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The Conservatory offers a limited number of financial awards each year, based upon available funds. Application forms may be downloaded below.  An audition is requied prior to August 1, along with all forms and appropriate paper work, in order to be considered for assistance for the Conservatory school year.  Please check the application forms for a description of the required recommendations, student essay, and parents’ financial information.

Families receiving a scholarship award will be expected to help with ZCM fundraising events, recitals and performances. The award recipient must qualify for the Honor Roll at least six months out of the Conservatory year and perform in recitals at least two times in order to retain the award.

Download Scholarship Application

student agreement form


Assistanceship fund application:

Assistanceship Application

Assistanceship Reference Form 

Assistanceship Essay Form


Grace Ryan Piano Award:

Grace Ryan was a highly esteemed Conservatory piano faculty member for many years. In 1981, the Ryan family established a scholarship fund in her name to be awarded to a graduating piano student with outstanding ability, financial need, and plans to study piano performance or music education at the college level. Students must fill out an application that includes a 100-word essay written by the students on what they plan to do with music in college and thereafter. A ZCM committee chooses those who receive the award. If no student qualifies, no award is given. More than one recipient may be awarded each year. Call the Conservatory office for more information.


Download Grace Ryan Piano Award application.

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