Merit Scholarships are awarded once per academic year, and are based upon the student’s demonstrated proficiency, disciplined music study habits, and commitment to excellence.
PLEASE NOTE: Students applying for Merit Scholarships may also fill out our Financial Aid Application Form, as some scholarships require students to demonstrate financial need. If a student is not chosen as a Merit Scholar, they may still receive need-based financial assistance.
Our application requires you submit a YouTube link to your video audition:
Once a Merit Scholarship application is received online, the student’s teacher will be sent a link to a form where they will be asked to evaluate the student and write some brief comments.
Merit Scholarship winners will be announced by Aug. 1. They will be expected to prepare short selections from memory (3-5 min) so they are ready in case they are invited to perform at a few special events during the year, dates to be determined.