Arts plus scholarships.

Arts+ offers a variety of scholarships for outstanding students in our private lesson division. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and determined by external and independent professional arts educators, frequently faculty at local art programs. Scholarships are awarded to young children through high school students, based on the recommendations of the adjudicators.

Audition for a Scholarship

Our scholarship auditions take place each spring for the following school year. For Arts+ music students, Merit Scholarship applications are due to the Director of Music Programs in the spring. Applications are available only from Arts+ music instructors, and completed application packets must include an instructor letter of recommendation. Please see your instructor for more details. Auditions for the 2019-2020 school year will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

2018–19 Merit Scholarships and Winners

Carolyn Gono McMahon Scholarship
Andereya Kasaija, piano

Mary H. (Lib) McNeely Scholarship
Bria Alexander, voice

David J. Heath Memorial Scholarship
Hayden Heumann, piano

Neiman Marcus Scholarship
Drew Dansby, cello

Southminster Scholarship
Katherine Elizabeth Ma, cello

Sara Wyche Higgins Scholarship
Brandon Rui Lauren, piano

Outstanding String Musician
Jirah Montgomery, violin

Outstanding Musician
Arturo Morales Garduno, violin

Outstanding Young Musician Ages 10 and Under
McKenzie McKnight, piano

Charlotte Music Club Scholarship
Elijah Chen, cello

Provide a Scholarship

If you would like to provide a scholarship for an outstanding student through either a multiyear annual contribution or a permanent endowment, please contact Vice President of Institutional Advancement Stephanie Stenglein at or 704.887.0298.