The Trudl Zipper Dance Institute welcomes students of varying levels of experience. We recognize some students may require financial support to cover the cost of their studies. In this case, we offer merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid for fall and spring semesters. Students must reapply each year.
Our limited number of merit-based scholarship awards are very competitive. Applicants must be nominated by an instructor, who also must initiate the application process. To be considered for a scholarship, students should show
Award winners will be notified in writing, along with the specific dollar amount granted. Scholarship awards are valid for fall and spring registration only.
Financial Aid Application
Completed applications may be delivered in-person or via email. See the application for more details.
To be considered for a financial aid award, families must earn less than $85,000 in annual income. We use a sliding discount scale that takes into account several factors, such as family size and extenuating circumstances in addition to income. We do require a family’s most recent tax filing documents to show proof of income.
Financial aid awards are granted as a percentage of tuition; we never grant full assistance. We do expect families to also financially contribute to students’ studies. To be considered for a financial aid award, students must show:
The Trudl Zipper Dance Institute is committed to you, using its available resources, and would like to be able to help you during this period of time. For families currently experiencing financial hardship and are above the Financial Aid income threshold, we encourage you to write a letter stating your changed financial need due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Please complete the first two pages of the Financial Aid application. Along with the first two pages of the Financial Aid application, submit a letter stating your current situation to the Dance office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’d like to thank Southern California Edison and the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts for their continued support of the Colburn School need-based scholarships.