Funded by the Friends of CCM volunteer organization and a local family foundation, this full tuition scholarship will be offered to the top student from Cincinnati's School for Creative and Performing Arts who successfully applies for admission to CCM.
CCM is proud to announce a new scholarship opportunity for students graduating from the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), Cincinnati’s world-class public arts school. This scholarship will be offered to the top SCPA student who successfully applies for admission to CCM each year. The award will cover full tuition for all four years of an undergraduate’s course of study at CCM.
“This commitment to support local talent is in my mind unprecedented and long overdue,” says Peter Landgren, Dean and Thomas James Kelly Professor of Music at CCM. “It is my hope that this full scholarship to CCM will serve as a catalyst for all SCPA students, affirming that a college education at CCM – a nationally ranked and internationally renowned institution for the performing and media arts – is an attainable goal.”
“This scholarship opportunity will have a profound impact on our programs at SCPA and will serve as a powerful motivator to our high school students,” says Isidore L. Rudnick, Artistic Director at SCPA.
The inaugural scholarship to CCM will be offered for Fall 2015 and will cover full tuition through the 2018-19 academic year. CCM’s Dean will select the scholarship recipient each year.
This newly endowed scholarship has been made possible by the funding support of the Friends of CCM volunteer organization and an anonymous family foundation.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the visionary thinking of the local family foundation that agreed to accept the Friends of CCM’s match to fund this initial scholarship,” says Landgren.
“While we regularly attract students from 47 US states and 37 countries, this new scholarship allows us to better support the talent that SCPA is nurturing in our own backyard. I am confident that this investment in Cincinnati’s best young artists to study at CCM will yield incredible dividends in the years ahead.”
SCPA students interested in learning more about this opportunity should contact CCM’s Office of Admissions at 513-556-9479 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School for Creative and Performing Arts is a K-12 Cincinnati Public School offering world-class pre-professional arts training and advanced college preparatory academics. Approximately 1500 students attend SCPA, which is housed in the new Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education in downtown Cincinnati.
Artistic Departments include Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Technical Theater, Visual Arts and Vocal Music. Academic departments include English, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
Students entering grades 4 through 12 are admitted through highly selective auditions in the seven artistic majors. Students are permitted to have two artistic majors in selected programs. Arts Proficiency Board Exam Reviews are conducted each semester to ensure that students maintain high artistic standards. Academically, state proficiency test scores at many grades levels are among the highest in the local system.
Learn more by visiting http://www.scpak12.org.