Scholarship Information

WYSO strives to keep costs as low as possible for families. Tuition fees cover less than 30% of the cost for each student to participate. The balance is made up through fundraising efforts of the WYSO Board, staff and members. The WYSO Board of Directors encourages members with a financial need to apply for a scholarship. It is a policy that every family should contribute at least a portion of the cost for the benefits received. Consequently, full scholarships are not awarded and amounts awarded are based on need, available funds, and the number of applicants. Scholarships are not based on musical merit.

The types of scholarships available are described below. The scholarship application deadline for the 2019-2020 season is Saturday, June 29, 2019. Late applications are not considered. All applications are handled in the strictest confidence and in the most timely manner possible.

Scholarship Application

Tuition Scholarship

  • All members are eligible.
  • $50 payment toward tuition is due with the application on June 29, 2019. An updated invoice will be sent for the tuition balance after scholarship awards are finalized.
  • Notification of tuition scholarships sent by the end of July.

Chamber Ensemble Scholarship

  • Notification of Chamber Music Ensemble scholarships sent in the middle of September, after Chamber Music Ensemble applications have been processed.

Private Lesson Scholarship

  • All members are eligible
  • Notification of Private Lesson scholarships sent by the end of August

International Tour Scholarship

  • For Youth Orchestra members who plan to tour
  • Notification of tour scholarships sent by mid July.
If you have any questions about the scholarship process, please call the WYSO office at 263-3320, ext. 3, Monday-Friday from 9:00 to 5:00.

Other scholarship opportunities:

Murphy Family Interlochen Scholarship Audition
Buchhauser Honors Orchestra Scholarship Competition
Endangered Instrument Workshops

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