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Tuition Assistance & SCHOLARSHIPS

Tuition Assistance 

Dear Parents:

Usdan welcomes your request for tuition assistance. We are able to award partial assistance to families based on need, in part, thanks to funds provided by the generosity of donors. If awarded, assistance to you will be based on demonstrated financial need.

A few announcements about assistance for summer 2018:

We are happy to announce that applications for assistance will be completed online at no additional fee to the applying families.

​Applications for tuition assistance will be accepted on a rolling basis for 7-week classes. Some majors may not be available for tuition assistance.

Please note that assistance is only available for 7-week programs, and that a student must be enrolled in one of Usdan’s 7-week programs before he or she can apply for tuition assistance. There is no guarantee funds will be available in all disciplines.

Completing the application is just the first step. Uploading required documents is the second step. 

Click here to apply at tads.com Click here to apply at tads.com

Please note: The TADS worksheet is not sent to TADS or Usdan. It is used at home to research the assorted financial questions, before sitting down to complete the online application.

The TADS application will ask you for the school you're applying for. Please select "Wheatley Heights" and then select “Usdan” from the drop-down menu.

MERIT Scholarships

High School Merit awards are available to Art, Theater, Music, Dance and Writing students. Merit awards are not available to Chess, or Organic Gardening majors.

Middle School Merit Awards are available to Music and Dance students only (Very limited awards available).

Merit awards may vary and are available for the 7-week session only. The audition and submission process is selective, and will be judged by an experienced panel. Applications for Merit awards will be accepted electronically on a rolling basis. There are a limited amount of awards available and they will be awarded on a first come first served basis depending on the strength of the audition or review.

We encourage you to apply by February 15 so you are scheduled in the next available audition.

Please visit this link to apply.

 


SCHOLARSHIPS

Below are scholarships offered through Usdan, schools, and other organizations. 

Laurence Paul Gray Memorial Scholarship (Nassau)

For a high school-age instrumental music student residing in Nassau County. Administered by the Nassau Music Educators Association (NMEA). Applications available from school music teachers.

Laurence Paul Gray Memorial Scholarship (Suffolk)

For a high school-age instrumental music student residing in Suffolk County. Administered by the Suffolk County Music Educators Association (SCMEA). Applications available from school music teachers.

Theresa M. Santmann Scholarships

For students of promise, based on financial need. Granted by the Center's Tuition Aid Committee.

Maureen Snyder/Ivy Jacobsen Scholarship

In memory of dedicated musicians and teachers. Granted by the Center's Music Scholarship Committee.

Ruth And Arthur Schaeffler SCMEA Scholarship

Honoring distinguished Usdan administrators, this scholarship is for a Suffolk County music student. Administered by the Suffolk County Music Educators Association (SCMEA). Applications available from school music teachers.

NMEA/Usdan Music Scholarship

For advanced high school musicians. This scholarship is also administered by NMEA. Applications available from school music teachers.

SCMEA/Usdan Music Scholarship

For advanced high school musicians. This scholarship is also administered by SCMEA. Applications available from school music teachers.

Matthew And Melissa Rubel Scholarship

Granted by the Camp's Tuition Assistance Committee.

Lena Hinterberger Scholarship

Honoring a lady who loved children and the arts. Granted by the Camp's Tuition Assistance Committee.

Sol Eisenberg Memorial Scholarship

For a junior or senior division choral student, based on financial need.

Maria Spoettl Scholarship

In memory of a longtime friend of the Center, for an advanced senior division dancer. Granted by the Camp's Tuition Assistance Committee.

Arnold P. Hruska Scholarship

In memory of a dedicated teacher and theater director, for a senior division student in Drama or Musical Theater. Granted by the Center’s Tuition Aid Committee.

Adele and Morton D. Weill Scholarship

In honor of longtime friends of Usdan Center. Granted by the Camp's Tuition Assistance Committee.

Horace and Amy Hagedorn Scholarship

Granted by the Camp's Tuition Assistance Committee.

Suzanne Usdan Memorial Scholarships

Granted by the Camp's Tuition Assistance Committee.

Matthew Sunshine Memorial Scholarship

Honoring a talented Usdanite who was loved by ¬family and friends. Awarded by the Music Department faculty.

Michael Fallacaro Scholarship

In memory of a talented musician and a beloved Usdan student. Awarded by the Music Department faculty.