Scholarships

TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Scholarship Application period for the 2021-22 CSOYO season opens on June 1 and closes on July 16, 2021. All applications and supporting materials must be received by the CSOYO Manager by this date to be considered. Applicants will be notified of any awards prior to the August 1, 2021 tuition deadline. 

NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS:

A limited number of needs-based scholarships are available to musicians who successfully audition and are selected to an orchestra for the 2021-22 season. Applications for these scholarships will open in June once membership notification letters have been sent. Applications can be completed online and applicants will be notified prior to the final tuition deadline in August.

COMPLETE APPLICATION HERE


BOB BURKS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:

This full tuition scholarship is awarded to an oboe player who has been selected for CSOYO membership during the upcoming season, in memory of the late Bob Burks, principal oboist in the CSO.

COMPLETE APPLICATION HERE


FLOY WANG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: 

This full tuition scholarship is given to a new, first-year member of the CSOYO, in either the Prelude or Etude orchestra, each season in memory of Ms. Floy Wang, Etude & Prelude Conductor from 2014-2018.

COMPLETE APPLICATION HERE


STUDENT MANAGERS:

Student Managers are needed for the 2021-2022 CSOYO Season. Student Managers are selected by the conductors of each orchestra (2 each for Symphony & Philharmonic, 1 each for Etude & Prelude) and the CSOYO Manager. They receive a 50% discount off the regular tuition rate for their orchestra.

COMPLETE APPLICATION HERE


OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS

GRACE RUSSELL SCHOLARSHIP:

This scholarship in the amount of $2000.00 is awarded to a current CSOYO member who plans to attend the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, and applied to their tuition for this festival. More information about the SSMF can be found HERE. In addition to the application form below, a recommendation letter from a parent or guardian, plus an evaluation letter from the member’s private teacher are required. The recommendation letter should be submitted to the CSOYO manager separately at csoyo.chattanoogasymphony.org. The Teacher Evaluation Form will be sent to the applicant’s private teacher by the CSOYO Manager upon receipt of the application.

The 2021 Grace Russell Scholarship application is now closed.