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About the El Sistema USA Scholarship at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University:

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University is proud to collaborate with El Sistema USA to offer up to two full cost of attendance scholarships to the Peabody Conservatory for Fall 2020. El Sistema USA will accept nominations from organizations at any or all of El Sistema USA’s national programs.

Note: Interested students will have all application fees waived.

In 2018 – 2019, three students from El Sistema USA Member organizations were awarded financial aid packages that included full-tuition scholarships and additional financial aid towards cost of attendance. Two students enrolled at the Peabody Conservatory and are current students. 

How to Apply:

All students interested in Peabody Conservatory should submit an application to Peabody at While the application deadline is December 1, 2019, Peabody will accept late applications from El Sistema USA students. 

Students must be admitted to the Peabody Conservatory by way of audition. All applicants admitted will be reviewed by the Peabody Conservatory Scholarship Committee  and recipients of the full cost of attendance awards will be notified immediately.

Applicants should also be aware that in addition to the El Sistema USA Scholarship, Peabody offers numerous other financial awards to qualified applicants. Approximately 90% of current Peabody students are recipients of scholarship awards. You may read about other scholarships and financial aid here.

Additional Information:

For detailed information about the El Sistema USA Scholarship at Peabody Conservatory, please view this informational sheet.

For more information, please contact Josh deVries, Chief Operating Officer of El Sistema USA, at



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