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:
Fall Classes- August 24, 2018
Winter Blast- December 1, 2018
Spring Classes- January 15, 2019
Spring Break Blast- March 1, 2019
June Summer Camps- May 1, 2019
July Summer Camps- June 1, 2019
*All applications are submitted for review one week after the above deadline. Awards are made two weeks after the above deadline.
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.
•As part of your application, you must submit a copy of the most recent Tax Form completed by your family (Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ). You must have a Google id to upload your form.
2. Register for the class, All applicants must pay a non-refundable good-faith deposit of 10% of the tuition. To do so, please call the RMTC office at 205-324-2424. Office hours are 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. If you are unable to pay a deposit at this time, please contact us.
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 paying your deposit, 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: