Sierra Jazz Society offers two types of financial assistance: Work Study and Scholarships.
Work Study allows students and/or student sponsors to perform tasks before, during and after Jazz Camp in exchange for tuition. Typically we offer up to $150 of tuition in exchange for 10 hours of work. This is handled on a first come, first serve basis. See below for a list of tasks. If you have a skill set that might be useful and is not listed, let us know. Children under 16 must be supervised by a parent or guardian on all Work Study tasks.
Scholarships are direct tuition awards, usually for $150. Scholarships are only awarded to youths experiencing financial hardship. Scholarships are awarded as available by the Artistic Director of Sierra Jazz Society, Bill Douglass. Scholarships, generally, are assigned in June.
To be eligible for Work Study or considered for a Scholarship one must register for Jazz Camp. What that means is submitting a registration form and paying the $150 deposit. If your attendance in Jazz Camp depends on the awarding of a scholarship, your deposit will be fully refunded in the event you are not awarded one.
Here are some examples of Jazz Camp Work Study tasks:
Email the Registrar, Julia Glasse or call her, 530.273.0568 for information.