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Children’s Theatre of Charlotte offers full and partial scholarships to qualifying students for programs including Creative Drama, School of Theatre Training Classes and Summer Camps. Scholarship space is limited and fills on a first-come, first-served basis.

NOTE: For information on our reduced cost ticket program (for qualifying families and organizations), please ►CLICK HERE.

Scholarship criteria and conditions

The following household size* and income standards are used to determine eligibility. Please double check your eligibility before applying for a scholarship.
Total household size* Yearly income Monthly income
2 $25,900 $2,159
3 $32,560 $2,714
4 $39,220 $3,269
5 $45,880 $3,824
6 $52,540 $4,379
7 $59,200 $4,934
8 $65,860 $5,489

Occasionally, extenuating circumstances may determine scholarship eligibility. If your circumstances do not match the income listed above, you may still be eligible. Indicate your circumstances on the application form or call Micah Hein, Education Systems Coordinator, at 704-973-2835. *Household size includes all people living in your household, related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives, etc.). You must include yourself and all children who live with you.

How to apply for a Scholarship

  1. Review the specific program information on our website to find the best class or camp for your child.
  2. Carefully read over the scholarship criteria and conditions (above) and information (below).
  3. Fill out the appropriate application form - links to forms are at the bottom of this page.
  4. If a scholarship is awarded to your child, you will receive a letter of acceptance via email from our Education Systems Coordinator, Micah Hein.
  5. Follow the directions on the letter of acceptance. The registration fee and partial scholarship fees must be paid before the assigned deadline or the scholarship will be reassigned.
  6. Families will receive notifications approximately 10-15 business days after completing the application process.
ALERT: To be considered, the entire application must be complete. For your application to be complete, you must send your most recent tax return or another form of proof of income.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and are assigned on a first-come, first served basis. There are a limited number of full scholarships and partial scholarships.
  • The entire application must be completed and submitted to be considered. This includes tax returns.
  • Students receiving a scholarship must arrive on time for class. Excessive tardiness could affect future scholarship eligibility and may result in dismissal from class
  • Students must attend at least 80 percent of programming. If a student has one unexcused absence per weekly camp, the child will be ineligible for scholarship for a one-year period. In case of emergency, call the Education Systems Coordinator as soon as possible.
  • Inappropriate behavior in class could affect future scholarship eligibility and may result in dismissal from class.
  • Students are eligible for only one scholarship per registration session. (i.e. fall session, winter session, Summer Camp, School of Theatre Training).
  • Scholarships do not carry over from session to session. An application is necessary for each class session. (Only one tax return or proof of income is require from Fall through end of Summer. Everyone will need to reapply at the start of the Fall.)
  • Only online applications will be accepted.
  • Feb 1 - Summer Camp scholarship application available.
  • May 1 - Summer Camp scholarship application closes (or before if all available slots are filled).
  • July 1 - School of Theatre Training, Fall Creative Drama, and Mini Camp scholarship applications available.
  • Nov 1 - School of Theatre Training and Fall Creative Drama scholarship applications close (or before if all available slots are filled).
  • Nov 1 - Winter Creative Drama scholarship application available.
  • Dec 31 - Winter Creative Drama scholarship application closes (or before if all available slots are filled).
  • Ongoing from July 1 - Mini Camp scholarship applications available until all slots are filled.
  • Note: If the above dates fall on a weekend, the scholarship will open or close on the following Monday.
2018 Summer Camps

Summer Camp Scholarships

Camps: June 3 - Aug. 16, 2019
Applications open Feb. 1, 2019
Applications close May 1, 2019
For ages 3 - 12th grade

Opening Feb 1 at 10 a.m.

Creative Drama

Winter Creative Drama (CD) Scholarships

January to March 2019
Applications open Nov. 1, 2018
Application close Dec. 31, 2018
CD - ages 2 - 5th grade



Mini-Camp Scholarships

Scheduled on CMS holidays
For 2018-19 Mini-Camps:
Applications open July 2, 2018
Available until slots have been filled.
For K-5th grade

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