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Scholarship Program

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Scholarship Application (download)

A limited number of scholarships are available to kids in San Luis Obispo County or Santa Maria under the age of 18 who have the desire to play a musical instrument but would otherwise not have the opportunity to take music lessons. Scholarship money is provided by Music Motive, private donations, and Bucket Busters fund raising including the sale of their CD, "Trash Talk".

Tax deductable donations can be made through Rita's Rainbows for "Music Motive Scholarships". 


Commonly Asked Questions:

Q: Who can qualify for a scholarship?
Any kid under 18 years of age who has the desire to learn a musical instrument who lives within San Luis Obispo County or Santa Maria. All that is needed is a referral from a teacher, principle, social service agency, foster care organization, etc.

Q: Are scholarships for music enrichment classes at schools AND private lessons presented by Music Motive?

Q: How long does a scholarship last?
A private lesson scholarship student is reviewed every 6 months based on the student’s commitment to practice and show achievement. A class scholarship will last as long as the session (usually 8 weeks) and may be repeated into the next session by request.

Q: Is there any cost to the student?
Yes, the student pays $60 per month for private lessons or $25 per session for Music Enrichment classes in schools.

Q: How do I apply for a music scholarship?
Download an application, fill it out and submit it to us.

Q: How can someone donate to the scholarship fund?
1) You can make a one time donation for any amount.
2) Sponsor a child by paying the monthly tuition for a specific or random student.
3) Donate a used musical instrument to be sold at Music Motive. 100% goes toward music scholarships!

Donations can be made by credit or debit card over the phone, PayPal, or mail a check to:

Music Motive
Scholarship Fund
3340 S. Higuera St., Suite 130
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Thank you for your support (and the kids thank you too).