scholarship program

Funded through the Alice Hobbs Education & Outreach Fund

Several 2017-18 Winners with Scholarship Committee Members


2018-19 Applications

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Student Application


Director Referral



Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Winners!

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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 2018-19 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.

Application & Selection Dates

Jan. 22, 2018 - Applications open

May 7, 2018 - Application Deadline

May 25, 2018 - Recipients & Directors Notified

September 2018 - Recipients presented at PSO Concert


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