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Extension Programs: Scholarships

Extension Programs: Scholarships

Cornish Extension Programs is committed to making our courses available to youth ages 3 ½ TO 18 who demonstrate artistic and academic promise, financial need, and interest in the program by offering modest scholarship assistance (certain programs are restricted to youth ages 14 – 18, please see specific program for more information). Scholarship funds are limited, therefore awards are competitive. To apply for a scholarship, students must adhere to the guidelines on the online application. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be reviewed. Students are encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible.

Prepratory Dance

There are three scholarship opportunities in the Preparatory Dance Program. The Gwenn Barker Endowed Scholarship Fund, Jeanne Marie Klepper Endowed Scholarship Fund and Institutional Scholarships.

The Barker and Klepper endowed funds provide scholarships for students who have the potential for a professional dance career and who show a passion for the art form. Students are chosen to receive these scholarships by Prep Faculty members and the Director.

Institutional Scholarships are given to Preparatory Dance students who have completed at least one year of instruction at the school and demonstrate need. It is important that you ask about the possibility of receiving an institutional scholarship during the spring semester prior to the fall semester. Do not wait until the end of summer to inquire.

Summer at Cornish


Please complete our online scholarship application for consideration. Follow this link to set up and complete the online scholarship application. If your intention is to apply for a Summer at Cornish scholarship, please ensure you are selecting to apply for your discipline's scholarship, not the audition only discipline application.

Scholarship applications and materials are due no later than April 1, 2016. Scholarship award notifications are sent no later than April 15, 2016. 

Due to the volume of scholarship applications we receive, incomplete and/or late applications will not be reviewed. Please contact if you have questions about scholarships or the online application process.