Recipients of these scholarships are determined and awarded during the CSSSA summer session by the CSSSA director, department chairs, and faculty. No additional application or paperwork is required.


Herb Alpert Foundation Emerging Young Artists Scholarships

The CSSSA Foundation is proud to be the exclusive partner of the Herb Alpert Foundation Scholarships for Emerging Young Artists, a major funding program for college-level artists. Each year, 21 CSSSA students receive awards ranging from a one-time scholarship of $2,500 to a four-year scholarship totaling $40,000. The Herb Alpert EYA Scholars are able to use these funds to cover tuition and educational expenses at any college or university they choose to attend.


Mel Swope Performing Arts Scholarship

The Mel Swope Performing Arts Scholarship offers a $10,000 college scholarship to one outstanding Music, Theater or Dance student at CSSSA who demonstrates excellence in the Performing Arts. 

Mel Swope is a Producer, Director, and two-time Golden Globe winner. He was a  Founding Director of CSSSA and continues to support the Foundation as a member of the Advisory Board.

Cal Pritner Theater Scholarship

The Cal Pritner Theater Scholarship offers a $10,000 college scholarship presented to one outstanding CSSSA student who demonstrates excellence in Theater.

Calvin Pritner was a long-time Theater faculty member at CSSSA. He brought his love of Shakespeare to CSSSA for nearly 20 years, and we are proud to honor Cal Pritner’s legacy and lasting contribution to CSSSA through this special scholarship.