Scholarships & Financial Aid

A limited number of scholarships and Financial Aid opportunities are available and are awarded on the basis of attendance, class performance, talent and potential for a professional career. Scholarships or financial aid opportunities are distributed at the discretion of the Academy Director, in consultation with the faculty. These are granted by session; therefore, students must apply each session.

Financial aid eligibility applications must be submitted through School and Student Services by NAIS at

All forms must be submitted by August 25, 2014 to be considered for any type of scholarship or financial aid for the 2014-2015 school year.

Recipients are expected to help with service towards Ballet West and the Academy as part of their contract agreement, and as needed. All recipients are still required to submit a completed registration form. All recipients will be asked to review and sign a Scholarship/Financial Aid Contract stating that they understand and that they will comply with the criteria required of the student.

Summer Intensive 

Summer Intensive participants may be eligible for scholarships and financial aid.  Ballet West and Ballet West Academy Staff and Faculty may determine that some students potential and technique warrant a merit scholarship at the time of audition. These scholarships offers will be included in acceptance notifications.

A limited amount of financial aid is available for the summer program. Awards will be based on potential and financial need. Room and board is not covered by financial aid.  In order to apply for financial aid students must have been accepted into the program as well as secured their place in the program by paying the $500.00 deposit to Ballet West.  

Financial aid eligibility applications must be submitted through School and Student Services by NAIS at  There is a fee associated with this service.  All applicants must successfully complete the application process, including submission of required supporting documentation before they can be considered for aid.  Supporting documents should include uploaded copies of most recent tax documents, as well as letters from both the parent and the student explaining why need is being sought.  Fee waivers are not available and should not be requested.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Summer Intensive financial aid applications must be completed by March 1, 2015.