Scholarships

Scholarships

Yamaha Music Scholarship

Yamaha Music School of Boston, in partnership with LexFUN!, is proud to announce the 5th Annual Music Scholarship for Lexington children between the ages of 3 and 5.  The Scholarship is intended for families who strongly value music education but cannot afford music lessons for their child.  The Scholarship will pay for the cost of a music program, including tuition, materials and fees, for the entirety of the student’s tenure as a YMES student.

About the Yamaha Program:  With a 50-year history spanning 40 countries, the Yamaha Music Education System is a comprehensive music course taught in a fun group setting.  It includes listening, singing, playing the keyboard, reading and creating music.  The Yamaha Music School of Boston is located at 57 Bedford Street, Lexington, www.ymsboston.com and serves 800 students from 70 local communities.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age of Child – the child must be between three and five years of age by September 1, 2016.
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Additional considerations – may include extenuating family circumstances, for example, additional dependent care, health issues, job loss, etc.

Application Process:

  • Application – Download Scholarship Application Form.
  • Deadline – Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2016 for the 2016-2017 Applications must be emailed to fiveandundernetwork@gmail.com or mailed to the Yamaha Music School of Boston, ATTN: Lily Symmonds at 57 Bedford Street, Ste. 105, Lexington, MA 02420
  • Final award confirmation – Part of the application process involves the family observing a Yamaha class in late May and meeting with the School Director.  Final award confirmation is made by the Yamaha Music School Director with a Fall 2016 start.

LexFUN! has a collective “big heart” and gives back to our local community in a number of important ways.

  • LexFUN! Pre-School Scholarship

LexFUN! knows that before a child’s first day in Kindergarten, he or she needs a strong educational foundation to prepare them for their entire school life. Unfortunately, some Lexington families may not be able to afford a preschool program, limiting their child’s experience when he or she enters Kindergarten.  Through LexFUN!’s Pre-School Scholarship Fund, we provide opportunities for Lexington children to get quality early education to support the child’s lifelong learning.  Scholarships range from $500 to $4,000.  Since our scholarship fund was founded, LexFUN! has awarded over $200,000 to local families!

Application Deadlines

  • To receive funding for the Fall Semester –  Apply by June 1st
  • To receive funding for the Spring Semester –  Apply by November 1st

Click here for the application.

Scholarship Program Guidelines

  1. The scholarship application must be filled out completely in order to be considered.
  2. Scholarship awards will be based on three main criteria: (1) financial need, (2) availability of funds and (3) number of eligible applicants. With respect to financial need, the LexFUN! Scholarship Committee looks at an applicant’s whole financial picture including income, expenses, number of dependents, and any special circumstances.
  3. Applicants must reside in Lexington and the child must attend a pre-school in Lexington.
  4. Scholarship funds shall be paid directly to the pre-school the child will attend.
  5. Scholarships will be awarded for the current school year or a portion of the school year. Recipients wishing to continue to receive scholarship funds for the following year must reapply each year.
  6. Parents/guardians must notify LexFUN! if the child withdraws from pre-school during the year.
  7. Your application, including all financial information, will be kept strictly confidential and will be used only for the purpose of evaluating your Scholarship request.
  8. Scholarship awards shall be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or English proficiency.

 

  • LexFUND Assistance to Lexington Families In Need

LexFUN! cares about the young families in our community and we’re here to lend a helping hand to assist them through families  crises.  Through its LexFUND! Program, LexFUN! helps young families facing personal crises and catastrophes, like death of a spouse/partner, loss or destruction of a home, and life-threatening health issues.

 

  • Yamaha Music Scholarship

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Yamaha Music School of Boston, in partnership with LexFUN!, sponsors an Annual Music Scholarship for Lexington children between the ages of 3 and 5.  The Scholarship is intended for families who strongly value music education but cannot afford music lessons for their child.  The Scholarship pays for the cost of a music program, including tuition, materials and fees, for an entire year.

An announcement of the application deadline is sent to all members in the Spring of each year.