OAYO Scholarships

The musicians I have met have been an amazing influence on my life, and have taught me so many skills and shown me who I want to be in life. Aviva and OAYO have provided me with so many opportunities and I will be forever thankful.

Annemarie Schubert, three-year OAYO member and scholarship recipent

Scholarship Information

What are Omaha Area Youth Orchestra Scholarships?

Scholarships are awarded as a percentage of the tuition (25%, 50% or 75%) and based on financial need. The Federal Poverty guidelines are used to calculate the percentage of scholarship. For example:

  • Family of 3 with an income of $19,500 qualifies for 75% tuition scholarship

  • Family of 5 with an income of $45,000 qualifies for a 50% tuition scholarship

  • Family of 6 with an income of $90,000 qualifies for a 25% tuition scholarship

Note:  For the 2019-20 season, scholarships are calculated off the lowest tier, Tier C. 

Can my scholarship cover all of the tuition?

OAYO evaluates scholarship needs over 75% on a case-by-case basis. Please fill out the scholarship application here and we will contact you. 

How do I apply for scholarships?

Step 1: Fill out the scholarship application (coming March 2020) for tuition. Make sure to fill out the application completely in order to be considered for OAYO scholarships.

Step 2: Scan and email  a copy of the first page of your tax return to programs@oayo.org for verification purposes.

What is the deadline to apply?

The priority deadline to apply is May 1st of every season. However, OAYO will accept scholarship applications year-round.

When will scholarships be awarded?

Scholarships will be awarded the summer before the season begins, typically June.

If you have questions, please contact us at programs@oayo.org. The staff is happy to answer questions and offer suggestions.

PO Box 24639
Omaha, NE 68124


For marketing and media inquiries, email abigail.lill@oayo.org 

For donation, sponsorship, and fundraising inquires, email john.haverkamp@oayo.org 

For program, ensemble, billing and operations questions, email programs@oayo.org

For all other questions, email sophia.potter@oayo.org

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