The SMC team is here to help make this experience a reality for each and every student interested. We encourage you to reach out to the SMC team for ways we can assist you as a student and family, a teacher advocating for their students, and/or a school administrator.
A number of full and partial scholarships to Summer Music Clinic are granted based on financial need each year. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide scholarships to international students at this time.
- Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch are given priority consideration.
- Students with additional financial need who are not on free and reduced can apply for scholarship funding.
If you are expecting a scholarship from your school or a local community organization, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-263-2242 for more information before registering.
Important Dates for Scholarships
The deadline for all summer scholarship applications is April 17, 2023. SMC cannot allocate aid to students who have not registered for the program. As such, the student’s SMC registration must also be completed by this deadline.
Notification of aid
Families will be notified of decisions via email soon after April 17. SMC is committed to making an allocation of scholarship funds to allow the largest possible number of students to attend our programs. Families will be required to submit their intent to accept scholarship aid. Families must do so by the deadline posted in your award letter or this may result in a loss of partial or full aid award.
There are two main routes to receive scholarship assistance for Summer Music Clinic:
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Apply for scholarships through Summer Music Clinic
- If you are applying for Summer Music Clinic Junior Session, Senior Session, or SMC In Focus and are eligible for free or reduced lunch in the state of Wisconsin, submit the Precollege Scholarship Application. You may qualify for a full scholarship. Please be sure to complete both sections of the form and have an authorized representative from your student’s school complete and sign Section II: Verification and Recommendation. Send the completed application to email@example.com
Spanish Precollege Scholarship Application
Hmong Precollege Scholarship Application
2. If you are applying for Summer Music Clinic Junior Session, Senior Session, or SMC In Focus and are NOT eligible for free or reduced lunch in Wisconsin, submit the first page of your 1040 form of the most recent year’s tax return with Social Security numbers redacted. If extenuating circumstances (i.e. loans, loss of employment) are not reflected on your tax return but are affecting your family’s finances, please also submit your financial need story. Send completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply for scholarships through community organizations and your school
Some community service organizations such as local Kiwanis or Rotary chapters may offer scholarship opportunities for local students. Also, school music boosters or other support organizations within your school district or community may have funding available. Be sure to check for local resources in your community.
Financial aid policies
Applications will be reviewed by SMC’s Financial Aid Committee. All requests will be considered and maintained in confidentiality. As part of the application process, please remember:
- Wisconsin students are given preference for scholarship aid, but it is available to any domestic student.
- Applicants should first check with school officials to see if local monies are available to cover program costs.
- Applicants should inquire about local financial support through businesses, service organizations, etc.
- All materials supporting your application must be received by SMC no later than the scholarship application deadline.
- Applicants will be notified of awards shortly after the scholarship application deadline.
- Aid is determined by analyzing family income and extenuating economic circumstances according to the Income Eligibility Guidelines used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s School Lunch Program.
- Available funds for financial aid vary from year to year and past aid awards may not be an indication of current available support.
- Additional information may be requested from students and/or families prior to notification of aid.
The $50 processing fee is nonrefundable. Refunds may take up to eight weeks to process, starting from the time a written request is received by Summer Music Clinic.
All program applications must be accompanied by the nonrefundable registration fee before they can be processed.
|Period||Percent of refund|
|Withdraw during the period of registration up to one month prior to the first day of the program:||100% refund
Full refund will also be issued in the following cases regardless of date:
|Withdraw during the period of one month prior to the first day of the program – two weeks before program start||90% refund
Nonrefundable 10% is used to cover class supplies, books, transportation and administrative and teacher salary costs that were incurred during this period of program planning.
|Withdraw during the period of two weeks before program start – Day before opening day of program||80% refund
Nonrefundable 20% is used to cover risk management fees, University Health Services fees, class supplies, books, transportation and administrative and teacher salary costs that were incurred during this period of program planning
|First day of program and any time after||No refund
Students dismissed for disciplinary reasons are not eligible for any refund. Students who voluntarily leave while the program is in session are not eligible for any refund.
Summer Music Clinic works in partnership with the UW–Madison Mead Witter School of Music
Badger Precollege reserves the right to cancel classes when necessary, including those for which enrollment numbers are not sufficient, or those for which a highly qualified instructor is unavailable. In the case of course cancellations, we will be happy to help you choose an alternative course. If no acceptable alternative is available, we will refund any tuition paid, minus any nonrefundable application fees or deposits.