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Merit Scholarships

Exciting News!


New SYS Members who audition on oboe, bassoon, string bass, or any brass instrument who earn placement in either the Premier Orchestra or Symphonic Wind Ensemble may be eligible for a $500 one-time merit based scholarship award (limited scholarships available).


You must submit your audition application by the deadline and contact our General Manager, Robert Vann in order to be considered for a merit-based scholarship.  Awards issued once placement has been determined.




Please use “Merit-Based Scholarship” in the subject line of your interest e-mail.


Also include: Musican Name, Instrument, and Contact Information.

Tuition Assistance and Scholarship Information

Tuition Assistance is granted on a financial need basis. Partial or full assistance (up to 90%) may be granted.  We have limited Tuition Aid funds and assistance will be granted to students with the greatest financial need first.  Qualification for aid in previous years does not guarantee aid in subsequent years.

After you have auditioned and have been accepted to one of our programs you may apply for assistance.  To apply for assistance please complete the program registration form and indicate on your form that you wish to apply for assistance.  Complete the associated financial questions.  We may contact you for additional information or copies of your tax returns to validate your need.  All registered students, including those applying for aid, are required to pay the $100.00 deposit as well as the $4.95 registration fee at the time of registration.  Please choose the payment plan option.  Any tuition aid that you may qualify for will be applied to your account prior to the due date of the first monthly installment.  Deadline to be considered for aid is July 15th.


Aid decisions will be made by July 31st.

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