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 2013-14 season are as follows:


The Wizard of Oz
White Christmas & Spamalot
Appointments Begin: Monday, August 26, 2013
Last Appointment Deadline: Thursday, September 5, 2013


The Pirates of Penzance
Shrek the Musical
Appointments Begin: Monday, November 4, 2013
Last Appointment Deadline: Thursday, December 12, 2013


You're A Good Man Charlie Brown
Appointments Begin: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Last Appointment Deadline: Thursday, February 20, 2014


Side Show
Disney's The Jungle Book
Appointments Begin: Monday, March 24, 2014
Last Appointment Deadline: Thursday, April 17, 2014


Last Appointment Deadline: Friday, April 25, 2014

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 Cirino, 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.