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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Settlement offers aid to students through completion of high school (through age 23 for voice students).

Financial Aid is based on need and family size, documented by an income tax statement or other proof of income presented at the time of application, and results in a reduced fee for one individual lesson and any number of classes per student. Recipients must maintain reasonable progress and attendance, perform at least once during the year and audition for Certification.

Scholarship aid is based on talent and achievement, and results in fifteen minutes extended lesson time for one individual lesson per student at no additional fee. Scholarship aid is available after the first year of study at Settlement to continuing students recommended by their teachers who successfully complete an audition for the Branch Director, Executive Director and Scholarship Committee. Recipients must maintain superior progress and attendance, perform in a student recital at least once during the year and audition for Certification and the Annual Concert. Because these requirements can prove difficult for very young children, Settlement generally does not award scholarships to children under the age of ten.

Participation in Chamber Music Classes is strongly encouraged.