Scholarship Program2020-04-06T13:36:07-05:00


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 program does

The PSO Education Scholarship program awards 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. Seventeen scholarships have been awarded for 2019-20!

The Plano Symphony Orchestra’s Musical Scholarship Program for deserving students is generously supported by partner organizations, including the Plano Independent School District Council of PTAs, the Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra, and Plano International Festival, in addition to all our generous patrons and supporters.” Thank you! 

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.

Application & Selection Dates

March 16, 2020

Applications Open

May 15, 2020

Application Deadline

Summer 2020

Recipients & Directors Notified
TBD Recipients presented at PSO Concert

2019-20 Applications

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