At First Sight

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A Chamber Music Sight-Reading Workshop

Date June 17-21, 2024
String Orchestra plays for seniors
String orchestra plays for seniors

OutLook Scholarships

OutLook Scholarships are a way for students to offset the cost of AFS by serving their community.  Students needing financial assistance are strongly encouraged to apply for OutLook.

Developing a caring spirit is part of developing a beautiful soul, so necessary to making truly beautiful music.   So we encourage our students to care for their communities, and to give of their time and efforts to better the world around them.

At First Sight values the generosity of its students, in giving their time and service to others.  Whether performing at a local nursing home, cleaning up roadways, reading to shut-ins, tutoring, or helping people rebuild their lives after a devastating tornado, our students have already given many hours of service to their hometowns.

OutLook Scholarships are awarded only to students who give back to their communities on a regular basis.  Any community service activity is eligible, and the more time in service, the greater the impact.  

Outlook Scholarships granted range from $25 to $150 per student.  Exact amounts will be determined by the AFS board, based on community service completed, and on  financial need.

Any student requesting scholarship funds must submit, by March 31, 2024:

  1. AFS application form (or register on-line)
  2. $50 tuition deposit
  3. OutLook Scholarship form (available below).  Pictures, newspaper clippings, or other media regarding the community service may be submitted.
  4. Letter from the student, requesting scholarship, explaining why you want to attend AFS, and why you should be considered for a scholarship.
  5. Letter from the parent regarding financial need.

Scholarship applications received without parent/student letters may not be considered for award.


OutLook submission requirements:

  • the student receives no pay for the service rendered
  • the service is not for a member of the student’s immediate family
  • the service rendered must involve at least 4 hours, preferably more.
  • the service event must be documented, and signed by both a parent and a non-related adult (teacher, pastor, group leader, etc.)

You will need the free Acrobat Reader software to download and print the scholarship application forms.

If you do not have Reader, you may download it at this link:

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