top of page

Courtney Ballard Scholarship Fund

Welcome to the Courtney Ballard Scholarship Fund at Matthews Playhouse! We're excited to extend partial scholarships to deserving students for our Classes and Summer Camps. These scholarships are designed to support families facing financial constraints, ensuring that all children have the opportunity to participate in our enriching programs.

At Matthews Playhouse, we believe in making the arts accessible to everyone. Through the Courtney Ballard Scholarship Fund, we aim to break down financial barriers and foster a diverse, inclusive community of young artists. If you believe your family qualifies for assistance, we encourage you to apply and join us in the wonderful world of theater and performance!


For Fall Classes - August 1st

For Winter Classes- December 1st

For Summer Camps - May 1st

MPH Frog and Toad 2015_160.jpg

A Year With Frog And Toad, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Abbe McCracken Photography

Criteria and Conditions

Scholarships are awarded based on demonstrated financial need, allowing families who might not otherwise afford our classes/camps to join us. Typically, eligible families receive scholarships covering anywhere from 20% to 90% of the tuition fees. However, it's important to note that all families, barring extreme circumstances, are expected to contribute a minimum of 20% towards tuition costs.

We strive to make our scholarship program fair, transparent, and accessible to those who need it most. If you have any queries regarding eligibility or the application process, feel free to reach out to us for clarification. We're here to support you in your child's artistic journey!

  • Review Class/Camp Information: Take a look at our class and camp offerings, and consider which ones would best suit your child's interests and schedule.

  • Check Scholarship Criteria and Conditions: Familiarize yourself with the Scholarship Criteria and Conditions outlined above to ensure your eligibility and understand the requirements.

  • Submit Scholarship Application: Click on the purple "Submit Scholarship" button above to access the scholarship application form. Fill it out completely and accurately.

  • Submit Application Before Deadline: To ensure your application is considered, make sure to submit it before the specified deadline:

  • Scholarship Review Process: Once we receive your completed application along with the necessary documentation such as tax returns and pay stubs, our scholarship committee will carefully review your application.

  • Receive Scholarship Approval: If your scholarship application is approved, you will receive an email notification. This email will contain instructions on how to proceed with registering for the class or camp of your choice.

  • Payment Deadline: Please note that any balance not covered by the scholarship must be paid by the first day of the class or camp. Failure to do so may result in the removal of the student's name from the registered program.

  • We're excited to assist you in providing enriching experiences for your child through our scholarship program. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need further assistance!

How To Apply

Additional Information

  • Need-Based Awards: Scholarships are awarded based on demonstrated financial need. It's important to note that there is a limited amount of scholarship funds available, so we encourage early application.

  • Behavioral Expectations: Inappropriate behavior in class could impact future scholarship eligibility and may even lead to dismissal from the class. We maintain a respectful and supportive learning environment for all students.

  • Limitations on Awards:

  • Students are eligible for only ONE scholarship per class during the Fall Semester and ONE Scholarship per class during the Winter Semester.

  • For the Summer Camp Session, students can receive a maximum of TWO scholarships (for two separate camps) per student.

  • Each session requires a separate scholarship request. Requests do NOT carry over from Summer Camps to School of Theatre.

  • Submission Process: All scholarship requests must be submitted online through the designated application form. This helps us streamline the process and ensure timely review of all applications.

bottom of page