Eased Requirements for the 2020-2021 Academic Year
We understand that there may be some anxiety surrounding the scholarship aspect of the Performing Arts Scholars program, particularly as to whether students will have the capacity to participate and complete the scholarship requirements. Please know we understand and empathize with these concerns—the Performing Arts Scholars program is intended to add enjoyment and artistic value to your RIT experience, not to add stress on top of the uncertainty that COVID-19 has created. To that end, we are easing the scholarship requirements for the 2020-2021 academic year: your financial scholarship will remain intact as long as you keep committed to the program by communicating with your coach regularly and supporting the arts in a way that feels right for you. Regular scholarship requirements will resume for the 2021-2022 academic year.
We hope that guaranteeing your financial scholarship for the upcoming academic year will alleviate any concern or anxiety you may have about the Performing Arts Scholars program. While we certainly encourage your participation in music, theatre, dance or production, we want you to feel in control of your performing arts experience at RIT. Please plan on participating in whichever way you feel most comfortable, and do it knowing that your scholarship is secure.
Please contact Dr. David Hult, Director of the Performing Arts Scholars program, or your Coach with questions.