OCTOBER 10, 2018: APPLICATION PROCESS OPENS
MARCH 10, 2019: APPLICATION DEADLINE
APRIL 30, 2019: FINAL PAYMENT DUE
Participants will attend classes and performances in Presser Hall (top) and the Center for the Performing Arts on the beautiful Miami University Campus
Tuition includes the following:
ROOM AND BOARD FEES $400
*Early Arrivals and Departures are possible for an additional charge.
The Schmidt Vocal Institute’s scholarship program is intended to help provide outstanding young artists some assistance to attend SVI and support their artistic development. No family should be discouraged from applying to SVI because of lack of funds. We welcome a broad cross-section of families who believe in their children and in their ability to succeed.
Singers are encouraged to apply and participate in the William E. Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition. There are sixteen regional locations and singers reaching the final round are eligible upon acceptance, in addition to a cash prize, for a merit-based scholarship to SVI. There is
no separate application for merit-based aid.
Upon acceptance to SVI, the following scholarships are available to
winners of the Schmidt Vocal Competition:
A small committee determines eligibility for need-based aid through
a review of the income documentation provided by the applicant. Aid
amounts vary depending on the family’s income level and circumstances.
Available funding is limited and need-based financial aid will cover only
a portion of the tuition cost.
*Applicants are encouraged to research grants and loan programs offered by their local governments, foundations, and businesses as well as artistic and educational organizations to help supplement the assistance offered by SVI.
HOW TO APPLY FOR NEED-BASED AID
1. In addition to your emailed teacher recommendation, please provide two extra recommendation letters from people unrelated to you
(i.e. school counselor, math teacher, pastor, etc.). These recommendation letters should be written and submitted in a signed/sealed envelope.
2. Submit a 1-2 page statement addressing your financial needs, your interest in music, and any other extenuating circumstances.
3. Provide the following information from your parent/guardian most recent 1040 income tax filing:
a. Parent/Guardian Legal Name(s):
b. Parent/Guardian Address:
c. Line 6c (number of dependents only, no names or Social Security Numbers):
d. Line 22 (Total Income):
e. Line 37 (Adjusted Gross Income):
4. All documents should be mailed together to Linda McAlister, Director, Schmidt Vocal Institute, 109 Presser Hall, 501 S. Patterson Ave, Oxford, OH 45056. Need-based aid applications must be received by March 10, 2019.
The William E. Schmidt Foundation
As part of its mission the William E. Schmidt Foundation provides support and encouragement to youth in the arts. Annually the Foundation provides scholarships and support to over one hundred and fifty students in the arts. The William E. Schmidt Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its activities or operations.
Join our email list and learn more about Schmidt Vocal Programs!
Schmidt Vocal Institute
c/o Linda McAlister, Director
501 South Patterson Avenue
Oxford, OH 45056
Telephone (513) 529-3046