Scholarships are awarded based upon the applicant’s entrance audition/portfolio, interview, and academic records. They are valid for all four years of high school, contingent upon scholarship criteria being continually met.
Candidates must apply by February 1 to be considered for the fall trimester of the same year.
Candidates may apply as rising 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students and must meet all NBPS eligibility requirements. While there are different grade level entry points for students, the best chance for the highest award level is for rising 9th-grade students. Students may only apply for the scholarship twice between their rising 9th and 11th grade years. All candidates must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA to apply for a Fine Arts scholarship.
By January 4, 2021 (Internal NBPS candidates)
On January 15-16, 2021 (NBPS students invited to final round)
By February 1, 2021 (External candidates)
Fine Arts Scholarship Application (online here)
NBPS Application (and all materials)
Video audition (round 1) for music, dance or theatre applicants
Portfolio for visual arts and media arts applicants
Shadow day to experience NBPS (students will participate in the appropriate fine arts class)
Letter of recommendation from a fine arts teacher/director
On February 13, 2021 (External students invited to final round)