All available scholarships for the current academic year (2019 – 2020), have already been awarded.
To be placed on our scholarship waiting list, please read the information below and submit an application and all required documentation. We will contact you if we need any further information, or if additional scholarship funds become available.
Information about scholarship opportunities for the 2020-2021 academic year will be available in late March 2020.
Creating Opportunities for Music and Dance Students Throughout Orange County
OC Music & Dance was founded on the principle that every child should have access to an arts education regardless of their ability to afford it. Giving every child the opportunity to learn music and dance, no matter the financial circumstance, is our greatest joy.
OC Music & Dance Offers Two Types of Scholarships:
OCMD Scholarships are awarded based on an applicant’s financial need.
Named Scholarships consider financial need, but also take into account other criteria. These prestigious scholarships may require additional actions to be completed by the applicant.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the age requirements for scholarships? Can adult students receive scholarships?
All scholarships are awarded to students under age 18. Students who turn 18 during their high school school year may continue the scholarship through the completion of the OCMD semester they are currently enrolled in or through the end of their senior year, whichever is longer.
For what length of time is a scholarship awarded?
All scholarships awarded are for the current academic year (September through August).
Can students receive scholarships for private lessons?
Yes! Scholarships for private lessons may be awarded for up to 90% of the private lesson tuition price, for up to one hour of lessons per week, but at no less than $4.00 per lesson.
Can students receive scholarships for group classes?
Scholarships for group classes may be awarded for up to 50% of the group class tuition price, for up to one class per week, but at no less than $5.00 per class.
Can students receive private lesson scholarships and group class scholarships at the same time?
OCMD does not provide simultaneous scholarships for private lessons and group classes, unless in the case of an enrichment class where the student was invited by their instructor to participate.
What are Enrichment Classes? Are they a part of the OC Music and Dance Scholarship Program?
Enrichment classes, like Music Skills Class, Ensemble Class, and Performance Class, are classes for students who are already enrolled in a regular private lesson or group class (not necessarily at OCMD). These classes exist to enhance the student’s abilities. Students may join these classes at the discretion of the class’ instructor. Students enrolled in one or more enrichment classes may receive a scholarship of up to 50% for those classes (in addition to the scholarship listed above) but at no less than $5 per class.