Kansas City Young Audiences Community School of the Arts believes that all children deserve access to the arts!  With the support of our funders we are able to provide scholarships on a 'first-come, first-served' basis for group classes. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer scholarships for private lessons. 



General Scholarship Information


  • A limited number of scholarships are available each session. 
  • Scholarships may be awarded for up to 60% of class fee or up to 80% of Summer Camp fees
  • Only one group class per session (or up to 2 weeks of camp per summer) may be taken on scholarship 
  • 1/3 of the total amount due per student must be paid prior to the first day of class.
  • Applications will be accepted now through June. Any late application will be reviewed on a case by case basis. 



Scholarship Eligibility


  • Family must be current in its payments to KCYA. 
  • Student must be 18 years of age or younger
  • Students must attend classes regularly to continue receiving scholarship
  • Parents of scholarship recipients are encouraged to volunteer 2 hours per session



To Apply for a Scholarship


Download and return the Scholarship Application Form (Download here!)

Applications for Summer will be accepted through June 30th. Applications received after this date will be processed on a case by case basis, as funds are available. 


Documentation of Financial Need (Provide one of the following documents)

  • The 1st page of the IRS 1040 form from most recent year
  • AFDC/TANF award letter
  • SSI (Based on adult applicant benefits)
  • Current Unemployment information 



Determining Need


This table does not guarantee a scholarship award and is a rough guideline based on number of dependent children at home and adjusted gross income. You must complete the scholarship application form and submit documentation of financial need to apply for a scholarship. 


# of children less than $35K $36-$45K $46-$55K $56-$65K
1 yes yes no no
2 yes yes yes no
3 yes yes yes no
4 yes yes yes yes
5 yes yes yes yes
6 yes yes yes yes



Please email LaTeesha Jackson with any questions, 816-531-4022.