Scholarship assistance to attend Musiktheater Bavaria is available! We award need-based, partial scholarships to selected students who are admitted based on talent and have submitted a scholarship application demonstrating financial need. Because the availability of scholarship funds depends on the generosity of our donors, the pool of funds is different each year. Some partial merit-based scholarships are also offered for outstanding students who do not submit need-based applications.
Scholarships are awarded in increments of $500, usually ranging from $500 to $3,000.00. However, we do sometimes have larger scholarships available if we have donors who wish to sponsor them!
You may also want to check with your college or university about whether you can arrange independent study credit for study at MTB, and whether you may be eligible for financial aid from your school.
Applying early is a plus, and allows you more time to plan your own additional fundraising if you are accepted.
HOW SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ARE SELECTED
The following are the general guidelines followed by the Scholarship Committee when considering financial assistance:
1) Musiktheater Bavaria is committed to ensuring that performers from all economic backgrounds may apply for this unique and prestigious summer program, and is non-discriminatory as to sex, race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or any other protected classification under applicable law, in the administration of its scholarship program.
2) Consideration for financial help is need-based for most of our scholarships. Among applicants demonstrating need, consideration may be based upon any of the following: one's degree of talent, uniqueness of abilities, preparedness for study in the MTB program and/or degree of financial need.
3) All need-based scholarship applicants are required to submit financial aid forms which will require disclosure of current information about the applicant and (for students under age 25) the applicant's parents. All personal information submitted is held confidential and is not retained in our files after it is used to assess a student's need.
4) A limited number of merit-based partial scholarships may also be offered to outstanding applicants who do not apply for (or who apply, but do not financially qualify for) a need-based scholarship. There is no need to send a scholarship application in order to be considered for a merit scholarship.
5) Because MTB wishes to help as many highly talented young artists as possible to benefit from having the opportunity to study at MTB, students who have already attended MTB with scholarship assistance in a previous year are not given priority for scholarship consideration in a subsequent year. There may on some occasions be exceptions to this policy, at the discretion of the scholarship and admission committees and depending on the needs of the program. Former MTB scholarship students are welcome to inquire about this!
HOW TO APPLY
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A need-based scholarship application should be submitted, along with all requested documents, immediately after you are informed of acceptance to MTB. (We do ask you to indicate on your application form whether or not you intend to apply for a need-based scholarship so that we will know whether to instead consider you for one of our limited number of merit scholarships.)
You can work to effectively raise funds on your own!
As you try to raise money on your own to fund your MTB study, you will find that you may be quite successful if you start early and put some real time into it. Many people are willing to help, once they understand the prestige of the MTB program and the value of the career training and performance opportunities you will have at Musiktheater Bavaria.
Especially if you apply and are accepted to MTB early, you may have the time to research grants from local or national foundations to which you may apply to help you pay your tuition. One good place to start your research may be at www.foundationcenter.org, or at any local community foundation listing in your area. Some areas also have competitions whose winners are granted funds that can be used for a summer opera training program or a summer musical theater training program. Sometimes alumni associations, sororities, fraternities or local clubs have funds for which one can apply.
Performing artists should be comfortable with marketing themselves, so if you need to raise funds, be creative! Some students have held benefit concerts or events, and some have raised thousands by deciding to actively seek contributions from individuals, businesses, organizations and clubs. Many have used social media to reach a wide network.