is dedicated to ensuring that all qualified and motivated young musicians
have the opportunity to share in the Conservatory experience. As a result,
AFA’s Scholarship Enrichment Fund provides tuition assistance,
based primarily on need, for those students and their families for whom
the Conservatory tuition may not be affordable. Merit scholarships are
also available for applicants who have demonstrated outstanding achievements
in music (All-State or similar accomplishments.)
Students are accepted into the Conservatory through an audition and
interview process. This process seeks not only technically proficient
students but those with a strong desire to improve themselves regardless
of background or experience. For information on audition
requirements, click here.
Students are reviewed by the AFA Scholarship Committee after they have
successfully completed a Conservatory audition and been accepted into
their respective program. To apply for scholarship assistance, please
fill out BOTH the Conservatory Application and the
Scholarship Application In most cases, the Scholarship Committee will
not require further information. However, in cases where the Committee
has difficulty reaching a determination, students and/or their families
may be asked to provide additional information including, but not limited
to, family tax returns (form 1040) and/or verification of income.
Scholarship applications are reviewed each year for that year only.
Returning students who wish to be considered for financial assistance
must re-submit a new scholarship application each year.
For those students who need assistance with transportation to and from
the Houston campus, AFA has partnered with METRO to help provide discounted
bus fares for AFA students. Please contact AFA for more information
regarding transportation assistance.
Because AFA Scholarship resources are limited, applicants are strongly
encouraged to explore financial assistance from outside sources such
as their school, school district, church or other organization.