The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre




SOBT offers both merit and need-based scholarships. These scholarships are granted by the SOBT Scholarship Committee with input from the School Director and faculty as a reward for excellence and as an encouragement of potential. Merit scholarships are based solely on a student’s talent, technical progression, work ethic, and commitment to training. Need-based scholarships are partially based on the student attributes listed above and partially based on the student’s family’s finances. We look closely at student behavior and parental support with regard to attendance and adherence to SOBT policies when determining scholarship awards.

Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee upon recommendation from the School Director and faculty. Students and parents should not request this type of scholarship.

Need-Based Scholarships

SOBT has a limited number of financial aid scholarships available. Scholarship recipients must re-apply each calendar year for the upcoming Annual Session. Need-based scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 Annual Session are due no later than August 24, 2015 for the Scholarship Interest form and TADS online application. Click here for application information.


Photo: George Balanchine's Divertimento No. 15. Choreography by George Balanchine© The George Balanchine Trust. Photo by Eric Griswold.

The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre