A new tuition assistance application and award process has been announced at Lawrence Academy of Music. The process will ensure the ongoing fiscal stability of the Academy while providing assistance to those who need it. All students who were registered in an Academy program in 2011-12 who wish to apply for tuition assistance (either through the DPI or tutti! scholarship funds) will need to have a complete application turned in to the Academy office by June 15th.
In order to ensure access to as many students as possible, the Academy will limit the funding for each individual student per year. A student may receive tuition assistance for private instruction on one instrument only. If s/he wishes to augment that instruction with one large ensemble OR one class such as theory or aural skills, s/he may receive tuition assistance for one additional experience. As before, students enrolled in an ensemble (ASTRO, girl choir, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band) but not enrolled in private instruction will be granted tuition assistance if the family qualifies.
Please note the new Teacher Recommendation Form that is part of the application. An Academy teacher is required to fill this out for each student who was enrolled in an Academy program in 2011-12. Teachers may return this form directly to the office; families need not collect it before submitting the rest of the application. Tuition assistance applications are available now in the Academy office or online.