About the Scholarship Fund 

Music Theatre of Connecticut provides financial assistance to dedicated, qualified students 
through the Eileen J. Schilling Memorial Scholarship Fund for training at its School of Performing Arts. The Fund is named in honor of Eileen J. Schilling, mother of MTC co-founder Jim Schilling, and was founded in her memory by the Schilling Family in 2004. Through MTC, the Fund continues to receive annual financial support from the Schilling Family, as well as additional funding from corporate support, individual contributions, and support from several private foundations.

The Fund is administered by the MTC Board of Directors, and scholarships are awarded based on financial need on an annual basis to students studying at Music Theatre of Connecticut. Applications of potential applicants/families are reviewed yearly by the MTC Scholarship Committee, with awards made in August for the academic year beginning in September.

As an organization, MTC is committed to the principle that no child should be excluded from the pursuit of their artistic dream and development of their talent due to financial hardship. Since its inception in 2004, more than 25 MTC students have pursued their training in acting, voice, dance, musical theatre and MTC’s College Prep Program as a result of support from The EJS Scholarship Fund.

How to Apply

Scholarships are available to qualified students on the basis of financial need and availability. An application form and proof of income (via previous year’s federal income tax return) are required. All applications are reviewed annually by the MTC Scholarship Committee. Students may apply for scholarships for classes, productions and summer programs. Awarded scholarships cover up to a maximum of 50% of tuition. Deadline for academic year scholarship applications is August 31. Deadline for Summer Camp scholarships is March 31st. There are no scholarships for private lessons or student productions. 

If you would like to apply online, please fill out the form below.
(Note: You will need to attach your most recently filed IRS 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ as a digital file. Please be prepared to do so before starting to fill out the form.)

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