How do I apply for a Masacote Retreat or School Scholarship?
To apply for a Masacote Retreat or School Scholarship, students should meet the following criteria:
-Aspire to pursue an artistic field of study/practice within music and/or dance that is rooted within Afro-Latin culture
-Intend to use artistry to build community
-[For Retreat applicants] Can participate fully in the week-long Retreat
-[For School applicants] Can participate fully in the program(s) of interest (e.g. MASA2, Intensives, Performance Teams, etc.)
-Are 16 years of age or older (if under 18, parental consent required)
Click HERE to access the online application form.
What does the application process entail?
You'll need to complete the online application. Prior to filling it out, we recommend reviewing our mission, vision, values and code of conduct HERE and the Retreat or School program pages to see if this is a good fit for your artistic passions and endeavors.
Is there a deadline to apply?
No, applications are accepted on an ongoing basis; however, if there's a specific program that you'd like to participate in (e.g. Retreats, MASA2, etc.), be mindful of the registration cut-off dates for it.
Can I apply to more than one scholarship?
Yes. In fact, if you're interested in multiple programs, we recommend submitting one application indicating them all. The application will allow you to check all that apply. We also recommend ranking the programs that you're interested in
How are scholarship recipients selected?
As applications are submitted, a committee comprised of members throughout the greater Boston area deliberate on a monthly basis to review and decide on sholarship recipients and funding amounts. Bios of the committee members are coming soon!
In general, applicants who express a combination of financial need, committment to their own artistic development, and pledge to help their community tend to be among those selected. Bear in mind that scholarships are awarded are funding allows so even if you don't receive one, we highly encourage you do reapply during future cycles.
How do I donate to the MASACares Fund?