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As part of our mission to provide every BPS  student with the opportunity to learn and experience the joy of learning to and realize their full potential, the Music Buffs offers a wide variety of resources for BPS students and their families.

Important update on $500 scholarships for residential camps 
We have received the maximum 25 applications for $500 scholarship for students attending residential camps. However, you may still apply and your application will be assigned to a waitlist in the event a previous applicant withdraws.
Please note: this does not apply to the $50 Batavia Encore Camps scholarship. Encore Camp registration opens April 10. After completing your camp registration, we encourage you to return here and apply for the scholarship.

Is your child planning to attend a summer music camp? Don't miss out on the opportunity to apply for a scholarship from the Batavia Music Buffs! Summer music camps are a fantastic way for students to enhance their musical skills and personal development. At Batavia Music Buffs, we encourage every BPS music student to participate in a summer program. Our summer scholarships aim to make this goal achievable by assisting with camp tuition and fees. Importantly, scholarship eligibility is not based on financial need, so all families are encouraged to apply.

Scholarship checks will be distributed in May 2024, either during a concert or via mail. Once the board has reviewed and processed all applications after the deadline and determined the timing of final concerts, the Batavia Music Buffs will notify recipients regarding the disbursement of their scholarship checks. Proof of camp registration is required to apply for a Batavia Music Buffs scholarship; therefore, applicants should plan to either place a deposit (where applicable) or pay in full for their chosen residential or non-residential camp. Summer scholarships are done on reimbursement basis (rather than a direct tuition subsidy), which is why summer scholarship application requires receipt of payment. 


Residential camp: $500 *Limited to the first 25 applicants

Non-residential: $100

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Scholarship funds may be used for any accredited Resident or Non-resident camp

  • Scholarships are NOT need-based and are available to any currently enrolled BPS101 students actively participating in Rotolo Middle School or Batavia High School music programs

  • Applicants must be in grades 6-11 for Academic Year 2023-24 (BHS seniors graduating in May are not eligible)

  • Applicants must have completed the registration process for their chosen Summer Music Camp and must present proof of enrollment in the scholarship application

  • Student must have at least average academics

  • Student must be an enthusiastic music participant and show capability for improvement and

Application Requirements

  • Answer three (3) essay questions on application (150-250 words per question) and

  • Must apply by Wednesday, May 1, 2024


Encore Scholarship: $50

The Batavia Music Buffs is offering $50 scholarships to Batavia music students just having completed 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade music classes who plan to attend Batavia’s Encore summer music day camp.

  • Encore registration opens Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

  • Encore Scholarship deadline is Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Please note: applications WILL NOT be accepted after this date . 

  • One scholarship per person.


Requirements & Details for Encore Scholarship

  • Must be a BPS101 music student in 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th in 2023-24 academic year.

  • Must have at least average academics; and 

  • Must show capability for improvement and

  • Must be an enthusiastic music participant and

  • Must answer three (3) essay questions on application (150-250 words per question) and

  • Must apply by Wednesday, May 1, 2024 and

  • **Confirmed proof of enrollment in Encore camp is required.

Please note:

  • Eligibility is not based on financial need; all students are encouraged to apply.

See application form for further instructions and eligibility information. 

The Gertrude Petit Memorial Scholarship is available to graduating seniors who have been accepted as full-time music majors. The annual gift honors the memory of Mrs. Petit, mother of several BPS alums and dedicated music students. Watching her children's develop and thrive in BPS Music Programs ignited Mrs. Petit's passion for music education and helping deserving students reach their potential.

This scholarship amount of $1,000.00 is limited to students who have received unconditional acceptance to a music education or music performance program an accredited college or university. There will be only one recipient. Applications will be reviewed once the submission period closes. Applicants will be contacted in May 2024 with the outcome.

See application form for further instructions and eligibility information.

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