• Scholarships are for the session and class(es) requested only and are not guaranteed to be renewed or extended to all classes or programs.
  • Scholarships and discounts may not be combined to lower tuition.  Scholarship percentages are based on the full tuition price advertised in the Conservatory brochure for the current session.
  • Scholarships are generally not awarded for private lessons, Suzuki, On-Camera Acting, adult classes, fall/spring theater productions, registration fees or recital fees. 
  • In the event that there are not sufficient funds to accommodate all qualifying need scholarship applicants, first priority will be given to current/returning students in order of the date the application was submitted. Second priority will be given to students who submit their application by the application priority deadline for that session.
  • S​cholarship recipients are given approximately two weeks from the award date to register with their scholarship (specific deadline will be provided in the award letter). After the deadline, priority will be given to any qualifying applicants on the waitlist and the original awardees may be placed on a waitlist.
  • The Straz Center and Patel Conservatory do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, political beliefs, national origin or disability. 
  • Students must demonstrate dedication and passion in class as evidenced by attendance, participation and respect for the process.
  • Scholarship recipients are expected to:
    • Participate in all requested Conservatory performances (outreaches, public events, showcases, and Conservatory productions)
    • Volunteer in the Education Department, when requested
    • Write a follow-up letter, describing the benefits of their experiences. A copy of this letter will be forwarded to the Development department so that it may be shared with the donors who make our Scholarship Program possible.
  • Students who have unpaid tuition balances will automatically forfeit their scholarship for that session.
  • Students receiving merit scholarships must show consistent, progressive improvement in class.
  • The Patel Conservatory has the right to revoke a scholarship at any time, if students do not meet the conditions of his/her scholarship.
Financial Aid Privacy Policy
The Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. For purposes of determining financial aid eligibility and processing registrations, the Patel Conservatory may request personal information that could reasonably be used to identify you, including, but not limited to, your name, address, email address, birth date, financial account information and credit card information. Such information will be utilized only for the purpose stated. To accomplish such purpose, the Patel Conservatory may disclose the information to its employees, consultants and agents who have a legitimate need to know the information. Access to such information is restricted only to those users and is password protected.
The Patel Conservatory does not collect social security numbers. Any credit card information that is collected is immediately destroyed or encrypted once payment has been processed. We do not sell, rent or trade personal information for commercial purposes. We will not share your personal information with any third party without your written request to do so, unless required by law (i.e. by subpoena or court order).
The Patel Conservatory site may contain links to other independently run Web sites that are not controlled by the Patel Conservatory or the Straz Center and are not covered by this privacy policy. The Patel Conservatory is not responsible for the privacy practices, security or content of such Web sites.

For more information regarding our privacy practices, please email patelconservatory@strazcenter.org.

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