CYM Scholarships


The Mark Hartman CYM Scholarship

For low brass players to attend CYM
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 20, 2015

Recipients will be notified by April 30, 2015


This scholarship partially assists campers with financial need to attend CYM in the area of low brass (trombone, euphonium, tuba). Applications must be accompanied by a recommendation from a private or school instructor, a letter from a parent or guardian stating the financial need, and a copy of the most recent NYSSMA solo adjudication sheet or a comparable document of evaluation. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Mark Hartman Scholarship application

The Scott LaVine CYM Scholarship

For campers to attend CYM
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 20, 2015

Recipients will be notified by April 30, 2015


This scholarship partially assists campers with financial need to attend CYM. Applications must be accompanied by a recommendation from a private or school instructor, a letter from a parent or guardian stating the financial need, and a copy of the most recent NYSSMA solo adjudication sheet or a comparable document of evaluation. There are a limited number of partial scholarships available. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Scott LaVine Scholarship application

The Roy Schaberg Crane School of Music Scholarship

For CYM alumni attending SUNY Potsdam
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

Recipients will be notified by May 15, 2015


This scholarship is for students (CYM alumni) planning to enroll at SUNY Potsdam and The Crane School of Music. All CYM alumni are eligible for the annual scholarship developed in honor of the founding camp Director, professor emeritus, Roy Schaberg. This scholarship is renewable for four years while a student is enrolled at SUNY Potsdam.
Roy Schaberg Scholarship application

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: Young Scholars Program

For 7th grade students seeking to develop musical talent
Application Deadline: April 14, 2015

Recipients will be notified by phone in September 2015


The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program, a selective pre-college scholarship, seeks high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. If you are a student who stands out for your exceptional academic abilities and achievements, drive and persistence, leadership, and desire to help others, please visit the Cooke Foundation’s website to learn more.
JKCF Young Scholars Application


Please contact CYM Director, Dr. Julianne Kirk-Doyle, at kirkj@potsdam.edu with scholarship questions.


Scholarship Alternatives

While CYM is able to offer partial scholarships to assist some campers with the costs of registration, many families find themselves at a loss when it comes to looking elsewhere. Many alternative forms of assistance exist for those who are willing to seek them out. We encourage CYM families to contact the following organizations in their local areas for help in covering tuition:
  • Local arts or humanities councils
  • County music associations
  • School music clubs
  • Music educators associations
  • Booster clubs
  • Churches or auxiliary organizations
  • Social services or children/family services
  • Local "reach out" programs
  • Community organizations such as Zontas, Knights of Columbus, AmVets, etc.