Photo of young boy and teacher with violinThe Straz Center believes that its high-quality, unique arts education experiences offered at the Patel Conservatory should be available to everyone. That’s why we offer a Scholarship Program to students and families whose ability to attend our classes might otherwise be limited.  

Scholarships are awarded by the Scholarship Committee and typically cover a percentage of tuition.

Please review current Patel Conservatory Scholarship Terms and Conditions carefully before submitting your application.

The Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, political beliefs, national origin or disability.

Click here to apply. 

Scholarships are funded in part by the Bailey Family Foundation Scholarship Fund, Broadway Ball Stars, Mrs. Ellie Fishman and The Fishman Family Foundation, Patricia H. Linton Scholarship Fund, Herbert G. McKay Emerging Artists Fund, Ed and Linda Oelschlaeger Scholarship Fund, Franci Goldman Rudolph Scholarship Fund, James & Amy Shimberg Scholarship Fund, Gasparilla Music Festival, GTE Financial and Frank & K.K. Cooper.

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