Cazadero is committed to making our program accessible to aspiring young musicians from all backgrounds, regardless of their financial circumstances. Cazadero typically helps fund 20-25% of our campers in any given year.
Cazadero’s scholarship program makes award offers based on both financial need and musical merit. Scholarship awards range from 25% to 75% of the program fee, with an average level just under 50%. In rare circumstances a larger award is given when there is exceptional financial need. We do not have a fixed cut-off for family income; we will consider any completed application.
To apply for a scholarship first Register your camper. Indicate your interest in Financial Aid and we will send you an email with information and links to your application. The scholarship application process asks for basic camper and household information, proof of income, a teacher recommendation, and an audition recording. All of this is laid out in detail in the email and on the application. We review applications in the early spring; the deadline is listed on the application.
You should pay the $200 scholarship deposit fee when you register. (This is a $150 deposit plus a $50 application fee.) We will only review an application when it is complete and the deposit is paid. Unlike other deposits, the scholarship deposit is refundable if, after receiving an award offer from Caz, the student is still unable to afford to come to camp.
Contact the office with any questions! we are happy to help.
We also have Spanish-language versions of these forms on our Forms Page.