Scholarships & Assistance

Find the best form of assistance or scholarship for you or your young performer on our Assistance Guide PDF.

Seeing Stars! Tuition Assistance Program

The Flint School of Performing Arts is committed to supporting all students who have a spark for music or dance, regardless of their income, age, or ability. The Seeing Stars! Tuition Assistance Program provides support for students who may not otherwise have the chance to study at the FSPA, due to financial need.  Awards range from 20 – 85% of tuition cost, with the student paying the remainder. Awards are determined by application each semester – see deadlines and application below.

For information on donating to The Seeing Stars! Tuition Assistance Program, call the FIM Development Office at 810-237-3110, or visit our scholarships page.

Apply for The Seeing Stars! Tuition Assistance Program

For guidance on applying for tuition assistance through The Seeing Stars! Tuition Assistance Program, call 810-238-1350 ext. 3.

2017-2018 Application Deadlines
Fall 2017: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by 5:00 pm
Winter 2017: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by 5:00 pm
Summer 2018: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by 5:00 pm

Download The Seeing Stars! Tuition Assistance Program Application

Fall Tuition Assistance Application

Music Support Fund

Music lesson students may apply for assistance with music related expenses - repairs, music, instrument purchase, or accompanist fees (not applicable for trips). Applications taken on ongoing basis.  

FSPA 2016-17 Music Support Fund Application

Merit Scholarships

Scholarships are available for music lessons based on merit. Awards are determined by audition.
2017-2018 Application Deadlines
Application Deadlines
Summer: Friday, May 19, 2017 by 5:00 pm
Fall: Friday, September 22, 2017 by 5:00 pm
Winter: Friday, January 19, 2018 by 5:00 pm

Chamber Music Scholarships

The FSPA offers several scholarships based on merit and instrument.  Click on each scholarship below to discover the requirements to apply.

2017-18 Hentgen and Shand Honors Ensemble

2017-18 String Honor Ensemble

Marcia W. Dort String Scholarship

Any exceptionally talented violin, viola, cello or bass player who is a member of the Flint Youth String Orchestra, Flint Youth Philharmonia or Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra and who will not have graduated from high school by May 31, 2018 may apply.

2017-2018 Application Deadlines
Application Deadlines
Fall: Friday, November 3, 2017 by 5:00 PM
Winter: Friday, February 9, 2018 by 5:00 PM

FSPA 2017 Fall Marcia W. Dort String Scholarship

Major funding for the Flint Institute of Music is provided by
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