Student Scholarships

Membership Fee Scholarship

Membership fee scholarship is available for any student in financial need. Membership scholarships are based on date of submission and awarded at the discretion of the board.

All scholarship recipients are asked to volunteer an additional two hours per year to the organization. Scholarship recipients are required to fundraise in the Fall and Spring. If volunteer hours and/or fundraising is not completed, the student will not be eligible for further scholarships.

Mileage Scholarship

This scholarship has been made possible by PLRAC. Students who are located 20 miles outside of Mankato are eligible to apply. Scholarships are ranked based on miles driven to MAYSO/NSS, date of submission, and the discretion of the board.

Additional Financial Support

The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council offers a youth scholarship for students in grades 7-12 and 3-6.

The Youth Scholarship of $300 for grades 7–12 and $200 for grades 3–6, will provide select students the opportunity to study their chosen art with a practicing professional artist, attend an arts workshop, series of classes or special training opportunity. Students in grades 7–12 must be participating with an instructor, an organization or arts discipline for at least 2 years to be eligible. Students in grades 3–6 must be participating for at least one year to be eligible. The scholarship can also be used to take lessons or pay fees to a non-profit arts organization serving youth (i.e. Area Art Centers, Dance Conservatory of Southern MN, Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra, Mankato Ballet Company, Mankato Children’s Chorus, Mankato or New Ulm Suzuki School of Music, other groups which offer art classes to youth, etc.). Artistic areas include: dance, literature, media arts, music, theater and visual arts. Students may not use this scholarship to participate in a school or organization band or choir trip, or other arts or music trips. The application for grades 7–12 is due October 1 and grades 3–6 is due November 1. There is only one deadline per year for each scholarship program.