Adopt A Student Program
The Adopt-a-Student Program exists to recognize outstanding talent by providing scholarships to incoming and continuing students at the College of Music. This is done through the time honored tradition of arts patronage.
History and Overview
The Adopt-a-Student Program was founded in 1995 as a means of attracting and retaining outstanding talent to the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Music. In the fifteen years of existence, the AASP has provided much needed scholarship support for over 200 promising young students.
Based on the tradition of music patronage, the AASP matches sponsors in the program with students who are majoring in their particular areas of interest. The program is designed so that sponsors and students can develop a mutually satisfying relationship. Sponsors are given the opportunity to share in the progress of their individual student. Often therelationships facilitated through the AASP evolve into lifelong friendships with both student and sponsor keeping in touch with the happenings in each others’ lives and careers. Won’t you play a part in this rewarding program that assists in the development of promising young talent on so many levels?
“The Adopt-a-Student program is an opportunity to help promising students achieve their dreams. The joy and satisfaction in helping students reach their goals is a terrific experience.”
Bob Charles, AASP Co-Founder
Adopt-A-Student scholarship donors commit to providing annual support over four years. The minimum contribution is $1,000 a year. A contribution of $2,000 annually provides much-needed added incentive to attract the “best of the best” students.
How Do I Get Involved?
As a donor, you may elect to pay out your financial commitment in installments: monthly, quarterly… whatever works best for you. The CU Foundation acts as the fiscal agent for the AASP. 100% of your gift goes directly to your scholarship recipient. Contributions are separated into an Adopt-A-Student Scholarship Fund. Each donor’s particular area of interest is carefully considered (strings, woodwinds, keyboard, voice, opera, jazz, music education, composition, musicology, etc.).
To the best of his ability, the Dean of the College of Music then matches the donor with a student reflecting his or her musical interest. At the beginning of the semester, the Dean shares with each donor the qualifications, background and contact information for his or her student. Sponsors and students meet early in September at a reception hosted by the College of Music. During the Fall semester and again in the spring, donors are invited to a private concert where they can listen to students perform and get to know other sponsors.
“AASP has enriched my college experience by providing an immediate sense of support, a way to make college a financial reality, and most importantly, by creating a like-minded community aimed at helping students succeed.”
Evan Clark, Senior, BM Tuba Performance
To get involved, please contact the Development Office or click here to make a gift to the AASP: