2019 - 2020 PAMDA Bursary Application
An objective of the Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts is to provide quality music and dramatic arts education to students of all circumstances through a bursary program. Academy students of any ability and instrument can apply for bursaries. Applications are reviewed according to financial need and dedication to studies. Bursaries are applied for and awarded in September and October. Bursaries are awarded by mid-October and are applicable to that academic year. A separate application is required each academic year and will be considered on the basis of financial need and the availability of funds.

⭐ Bursary applications must be completed in full and received on or before Friday, September 27, 2019 for the upcoming 2019 - 2020 academy year.⭐

✔️ Bursaries are available to highly motivated students who can demonstrate a financial need and provide support letters from teacher(s) with their application.

✔️ Applicants may be new OR returning students of the Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

✔️ Student must be fully registered at the time of application with registration and society membership fees paid.

✔️ Students may apply for financial assistance to help offset the cost of tuition for private lessons OR group classes.

✔️ Students may apply for one bursary per year be it for the academic year OR the following summer.

✔️ Only ONE (1) application per family can be accepted. If there is more than one Academy student in the family, complete the application for the student with the highest tuition amount.

Expectations for Successful Recipients:

 ✔️ In the event that the student is successful in securing a bursary, it is expected that he/she will help out and/or perform at bursary fundraising events or volunteer in any other capacity the student is able to.

✔️ The Academy will reduce or discontinue the bursary if a student withdraws from lessons or enrolls for less tuition than originally indicated on the application for assistance. These adjustments will be made as necessary.
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Name of parent/guardian *
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Address *
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Phone Number *
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Email Address *
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Have you received a bursary from the Academy before? *
If yes, when?
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In the event that you are successful in your application and are awarded a bursary, would you be willing to participate in future recitals and fund-raising events for the Academy? *
Instrument of study *
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Level of study (ie RCM Gr. 7) *
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Teacher's name *
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Do you have a confirmed time with your teacher? (please note - in order to be eligible for a bursary, you must have confirmed a space with your chosen Academy instructor and the society and registration fees must be paid) *
Request for Assistance
This section may be submitted by a parent if student is under the age of 18
Please outline your general financial circumstance which make it necessary to apply for financial assistance. *
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Total cost of tuition for chosen program of study for the 2019 - 2020 academic year *
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Amount of financial assistance needed *
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Family net income from 2018 Income Tax Returns *
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For this application to be complete please bring to the academy office:
To ensure your application is complete please submit:

✔️ One (1) copy of Income Tax return summary 2018, including line 236, or equivalent, for all income-earning adults in your family.

✔️One (1) letter of support from a teacher (current academy teacher, a previous music teacher, or a school teacher).

✔️ One (1) letter of support from a community member (an adult in your life other than a family member for example a program leader, family friend, social worker, counselor, coach).

✔️ One (1) letter from the student stating how receiving a bursary will help him/her achieve their goals in their area of study. The letter must be no longer than one page and clearly written or typed. For a young child that is learning to write a parent can act as a scribe or the child may submit a picture with a few word.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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