ISSI Scholarship Applications will be open Jan 10-Feb 15, 2023.

Please note that all scholarship applications will be completed in the form at the bottom of this page. Please upload your audition to YouTube or other online media source as you have to provide your audition URL on your application below.

Financial Aid and Scholarship applications must be submitted on or before February 15, 2023.  The complete application is at the bottom of the page.  If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us.

This assistance is available for students who truly could not attend without it. Financial need is the top priority in awarding financial assistance. Ability will be the second consideration. Even if you are not awarded a scholarship, you will be allowed to register without penalty.

Please note: Any student or teacher awarded a scholarship will be required to help with institute week including sitting at the scholarship table, helping with t-shirts, any other need that we have. If you are not willing to help, please do not apply. No full scholarships are awarded. You will be expected to supply the balance of tuition.


Student Scholarships

You are eligible to apply if your family is a member of the Suzuki Association of Utah (SAU) or you have attended institute before.

  • ISSI Student Scholarships: Thanks to the generous donations of families attending ISSI in 2019 some scholarships – $50 and up – are available, based on need.
  • Erickson Family Advanced Viola Scholarship: For viola books 3 and above – Due to the generous donation by the Erickson Family we are offering scholarships for advanced violists.
  • Gaye Platt Memorial Cello Scholarship Cello Scholarship: This scholarship is established by friends and family of Gaye Platt who was a cello mom, cello grandma, and ISSI staff accompanist for cello group classes. She loved her little cellists and their families and this scholarship is established in her honor to continue the love and fun memories that she shared with them over the years. Cellists from Twinkle through book 6 are eligible to be considered for this scholarship.

Student and Teacher Scholarships

  • Archibald Scholarship:  Student Institute Participants (not advanced students), Advanced String Camp Participants, Chamber Days with the Fry Street Quartet Participants, & Teacher Workshop Participants
  • Ripple Effect Scholarship: Student Institute Participants (not advanced students), Advanced String Camp Participants, Chamber Days with the Fry Street Quartet Participants, & Teacher Workshop Participants

Teacher Workshop Scholarships

You are eligible to apply if you are a member of the Suzuki Association of Utah (SAU), have an active studio of 10 students and have completed ECC and Book One prior to Institute. If you do not meet these requirements, see the SAA website for SAA sponsored teacher scholarships.

  • Peter Moench Cello Teacher Workshop Memorial Scholarship: Donated by friends of the Lou and Deborah Moench family. This scholarship is open to all members of SAA. Membership in SAU is not required.
  • Ramona Stirling Scholarship Fund: Donated by friends of Ramona Stirling. This scholarship is open to teachers beginning their training journey to help offset costs.

Student scholarship applicants include:

1) Completed scholarship form including audition URL.  Please paste a link to your audition in the form below (youtube, google drive, etc.). Students can submit a polished piece of their choosing.
2) A letter of recommendation from your teacher emailed to issi suzuki at gmail dot com


Teacher Workshop scholarship applicants include:

1) Completed scholarship form including audition URL.  Please paste a link to your audition in the form below (youtube, google drive, etc.)
2) A letter of recommendation from a fellow teacher, emailed to issi suzuki at gmail dot com

 

Scholarship applications will open on January 10 for summer 2023.