The Blue Lake Scholarship Program

Blue Lake offers a wide range of scholarship opportunities for students seeking to gain financial assistance with their camp tuition. Made possible by many generous donors who support Blue Lake’s mission in arts education, Blue Lake scholarships are limited and awarded based on the following criteria: Audition or portfolio review, arts instructor recommendations and, in some cases, financial need. Scholarship opportunities are listed below. While some students may audition for a scholarship representative at their school or dance studio, others may choose to submit scholarship audition materials via mail or email. Students receive notification of any scholarship received within three weeks of receipt of application materials.

Please Note: A student receiving a Blue Lake scholarship is not automatically registered in a camp session. A Blue Lake camp application must be completed and sent in with a $200 deposit in order to be enrolled. The camp application and deposit may be submitted prior to or after you receive notification of scholarship. However, if you are planning to enroll in camp regardless of any scholarship status, it is advisable to enroll as soon as possible to ensure your desired placement, as programs and sections can fill quickly. All Blue Lake enrollment is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and a scholarship award does not guarantee or reserve enrollment for a student. Only one Blue Lake scholarship per student and session.

If you are auditioning at your school or dance studio, the Blue Lake scholarship representative will ask you to complete an application, and will collect it from you at that time. If you are submitting your audition or portfolio review via mail, you will find instructions and address information on the application itself. Students receive notification of any scholarship received within three weeks of receipt of application materials. If you have questions, contact the Blue Lake scholarship office at 231-894-1966 ext. 202, or email scholarships@bluelake.org

The Merit Scholarship program offers general scholarships for all disciplines to students who qualify. There is NO DEADLINE for these scholarship applications. However, camp enrollment is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

All Band, Orchestra, and Jazz Instruments,Choir, Piano, Harp, Art, Theater:   Merit Scholarship Application
All Dancers:  Dance Scholarship Application
Dance Scholarship Audition Locations:           Dance Audition Locations 2018
For Dancers who cannot attend
a Blue Lake Dance Master Class / Audition Location:  
Dance Audition Video Instructions

These Scholarships are specifically for advanced musicians seeking membership in the Advanced Chamber Orchestra program, or the Masterworks program. Audition materials for Advanced Strings, Winds, and Percussion seeking ACO or Masterworks membership are due February 28th. Follow the links below for detailed audition requirements.

Advanced Strings: Advanced Chamber Orchestra Scholarship Audition Requirements
Advanced Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass students have the opportunity to secure membership in Blue Lake’s Festival Orchestra and Advanced Chamber Orchestra. Learn more by visiting our Orchestra page.
Advanced Winds & Percussion: Masterworks Winds & Percussion Scholarship Audition Requirements
Advanced Winds and Percussion students have the opportunity to secure membership in Blue Lake’s Masterworks Orchestra. Learn more by visiting our Orchestra page.

The Shakespeare Scholarship Program offers young thespians with an interest in studying Shakespeare’s works an opportunity to receive a significant scholarship toward camp tuition as a Shakespeare major. Learn more by visiting our Theater page. Auditions are due February 28th.

Shakespeare Students Shakespeare Scholarship Audition Requirements

Blue Lake’s Financial Need Scholarship Program offers students who may otherwise be unable to attend camp due to financial constraints an opportunity to apply for assistance. Scholarships are limited and based upon application and family income status. There is NO DEADLINE for these scholarship applications. However, camp enrollment is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and financial need scholarships are limited.

Financial Need Scholarships    Financial Need Scholarship Application