Founded in 2013, Academy of Sound Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to students 18 years old and younger who are interested in pursuing a serious, private study of music, but who are unable to pay full tuition. Partial and full scholarships are awarded by the scholarship advisory board on the basis of need, demonstrated interest, and available funds. Needs-based scholarships are confidentially awarded.
Scholarship award recipients are responsible for attending lessons on a regular basis in accordance with the policies set forth by the private music school in which recipients are enrolled. Excessive absences or abuses of the funds granted may result in the cancellation of the award and return of the funds given.
All donations are tax deductible. Receipts are sent upon request and/or after the end of the fiscal year.
Last year we:
Received six applications for partial scholarships for 2017-2018
Awarded six partial scholarships, each between $50 and $500
An anonymous sponsor made it possible for one student to receive a 100% scholarship for the third year in a row
Ran a "Donate Your Tuition" fundraiser for the third year in a row, which was offered to all Academy of Sound families. They were given the opportunity to donate their regular tuition amount to the Foundation for the last month of the school year since they had no tuition due. Zero families participated the first year, and last year we had one!