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 has increased.  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.

Scholarships are not available for the 2023 Summer Session.

The 2023-2024 academic year Scholarship online application process will open on May 1st with a priority deadline of June 15th. The Spring 2024 scholarship application process will open on November 1st. 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 (2022 Federal tax return, tax schedules, W-2, and 1099 forms) in order to be considered for a scholarship. 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 award amount beginning on July 17th. Applications received after June 15th will be processed on a first come first serve basis, pending funding availability.