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As part of the mission of Valley Music Academy, financial assistance for tuition for Musikgarten and private music lessons is awarded to eligible students through the age of 18 in the form of scholarships.  Scholarship availability and amount of award is determined annually based on grant funding and the state of Valley Music Academy’s current financial budget. VMA awards scholarships based on (1) the financial need of the family and (2) the musical progress, effort, and potential of the individual student. VMA uses the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines in determining scholarship amounts.
  • Scholarships applications are reviewed and awarded in August of each year.  

  • Applications are due no later than August 1 of each year.

  • Students must reapply annually to be considered for a scholarship.

  • Incomplete scholarship applications cannot be considered.

  • Once the review process is complete, award recipients will be notified by email.

  • Parents/Guardians of the scholarship recipient must agree to the terms and sign for the scholarship award.

  • Scholarship award amounts are designated as a percentage of the regular tuition.  The percentages are determined annually by VMA based on funding and budget considerations.

  • Scholarship awards will be applied to fall and spring semester student tuition (mid-August through May of each year) only.

  • Applications received after August 1 may be considered; however, any awards that may be provided after the initial application period has closed will be adjusted based on any remaining funding available.

  • Scholarships awarded are based on donations and grant funding to VMA and cannot guarantee that scholarship funds will be available each year.

Keefer Private Music Lesson Scholarship Application

This scholarship is made available by a grant from Grace Lutheran Church in Waynesboro.  This scholarship is available for a local middle or high school music student who is actively enrolled in music in the local schools and demonstrates a desire to develop and advance their individual musical abilities. All lessons will be held at VMA between August 15, 2021, and May 31, 2022.  Lessons will be taught by VMA faculty and will be assigned based on the instrument or type of lesson selected.  Applicants must be enrolled in a music program, grades 7-12 in the Waynesboro City school system or Stuarts Draft or Wilson schools within the Augusta County system.  Lessons are held each week for 30-minutes and are available on brass or woodwind instruments only.  To apply for the Keefer Scholarship online, click here.

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