TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The BW Community Arts School is committed to ensuring that programs remain accessible to all members of the community. The generous support of several area funders allow us to engage students from all economic backgrounds in our Summer Arts Programs. Additionally, two Community Arts School endowments help support tuition assistance for academic year programs.
Academic Year Tuition Assistance
CAS TUITION ASSISTANCE
Available to All Current CAS Families
CAS offers tuition assistance to each semester to ensure our classes and private lessons remain accessible to all members of our community. Although tuition assistance awards are determined by financial need, families of all income levels are encouraged to apply.
After completing this application and submitting the supplemental documents, you will be notified of your tuition assistance status prior to the start of the program. After you are notified, you will be required to register for the class or program you are interested in prior to the registration deadline in order to reserve your spot. Please note, tuition assistance status is subject to class capacity. If you have any questions contact the BW Community Arts School at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 440-826-2365.
Applications for spring semester are typically made available in November. Applications for fall semester are typically made available in August.
Joyce and Frederick Koch were highly esteemed musicians in Cleveland and longtime supporters of the BW Community Arts School; we are honored to continue their support of quality music education through this award.
Applications for The Koch Scholarship are typically accepted in November each academic year.
Summer 2021 Tuition Assistance
BAND AND STRING DAY CAMPS 2021
Available to Lorain County residents entering grades 4-9
Registration is closed for String and Band Camps.
Through generous support from the Nord Family Foundation and Nordson Corporation Foundation, limited tuition assistance opportunities are available to Lorain County residents for Band and String Camp 2021. To apply, students should complete the online registration and indicate they are interested in tuition assistance.
A $25 deposit is required to complete the online registration process. If a student is awarded a full scholarship, the $25 deposit will be refunded.
Please note: due to enhanced safety protocols and smaller group sizes, capacity for Band and String Camp 2021 are decreased significantly compared to prior years. Students interested in applying for tuition assistance are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible.
LORAIN COUNTY SUMMER SCHOLARS PROGRAM 2021
Available to Lorain County residents entering grades 4-12.
The Lorain County Summer Scholars Program is an opportunity for students entering grades 4-12 to advance their musicianship through focused private lesson study in a virtual format. Participants in the program will study with qualified CAS private lesson faculty members and receive 9, 30-minute lessons beginning in June, 2021. This selective program is designed for young musicians who are highly motivated and dedicated to improving their skills.
To apply, eligible students must submit an application. A music teacher recommendation is also required to be submitted on the student's behalf. Lorain County Summer Scholars application deadline has passed.
This program is made possible through generous support from the Nord Family Foundation and Nordson Corporation Foundation.
Through the support of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the Nord Family Foundation, and the Nordson Corporation, the BW Community Arts School is able to provide summer arts experiences for students with limited financial means.