NEMC’s merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid, in addition to outside grant sources and fundraising, make it possible for all students to experience the magic of NEMC. ALL families should be encouraged to apply regardless of their financial means.
WORK/STUDY: All merit-based scholarship and general financial aid students will be required to participate in the work/study program. The work/study commitment is carefully designed to enhance the camper experience and does not interfere with musical, recreational, or social activities at camp. “Jobs” include: dining hall waitstaff, stage crew, music director and library assistants, photo and video assistants, and Sharps & Flats (yearbook) staff.
General financial aid is based solely on the parents’ and/or student’s ability to pay. The amount of assistance awarded is dependant on the family circumstances as well as NEMC’s space available in the instrument/voice, age, and gender categories. We ask that you carefully consider the value of this experience for your child and ask only for what you truly need. Special consideration is made for families is extenuating circumstances. We encourage anyone who feels they cannot afford to attend without assistance to apply. Our belief is that anyone should be able to come to camp, regardless of financial means or hardships!
Performance-based merit scholarships are awarded to exceptional musicians, based upon proven musical ability, dedication to the musical craft, and the potential for improving the overall experience for all campers. Individuals may win different scholarships in consecutive years but may not be awarded the same scholarship in consecutive years. Please read the instructions for each scholarship very carefully as the requirements vary.