Scholarships and Grants
Applying for a Scholarship is Easy!
High school seniors submit:
1) A completed application form
2) An essay
3) Two letters of recommendation
For complete application information, download the application rules and form below and submit by May 15th of each year.
Guidelines for Grants
The S.T.A.R. Foundation of Monterey County provides grant support to youth-related performing arts programs.
Our grants are designed to supplement existing programs and to help in the creation of worthy new ones.
We provide funding for:
Capital technical expense (lighting, sound and musical equipment, etc.)
Augmentation of instruction (guest artists/teachers, make-up, scenic, sound or lighting design, the maintenance of musical instruments, etc.)
Qualified programs will:
Work under a non-profit status
Be a youth-related performing arts program for primary, secondary schools, or college
Submit a budget, with highlighted youth-related line items
Be required to show other sources of funding
Application deadlines are January 15 and August 15 of each year.
This Year's Awardees
Student Scholarships 2021
Laurel Bowen: Monterey Peninsula College
Jaqueline Chavez-Melendez: California State University Monterey Bay
E. B. Diallo: Williams College
Michael Lakind: University of California San Diego
Seth Madden: Santa Clara University
Angelina Moon: University of California Los Angeles
John Querimit: The College of Art and Design at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Julianna Ramirez: Hartnell College
Ashlyn Rossi: Sonoma State University