Tuition Assistance & Scholarships

San Diego Junior Theatre Tuition Assistance

We thank our audiences, participating families, and community supporters for their generosity. Because of their donations, San Diego Junior Theatre is pleased to offer full or partial funding to families who would otherwise be unable to participate in our educational program.

Junior Theatre has a limited amount of funding each class session for this purpose. Tuition assistance is available for classes and for camps. Tuition Assistance can be granted to a family for up to two consecutive sessions (summer camp is the exception). Applications must be submitted for each session.

Application deadlines apply, and should be confirmed before submitting an application by calling the Education Office at (619) 239-1311. Because Junior Theatre receives a high demand for assistance each session, it is each applicant’s responsibility to submit complete application forms and all requested documents before each deadline.

Applications are reviewed by the Education Committee, and applicants are informed of their eligibility by the week before the first class or camp. Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

When applying for financial assistance at Junior Theatre, all policies and procedures must be adhered to.

For more information, please call the Education Office.

The Christian Rowley Memorial Scholarship

Christian RowleyChristian Rowley was a Junior Theatre student who passed away unexpectedly shortly after graduating from High School. The Rowley Family created this scholarship so up to four young people each year could participate in Junior Theatre classes, camps, and shows and have the same positive experience their son enjoyed.

We are saddened by the loss, and strengthened in the hope that many lives are still being touched by the generosity of others.

How to Apply
Applicants must turn in the following to be considered for this scholarship:

  1. Completed Application
  2. Student letter of interest
  3. Parent/guardian proof of income
  4. A letter of recommendation
    The ideal scholarship candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • New or limited access to Junior Theatre
  • Inspired by some aspect of theatre
  • Willing to make the commitment to a year of studies
  • Looking for a place to belong

The student letter of interest should be at least one full type-written page (double-spaced) and include the following:

  • Describe how you heard about Junior Theatre and why you would like to participate in our classes and productions.
  • Describe why you are applying for the scholarship.
  • List other activities or youth organizations you have participated in and provide examples that demonstrate your commitment to these activities.

Remember that we want to hear your own unique ideas and words, please make sure the letter you submit is your own work.

Completed application packets must be submitted to the San Diego Junior Theatre office, Suite 208 by: March 8, 2019 at 5:00 pm. We will contact you to schedule a specific interview appointment.

The scholarship will be awarded on Friday night, April 26th, 2019 at our opening performance of Seussical.

San Diego Junior Theatre hopes you will take advantage of this great opportunity! Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions about the scholarship or the application process.
Click Here to Download the Application Packet (PDF).

Please mail your completed application packet to:

San Diego Junior Theatre
Attn: Christian Rowley Scholarship
1650 El Prado, Suite 208
San Diego CA 92101

Or drop it by our office in Balboa Park