Scholarships & Alternative Payment Plans
The Woods Scholarship program is designed to make The Woods Music and Dance Camp affordable for campers who otherwise could not attend. We do not have a large fund but within these limits our goal is to assist as many applicants as we can and to meet applicants’ needs as closely as possible. This program is specifically for the summer Woods Music and Dance Camp and funds are awarded as fee reductions. Funds for this purpose come from direct donations, periodic fundraising, the Susan Lawrence “Young Folk” Scholarship, and the David Parry Memorial Fund.
Sources of support
There are three types of financial assistance:
- Loans. Some or all of the amount owing may be paid in interest-free installments by post-dated cheques beginning in July and spread over 6 months. A person who has an outstanding loan is not eligible for assistance again until that loan is paid.
- Work scholarships. In exchange for up to 2 hours of work daily, fees may be reduced up to $200. These openings depend on our needs.
- Grants. Part of the fee may be waived.
The remainder of the tuition may be paid in instalments.
Scholarships are available to individuals three times in a period of five years.
The Susan Lawrence “Young Folk” Scholarship: A portion of the scholarships available will be reserved for younger campers. Campers between 18-40 may apply to have fees reduced by up to $200.
Applying for Financial Assistance
The process for applying for financial assistance is part of the online registration process. You will be asked, as part of the process of registering for The Woods, if you would like to be considered for financial assistance. If so, you will be guided through a few questions to give us the information we need to assess your application. You will be contacted with more information by early July at the latest.
Applications submitted by June 15 are processed, and applicants notified in early July. After June 15 applications are processed on a “first come-first served” basis. The $175 deposit must accompany your application if it has not already been paid. The deposit is refunded if you cannot attend for financial reasons.