scholarship program

Funded through the Alice Hobbs Education & Outreach Fund



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Director Referral





The purpose of the PSO Education Scholarship Program

To provide the life-changing opportunity of private music instruction to young instrumentalists who show musical potential and have demonstrated financial need.


What the Progam Does

The PSO Education Scholarship program is awarding funds to provide weekly private instruction for both fall and spring semesters to deserving students. Approved PISD private instructors are assigned to recipients by school music directors.

For the 2017-18 school year, there will be five (5) scholarships awarded.

Student Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated financial need

  • Current 6th or 7th grader

  • Clear musical potential

  • Student essay

  • Character reference

  • Parent approval

How to Apply

Interested students in the 6th or 7th grade must complete a student application and submit, along with a director referral form completed by a music director at your school, by the required application deadline date.

Scan and email the form to Teri Janssen at tjanssen@planosymphony.org or mail to:

Plano Symphony Orchestra
5236 Tennyson Parkway, Ste 200, Plano, TX 75024.

Application & Selection Dates

April 28, 2017
Application Deadline

May 19, 2017
Recipients Selected

May 22, 2017
Notification to Recipients and Directors


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