As part of its mission, the MPTT is committed to offering financial aid and assistance in the form of scholarships to local post-secondary students engaged in the dedicated study of Theatre, Dance, and Music Performance.


In order to be eligible to apply for a scholarship from the MPTT, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Be a current resident of the Monterey Peninsula (i.e. – the applicants permanent address must be within the Monterey Peninsula even if the applicant is currently studying out of state or abroad). Provide proof of residency.
  • Be currently enrolled in a course of study of major in Theatre, Dance or any form of Music Performance (Instrumental or vocal) in a certificated and/or licensed post-secondary institution of higher learning (i.e. – Community or four-year college; Private Conservatory or Academy).
  • Provide current transcripts (PDF copies of un-official transcripts acceptable) of current course of studies indicating a GPA of 2.5 or above in coursework for the indicated major.
  • Provide a statement of financial need and intended use of potential scholarship funds.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a current instructor/administrator.

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarship check will be provided directly to the applicant’s institution/academy. Applicants, if successful, may not apply for a scholarship in subsequent years (i.e. – one scholarship per student lifetime). Unsuccessful applicants may apply each year.

LIMIT: Maximum scholarship amount is $1000.

This completed form and all required application materials and documents must be received by the Monterey Peninsula Theatre Trust no later than June 30th, 2023.

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