Our decision to award needs-based scholarships is determined by the Board of Directors who employ an individualized and comprehensive process in reviewing each person’s application for the requested scholarship.
We know that there is a great variation among our applicants’ personal circumstances— home and working environments. In this regard, our scholarship decision-making process considers all aspects of each applicant’s personal history and as such, we do not award scholarships solely on the basis of any single criterion. We attempt to value the whole person considering where the applicant has been, is and would like to be in the future, and of course, the applicant’s desire and ability to enhance and promote the awareness, education and benefits of arts education on Guam.
We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight or veteran status.
The Board of Directors utilizes a comprehensive, in-depth process to evaluate candidates for the requested needs-based scholarship and we strive to ensure that each applicant receives fair consideration. Once the application has been submitted and documentation attesting to the applicant's need has been received by Guam Conservatory of Arts, the Board of Directors and/or a committee thereof, performs the initial review and thereafter, the Board and/or agent of the Conservatory will contact the applicant for an in-person and/or telephone interview. Once the interview has been completed, the application is referred back to the Board for a final determination whether or not to award the scholarship.
To see a read-only sample of the scholarship application, click HERE.
How many scholarships are given in each calendar year?
Since we are a nonprofit organization, our ability to provide scholarships is dependent upon our working capital and the amount of donations we receive. As such, there is no set amount that we will provide to applicants on a yearly basis. However, we do intend to make as many scholarships available during each calendar year.
Who is eligible to apply?
Any person is eligible to apply for a scholarship. Guam Conservatory of Arts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expressions, disability, religion, height, weight or veteran status.
When do you accept applications?
We review applications on a continuous calendar year for programs commencing September 1 and ending June 30 of each calendar year. Applications for each scholarship must be received 3 months prior to the commencement program date.
Is there an application fee?
No, there are no fees, charges or expenses to apply for a scholarship.
How do I apply?
All applicants must apply online at the conservatory’s website via an online application. Each prospective applicant must also submit a legible and current copy of (i) an official Guam-issued identification card and/or (ii) his/her passport. If you are a minor, we may ask your legal guardian to submit his/her official identification documents and proof of guardianship. In order to justify an award given because of financial need, additional documentation may be requested of you. Unless we specifically request additional information from you, submitting extra documents may only delay our decision.
How do I know if I have been awarded a scholarship?
We will contact you if you have been granted a scholarship. Nevertheless, you can always contact us at info@GuamConservatory.Org to check upon the status of your application.
I have already received a scholarship from the Conservatory. Am I eligible to receive more than one scholarship?
Yes. There is no limit on the amount of scholarships that you can receive.
How will I receive my scholarship?
The Conservatory will notify you if you are awarded a scholarship and will provide documentation of the scholarship’s dollar value that has been applied to the arts program for which you registered.