Financial Assistance for Aspiring Artists
At RMTC, no child is denied participation in our educational programs based on financial limitations. Financial assistance, through RMTC’s James Hatcher Founder’s Fund, is available for qualifying students. To apply, please read the following instructions carefully as assistance awards are made based on these criteria. Parents or Guardians must submit all information and documentation requested by the deadline listed below. Funds are limited and completed form, including tax information, must be received (email or physical mail) no later than the listed date.
Deadlines for Completed Applications:
Spring Break Blast February 27,2017
Broadway Bootcamp, Play Making and Summer Blast May 1, 2017
July Camps at the Dance Foundation – May 27, 2017
1. Complete the Online Application. All sections must be completed fully and accurately. If more than one student in a family is applying for assistance, a separate application is needed for each student. Click here to fill out online form.
2. You will receive a confirmation email detailing the next steps, the Friday after completion. Those steps are:
•Email a copy of the most recent U.S. Tax Form completed by your family (Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) to the Director of Education Bradford Forehand. (If your family also receives government assistance,
please provide a copy of your benefits information or a payment check stub.)
•If significant changes in income have occurred since the filing of the tax form, email a written explanation to the Director of Education at Bradford Forehand. If additional explanations of financial or other circumstances are required, information should be provided in writing at the end of this application.
•Register for the class online, paying a non-refundable good-faith deposit of 15% as prompted at registration. If you are unable to pay a deposit at this time, please contact the Director of Education Bradford Forehand. If you are applying for financial aid PLEASE DO NOT enter any coupon codes.
Once each of these items has been completed, we will begin to process your application. Fully completed applications must be submitted by the listed deadline. If all steps are not completed – including emailing your U.S. Tax Form, your application will not be processed.
Note: an in-person interview may be required for the completion of the application process.
Note for those applying for Broadway Bootcamp or Summer Blast: If financial aid is awarded, lunch will need to be sent with the student each day as the add-on lunch package may not be purchased.
Applications are sent to the Financial Aid Committee after the listed deadline. Financial aid decisions are made according to the following criteria:
• Financial need, as indicated by family size, income, and/or extenuating circumstances
• Availability of funds
• Applicant’s payment history with RMTC
•Student must demonstrate consistent attendance.
•Student must receive positive evaluations from instructor.
•Recipient must pay tuition balance not covered by financial assistance.
The James Hatcher Founders Fund
In 2004, RMTC launched the James Hatcher Founder’s Fund with commitments of $1,000 from 100 gracious benefactors who envisioned the creation of scholarship programs for young artists. Their initial $100,000 has grown to encompass merit- and need-based scholarships to provide vital arts education programming for youth who might not otherwise be able to experience it.
Through the generosity of donors to the Hatcher Fund, young artists can receive:
Be part of making a difference in the lives of children! Give today, and designate your gift to the Hatcher Fund to help make arts education a reality for a child.
To apply, please contact the RMTC business office: