Students between the ages of 5 and 20 may apply for a full or partial scholarship to be able to participate in any SDMT Academy program including the Pre-professional program. These scholarships are based on financial need and availability.
To be considered for a scholarship please turn in the information below:
🎵 Completed application
🎵 Parent/guardian proof of income
🎵 Student letter of interest – This would be one page, written by the student, on why they would like to take part in one of our SDMT Academy programs.
🎵 Two letters of recommendation
Complete application packets are due 2 weeks BEFORE the start of Classes, Rising Stars and Summer Camp. Applications received after this date will not be accepted. For Pre-professional shows, you would apply for a scholarship once cast in the show. Candidates must also be available for an in-person interview. You may send in your application either by email to or mail to San Diego Musical Theatre to the attention of Robert Townsend at 4650 Mercury Street, San Diego, CA 92111.
Please feel free to contact Robert J. Townsend, the Academy Director of Education if you have questions about the scholarship, or the application process.
All information will be kept confidential between San Diego Musical Theatre, the applicant and their parents.

“Thank you SDMT Academy for providing a way for students to continue to develop their talents during this challenging time. You have experienced teachers who are working in the industry and have a perspective desirable to these rising stars. They challenge & encourage them in a kind & fun way. We will be back!”
– Audrey Deubig

“Thank you so much for offering the opportunity of these Zoom tap classes. As I told Barbara I haven’t tapped for 25 years, but she has been so great and supportive of these rusty legs and toes! I’m having a blast! I don’t think I would have had the courage to try tap again if it hadn’t been for this Zoom class. But now, when dance classes open again (whenever that is!) I will find a suitable class to enjoy this activity I love again so well. I’ve signed up for the second session and am looking forward to 8 more weeks of tap!
– Mary Shepperd

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– Issac Jackson

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– Veronica Vasquez

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– Colden Lamb

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– Jennifer Zelles

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