CMT San Jose grants need-based scholarships to those families who are unable to afford the tuition for its programs. The intent of the Scholarship Program is to give performance opportunities to youth who may not otherwise be able to afford it. Scholarships may be limited, but CMT will award as many as it is able.

Two types of scholarships are available:

  • Work Scholarship
  • Non-Work Scholarship

If you are considering to participate in any of our upcoming productions, we strongly encourage you to complete your scholarship application in advance. If you are planning to do a work scholarship, please note that you may begin working off your hours at any time. Don’t wait - there are many areas to choose from. So apply today!

Scholarship Deadlines

The scholarship deadlines for the 2014-15 season are as follows:

The Sound of Music
Appointments start Tuesday, August 26
Deadline Thursday, September 11
Audition September 16-17

School House Rock
Appointments start Tuesday, December 2
Deadline Thursday, December 18
Audition January 6-7

Jekyll and Hyde
Appointments start Tuesday, December 2
Deadline Thursday, December 18
Audition January 6-7

Disney’s Mulan
Appointments start Tuesday, February 17
Deadline Thursday, March 5
Audition March 10-11

Into the Woods
Appointments start Tuesday, February 24
Deadline Thursday, March 12
Audition March 17-18

Thoroughly Modern Millie
Appointments start Tuesday, April 14
Deadline Thursday, April 30
Audition May 5-6

Appointments start Tuesday, May 4
Deadline Thursday, May 21
Audition May 26-27

American Idiot
Appointments start Tuesday, April 28
Deadline Thursday, May 14
Audition May 18-19


Appointments start Monday, February 16
Deadline Friday, May 1

How To Apply

Complete the Scholarship Application (above) and then schedule an appointment with CMT's Education Manager.  Appointments must be scheduled prior to 5pm on last appointment deadline for each season. Applications must be submitted in person.  Faxed applications will not be accepted.

When submitting your application for the first time, plan at least 45 minutes to 1 hour for your appointment time.  If you are renewing your scholarship from a previous season, plan at least 10 minutes for your appointment time.  Please note, applicants under the age of 18 are required to have a parent or guardian present.

To schedule an appointment call Education Manager, Deanna Knudsen, at 408-288-5437 x 312 or email

Late applications will not be accepted. No exceptions will be made – regardless of circumstance. Thank you for your cooperation.