Apply for a Scholarship

Acadia Festival of Traditional Music & Dance offers scholarships to prospective students. This tuition assistance is funded by generous donations from our community, and over 100 students have benefitted from this program since its inception. More information about how you can contribute to our scholarship fund can be found on our Fractured Atlas page.

The application period for scholarship assistance opens with registration on September 30 and closes on January 31. To be considered for a scholarship covering between 50% – 100% of tuition – depending on need – an applicant must register for the festival and complete the scholarship questions on the registration form. All applicants will be required to pay a 25% tuition deposit at the time of application. All applicants (regardless of outcome) will be notified by email of their award status in February 2024.

Applicants who are offered an award will be asked to make payment of any remaining tuition balance by May 15, 2024. Awards for assistance may only be used to support attending the festival of that year; funds will not carry over. If you do not receive a scholarship and/or you opt not to attend, your 25% deposit will be returned.

Scholarships are available to students at any age or musicianship level. Please note that scholarships do not cover the cost of housing or meals.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible gift towards our scholarship fund, please click the button below.

The Acadia Festival of Traditional Music & Dance is governed by Friends of the Acadia Trad Festival, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Maine nonprofit corporation. Website art by Anabelle Keimach and Annelise Papinsick.