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. Funds are limited and not guaranteed.
Special appreciation goes to the Colburn community of donors whose support of dance makes scholarships possible for our students to study in the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute. The School’s commitment to excellence offers young dancers the opportunity to pursue their dreams without financial barriers.
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.
2023–24 Financial Aid Application
Completed applications may be delivered in person or via email. See the application for more details. Financial assistance is limited. Completion of this application does not guarantee granting or receipt of award funds.
A sliding discount scale is used that considers 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:
Please contact Gavin Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-621-1085 for more information regarding financial aid. Financial assistance is limited. Completion of this application does not guarantee granting or receipt of award funds.