Youth Scholarships

The Ashokan Center has cultivated music and art in the community and beyond for decades.

We believe that traditional music and dance provides age-old ways to connect with the past, find self-expression in the present and bring people together, making the world a little better in the process. Our goal is to help keep these traditions accessible in a changing world by providing an environment that fosters the free exchange of ideas among passionate musicians and dancers of all ages. Toward that end we offer  Youth Scholarships, as well as Discounted Youth Pricing and generous Work Exchange programs to allow people of all ages and economic levels to join the Ashokan community.

You can help support our Youth Scholarship Program by making a donation when you register for one of our camps, or right now on the Ashokan Foundation support page.

Support Our Youth Scholarship Program



Anyone age 25 and under may apply for an Ashokan Music & Dance Camp Youth Scholarship.

There’s no deadline. All applications are evaluated on a first-come-first-serve basis until all funds allotted for a given camp are dispersed. You should hear from us within two weeks of sending your application. If you have questions, please feel free to call or write anytime.