If you can’t afford full tuition, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship. Scholarship recipients are not expected to compensate by working for CCMC (although helping hands are always appreciated).
How To Apply
First, you must register for camp and pay a $50 deposit. On the registration form, check the box that says "Applying for a scholarship."
Then download and fill out the PDF application on this page and return it ASAP by doing one of the following:
Email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org with “CCMC Scholarship” in the subject line
Print the form and snail mail it to CCMC, P.O. Box 523, Bellingham, WA, 98227-0523
We’ll notify you of our decision no later than June 30.
CCMC offers scholarships of up to half of the tuition (full tuition is $1,300). Please consider how much assistance you’ll need to be able to come to camp.
CCMC is funded by tuition and donations. Each year, our goal is to break even, which can be challenging. So, as much as we’d love to offer scholarships to everyone who asks, we can’t.
If we are unable to grant your scholarship request:
Your full deposit will be returned.
If you wish to come to camp as a full-paying student, you’ll need to register (whenever you decide to come without a scholarship). We will not reserve a space for you if we can’t offer you a scholarship.
If you have questions, please call Janet Peterson at 360-224-8007.
Your completed application must then be received within two weeks. Applicants will be notified by June 30, or (usually) within a couple of weeks after sending in their application.
If we can't offer you a scholarship, your entire deposit will be returned and your registration voided.
Our best scholarship outreach is by word of mouth. Please let others know that reduced tuition scholarships are available. For more information, please e-mail email@example.com with “CCMC Scholarship” in the subject line.
Note that scholarships are provided for one week only, and are meant to subsidize those who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you register for both weeks, you are not eligible to receive a scholarship.
The Rob Sandiford Memorial Scholarship
The Rob Sandiford Memorial Scholarship provides full tuition for one week at CCMC.
Rob Sandiford was a veteran CCMC camper who died in a car crash in May 2016, along with his wife, Elise, while driving to the Strawberry Music Festival. His wonderful voice (whether singing lead or harmony) and instrumental virtuosity (playing guitar, mandolin, dobro, uke or banjo) made him a great jamming companion and a highly sought-after band member for student concerts.
He was a talented, generous musician and friend and his death left many of us with a deep sense of loss. This scholarship is intended to help keep his memory alive and remind us of the joy he brought to all who had the pleasure of knowing and making music with him.
Anyone may apply for the Rob Sandiford Memorial Scholarship. See "How To Apply" above.
The LaVon Morton Memorial Scholarship
The LaVon Morton Memorial Scholarship provides full tuition for one week at CCMC.
LaVon Morton was the mother and grandmother of longtime CCMC campers. Her love of art and music were an inspiration to all who knew her. She was especially supportive of music and always encouraged her kids and grand kids to perform at family gatherings. The purpose of this scholarship is to extend that support beyond the circle of her four children and fourteen grandchildren to the larger CCMC community. She believed that everyone who is motivated to make music should be given every opportunity to pursue it.
Anyone may apply for the LaVon Morton Memorial Scholarship. See "How To Apply" above.