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MusicLink Scholarship

The MusicLink Scholarship Fund provides music lessons and other educational opportunities for talented low-income students ages 18 and under who demonstrate exceptional musical promise.

HOW TO APPLY (for parents of children ages 4-18)

1) Ask your child’s music teacher to email a short recommendation discussing the student’s musical interest and dedication to

2) Get their free or reduced lunch form from the cafeteria and send to Christian Lopez at, fax (845) 431-8988.

3) If your child is homeschooled and you think your family meets the financial requirements for free or reduced lunch, please contact Christian directly at or (845) 431-8916.


You will be contacted to schedule an interview/brief audition at the college, or informed that there are no remaining funds and to reapply next semester. 

Before the interview/audition go to and click on the semester’s Credit-free Classes under LEARN MORE on the right side, and choose up to three group classes that fit your schedule.  

If awarded a scholarship, it will usually include a package of twelve 30-minute individual lessons, and 1-2 of the group classes of your choice. You will be sent registration links and asked to pay the $10/semester processing fee for each lesson package and group class ($20-30 total for the semester). 

Questions: Please call Christian at (845) 431-8916 

How to Apply (PDF version)


To support this scholarship tax-deductible donations can be made online at, or by check to the DCC Foundation, 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Please note “MusicLink” on your check.