Thanks to the Financial Aid Fund, partial tuition assistance is available to help ease the burden of tuition.
Once a camper’s application has been accepted, they may apply for aid using the custom Financial Aid Application link contained in their acceptance email.
Some things to keep in mind about applying for Financial Aid:
- Financial Aid awards are not full scholarships.
- We do what we can with financial aid, but it’s important to know that financial aid awards will not cover the full cost of tuition. Financial Aid awards can help with up to half the cost of tuition.
- We are unable to provide travel subsidies.
- The deadline for Financial Aid applications is April 1.
- We accept Financial Aid applications on a rolling basis up until the deadline and send out award offers in two waves: one in late December and another in early April. Any remaining aid may be distributed on a case-by-case basis until all aid has been distributed.
- Priority for Financial Aid awards will go to registered campers, but campers are not required to register before applying for Financial Aid.
Many organizations offer competitive, merit- and need-based scholarships for high school students seeking to enrich their lives through summer arts programs. Here are a few that we recommend checking out if you’re thinking about applying for Financial Aid.
Other Scholarship Opportunities
We have started a list of possible national and state scholarship opportunities below. If you discover a local or state scholarship opportunity that you would like to share with fellow campers, please send us the scholarship details and we will add it to the list. This list is for your reference only. We cannot guarantee the availability of any of these opportunities or that the ASC Theatre Camp qualifies for any funding prerequisite.
- The Andrew Lloyd Webber initiative from the American Theatre Wing – direct support for underserved public school students demonstrating exceptional talent and economic need to participate in after school training programs or intensive summer study programs to better prepare for future training at the university level.
- Princess Grace Foundation
- Donna Reed Performing Arts Scholarships – National
- Young Masters Program – Texas
- National YoungArts Foundation (Theater) (have to be 15-18 to apply; must register in competition in order to win cash award)
- Educational Theatre Association Scholarships– students must be inducted Thespians, and/or compete in the Thespian Scholarship Auditions at the International Thespian Festival.
- The Anthony Quinn Foundation supports high school students’ extracurricular study of the visual arts and design, performing arts, media arts, and/or literary arts. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $2,500.
- Scholarships may be used for a recognized pre-college, summer, or afterschool arts education program but may not be used for either secondary school or college tuition.
- To be eligible, applicants must be a young adult in high school who demonstrates exceptional talent, dedication, and a strong commitment to personal artistic growth who will benefit from financial support.
ASCTC Fundraising Fun: Creative Ways to Meet Your Goals
Scholarships are well and good, but you don’t need one to raise money for camp yourself. This list of fun and creative fundraising ideas can help you meet your tuition fundraising goals. If you have other ideas to add to this list, please share them with us. Other campers have seen great success by using some of the ideas below.
- Host a spaghetti dinner or bake sale at your school or church
- Host a sonnet reading event or talent show
- Produce a one-act play
- Sell raffle tickets for a prize donated by a local business or community group
- Collect money for writing poems or creating greeting cards for family and friends
- Offer to help your neighbors with lawn care, recycling, or pet-sitting
- Partner with a local grocery store and offer to bag groceries in exchange for keeping tips
- Use your creative skills to sell hand-made crafts and art
- Host a yard or garage sale with your neighbors
- Offer to do errands or odd-jobs for people in your community that need assistance
- Write the numbers 1-85 on 85 envelopes. If every person that you give an envelope to donates the amount written on their envelope, you will collect enough funds to cover the cost of tuition.