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 2015-16 season are as follows:

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Appointments start Tuesday, August 24
Deadline Wednesday, September 9
Audition September 15-16

Appointments start Tuesday, December 8
Deadline Thursday, December 17
Audition January 5-6

Sister Act
Appointments start Tuesday, December 8
Deadline Thursday, December 17
Audition January 6-7

Alice in Wonderland
Appointments start Tuesday, February 16
Deadline Thursday, March 3
Audition March 8-9

Appointments start Tuesday, February 23
Deadline Thursday, March 10
Audition March 15-16

Crazy for You
Appointments start Tuesday, April 12
Deadline Thursday, April 28
Audition May 10-11

Disney's 101 Dalmatians
Appointments start Tuesday, May 3
Deadline Thursday, May 20
Audition May 31-June 1

Appointments start Tuesday, May 3
Deadline Thursday, May 19
Audition May 23-24


Appointments start Monday, February 15
Deadline Friday, April 29

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.