St Peter’s Community Arts Academy’s mission is to provide high-quality “Arts for All.” Thanks to the generosity of the Wyckoff Family Foundation, The Dave and Brenda Rickey Foundation, and the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, and other private donors, SPCAA can provide financial aid scholarships to many students. The scholarship cycle happens at the beginning of the academic year (July 1 – June 30). The school year scholarship application will open on AUGUST 1, 2024. Requests are reviewed and processed, and decisions will be made by AUGUST 21, 2024 so that families can proceed with confidence in their performing arts education journey. We have funds allocated for merit awards that are given based on instructor recommendation for advancement, or geographical location; we also generously allocate funds for financial aid awards based on the applicant’s financial need.  If students start part way through the year, scholarship requests are considered half way through the year (in January) and/or case-by-case, as most scholarship funds have been allocated in August.

Please note that you must have your Family Registration/Account Set up in our system so that Scholarship credit can be posted to the Family/Student Account. When you enroll in classes or lessons the credit will automatically appear in the Family/Student Portal.

Families are asked to apply as soon as possible, and please use the narrative box to give us as much information as possible about the kind of support you are requesting and why, and what lessons or classes the award will offset and aid your participation. If you are applying for financial aid you must include supporting documentation. Supporting tax documentation must be emailed, mailed to, or dropped off at the Academy office within one week of the application submission.  Please see the application below for details.

One application is required per family.  Please click “+” next to the student name fields to add additional students to this family application.

Families are strongly encouraged to apply 

  • Student's First NameStudent's Last NameInstrument/Ensemble 
  • It is important that any additional information that might affect the decision of the Academy to grant aid be detailed as part of the application. Such information might include usual medical expenses or expenses for education. Please document such expenses.
  • Additional Action is Required: In addition to completing this form, families are also asked to submit proof of income. Please submit a copy of your federal tax return Form 1040 (Pages 1 and 2) or Form 1040 (Pages 1) or federal income statement. Documentation for both parents or guardians is preferred and should be submitted within 7 business days. Applications without supporting documentation may not considered.