Nurture the Future of the Arts

With your support, talented and motivated students can experience the arts education they deserve, regardless of their family’s income level.

“Being at Interlochen has been the greatest experience of my life. Not only am I growing as an artist, but I would not have become the person I am today if I had not come to school here.” —Mark, Academy, Dance, Age 17, Milford, Conn.

At Interlochen, artistic talent and potential is the common denominator among students—not their financial means. Often, our students have surpassed the pre-professional training available in their hometowns. At Interlochen, they can hone their skill at a higher level, while also discovering a community of like-minded individuals who can help nurture their talent and drive.

Interlochen students have always come from diverse socio-economic circumstances, but historically the majority do not come from affluent families. More than 70% of Academy students receive some kind of financial support; only one-third of Academy families pay full tuition. In comparison, according to the National Association of Independent Schools, the median percent of boarding school students on financial aid is 34%. Additionally, around 25% of Camp students receive financial aid.

In fiscal year 2015, Interlochen awarded over $12 million in scholarship support to more than 1,000 students. They arrived from every corner of the globe to pursue their artistic passions. Their Interlochen experiences will pay great dividends throughout their entire lives—for them, to Interlochen, and to the arts and culture in our world.

To support annual student scholarships, please give to the Annual Fund.
Please contact advancement at 231-276-7623 or for more information about creating endowed scholarships or supporting existing endowments.