 extension, you may submit your 2018 return along with a copy of the 2019 year-end pay-stub. Both private lessons and group classes are eligible for scholarship support, and both youth and adult students are eligible to apply.
Students who submit the application and all supporting documentation by the priority deadline of June 15th will be notified of scholarship eligibility and amount beginning the week of July 20. Applications received after June 15th will be processed on a first come first serve basis, pending funding availability.