It’s our hope that money is never a barrier to outstanding musical education.
We at Omaha Conservatory of Music are grateful to a number of generous donors who have provided funding for financial aid assistance.
Financial aid is awarded on a rolling basis as funds are available, meaning applications are reviewed throughout the year. Students are notified once their application has been fully reviewed.
Families must submit one financial aid application per child.
Also, this form requires two documents be uploaded:
1. A PDF of your most recent federal tax return
2. A brief need-based statement written by the parent or guardian of the student explaining the need for financial assistance.
Currently enrolled students can indicate financial aid need in their re-enrollment form for next academic year.
Consistent attendance at lessons, classes, or ensembles is required for students receiving financial aid. The Conservatory reserves the right to rescind the financial aid award to those who miss more than 5 lessons per Academic Year. Should a medical issue arise, a doctor’s note may be provided for consideration.
The Conservatory also reserves the right to suspend or discontinue instruction of any student who is delinquent in fulfilling his/her financial obligations not covered by financial aid at any time during the semester.
Our exceptional students often audition to participate in prestigious national and regional music camps, competitions, and workshops, such as Interlochen, Heifetz PEG, Sound Encounters, Encore, and Texas Strings Camp, as well as our own summer music camp.
These immersive experiences offer high-quality musical training and facilitate valuable connections with internationally recognized artists. These additional opportunities are also integral to supporting the future careers of our most talented students. The Ambassador Fund also fosters relationships with OCM artist-faculty and other excellent artists and programs throughout the country. If you are seeking aid for attending a summer camp experience, please apply below!
Please note: Current students can indicate their need for financial aid on their re-enrollment form for next academic year. New students may apply for financial aid at the time of completing a new student application.
Merit scholarships, awarded once per year, are based on the student’s demonstrated proficiency, discipline, and commitment to excellence.
Only students who are current Omaha Conservatory students may apply through the re-enrollment process. Indication of intent and an audition link needs to be included on your re-enrollment form. Questions may be directed to email@example.com.
Once you have accessed your re-enrollment packet, students will find this question in the student information section: “Are you planning to apply for a merit scholarship?” If yes, check “Yes.” You will then be prompted to upload your audition video link into the next field. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Students applying for a merit scholarship may also apply for financial aid. Some scholarships require students to demonstrate financial need. Not filling out the Omaha Conservatory’s financial aid application form could disqualify applicants from some awards.
This form also requires you submit a YouTube link to your video audition:
- Record a video (Up to 5 minutes in length) of a performance of a piece from memory. (Tip: Recitals provide an excellent opportunity to obtain such a recording.)
- Upload the video to YouTube, labeling with the name of the piece, movement, composer, and name of the student.
- Mark the video as “Unlisted.”
Once a merit scholarship application is received online, the student’s teacher is sent a form where they are asked to evaluate their student and provide brief comments.
Merit scholarship winners are announced by August 1. There may be a few special occasions throughout the year during which merit scholars will be expected to perform. They are expected to have a short selection (3-5 minutes) ready for such occasions. These dates are to be determined.
Named scholarships play a vital role in helping promising students secure the resources they need to achieve their potential.
Named scholarships not only support artistic and personal growth in talented young musicians; they also offer opportunities to make a personal statement about the importance of arts and education and to confer recognition, honor, and special status on an individual or organization.
- Cosentino Scholarship
- The Dr. David Jasper Scholarship
- The Margaret Lim Memorial Scholarship
- The Jonathan McDaniel Memorial Scholarship
- The Ruth & Victor Roth Scholarship
- The Myron H. Ross Scholarship
- The Harley & Beth Schrager Scholarship
- The Annette & Paul Smith Scholarship
Want to help? If you are interested in sponsoring a named scholarship, we invite you to visit our Named Scholarship FAQ page.
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