Financial Aid Information

Gifted Music School is committed to making quality music education accessible to dedicated students of all backgrounds. Through the generosity of our donors, we are able to accomplish this by offering a limited number of need-based, partial tuition scholarship awards each year.

*Note: Submitting an application does not guarantee any financial assistance will be granted—the scholarship committee reviews all applications and makes award decisions based upon demonstrated financial need and available funds. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the scholarship coordinator at scholarships@giftedmusicschool.org.
 
 

2021-2022 Financial Aid Application Deadlines

All applications for financial aid must be submitted no later than one month prior to the start of the semester. Applications submitted after this date cannot be considered. All financial aid awards remain active through the end of the summer semester and are eligible for renewal in the fall as long as the teacher verifies practicing and progression are happening, along with acceptable attendance and participation in Student Juries and Honors Recitals.
 

SEMESTER DEADLINE TO APPLY
Fall 2021 July 23, 2021 by 5pm
Spring 2022 December 10, 2021 by 5pm
Summer 2022 May 6, 2022 by 5pm

 

Eligibility

Dedicated, hard-working students who demonstrate both (1) a commitment to focused, high-level music education and (2) financial need for tuition assistance are eligible to apply for scholarships through Gifted Music School. The majority of our financial aid scholarship recipients come from families with an annual household Adjusted Gross Income of under $60,000. Students receiving financial aid are required to maintain the following standards in order to retain their scholarships.

  • Access to instrument for daily practice
  • Demonstration of dedicated work as reported by the instructor(s).
  • 100% attendance, except in case of family emergency or illness.
  • Compliance with school policies and procedures signed at the beginning of each year.
  • Demonstrated continued need of financial assistance.

Note: New students in financial hardship are encouraged to apply; however, due to limited funds, preference may be given to students who have been enrolled for one or more semesters.

 

How to Apply

Step 1) Print and complete the 2021-22 Financial Aid Application (PDF).

Step 2) Attach a copy of all parent/guardian most recent IRS Form-1040 Personal Income Tax Returns and obscure all private Social Security information.

Step 3) Write a brief personal statement describing your family’s financial hardship and explaining how a scholarship would impact your child’s ability to study at Gifted Music School.

Step 4) Provide two (2) letters of recommendation: one (1) from the student’s current Gifted Music School faculty member (or previous private teacher if student is new to Gifted Music School), and one (1) from a schoolteacher, principal, or advisor who can speak for the student’s character and work ethic.
Note: Recommendations should not be delivered by students or parents. Please ask your recommenders to send digital copies of their letters to scholarships@giftedmusicschool.org or to mail printed letters to the Office of Student Services (address listed below).

Step 5) Email your signed application and attachment(s) to scholarships@giftedmusicschool.org no later than 5:00pm on the deadlines listed above. Electronic submissions are preferred; however, mailed applications are also accepted at the following address:

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
Gifted Music School
182 South 600 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

 

Named Scholarships & Endowments

If you are interested in establishing an endowed scholarship or an annual named scholarship fund, please email giving@giftedmusicschool.org.

 

Non-Discrimination Policy

Gifted Music School is committed to equal opportunity and to compliance with state and federal anti-discrimination laws. All decisions regarding school admissions, faculty assignments, Student Juries, Honors Recitals, student solo opportunities, masterclass participants, selection of scholarship recipients, and other school operations and conditions of admission and scholarship retention shall be made without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, pregnancy (including childbirth, pregnancy-related conditions, breastfeeding and medical conditions relating to breastfeeding), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, work-related injury, genetic information, marital status and membership in the armed forces or reserves.

Gifted Music School will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based upon these characteristics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.