The American Suzuki Foundation is pleased to offer Aber Suzuki Center students tuition assistance through both our Need-Based Scholarship fund and several Merit-Based Scholarship funds. These scholarships are made available by generous donors such as Margery Aber, Kathleen Franceschi, Mike Porrey, and through funds raised at events such as the annual Music of the Masters.
The American Suzuki Foundation in conjunction with the Aber Suzuki Center administers the annual campaign. Additionally, they lead an annual campaign each year and manage the following scholarship funds:
Need-based Scholarships Awards, based solely on financial need, are made annually to make study in the Aber Suzuki Center more affordable. The monies for this fund are raised each year through the Music of the Masters Fundraising event. Approximately $9,000 is awarded each year. Applications for the academic year are awarded in late July. The process is confidential, all identifying information is removed from the application before being passed to the committee.
Ruth D. Porrey Scholarship Fund Named in memory of his late wife, this endowment was established by Michael Porrey in 2007. Ruth and Mike’s two children, Ben and Amanda, both graduated from the ASC. A scholarship is awarded to a current Suzuki student each year.
Kathleen Franceschi Fund Established to aid ASC cello students, this fund was established by former Suzuki instructor Kathleen Franceschi, who bequeathed proceeds from the sale of her cello for this purpose.
Earle and Alvina Aber Children’s Scholarships These merit awards are based on the content and creativity of a family's response to a question on the application of Suzuki philosophy. Funds come from a trust established by Margery Aber to honor her parents.
Margery Aber Scholarships Named to honor the founding director, these scholarships support undergraduate and graduate music students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, who are studying to become Suzuki teachers.
ASI/Shinichi SuzukiTeacher Training Scholarships Established in 1998, the purpose of this grant program is to honor the founder of the Suzuki Method of instruction and to continue his commitment to teacher education by assisting in the training of the next generation of Suzuki teachers.
Aber Suzuki Center Faculty Grants These funds provide support to Aber Suzuki Center faculty members for professional development and studio enhancements.
To be notified about applying for the 2022-23 Foundation Scholarships, please complete the form below and click SUBMIT.