Youth and Work Scholarship Program

MBC’s Work Scholarships. MBC is able to offer a few work-scholarships. We offer a $200 discount off the arrangement of your choice (single occupancy, double occupancy, commuter, pre-camp etc.) in exchange for about ten hours of work over the course of Camp. Your duties, which will probably involve things like helping at the front desk, running errands, making photo-copies, presiding at instrument check-in, and other, similar tasks, will be assigned by the directors or Site Coordinator, and in general should not overly interfere with your opportunity to attend classes. Those applying should be serious players over 18 who could not otherwise afford to attend. They should also be physically fit, and capable of supplying their own initiative. Apply by sending an email describing your situation to

Work-Scholarships for “Non-Playing” Spouses and Companions. If you’re looking for something interesting to occupy your time, why not help-out at our front desk or otherwise assist our directors and Site Coordinator? Depending on the amount of time you can put in we can offer a refund from your original tuition price. To apply, send an email to

Donate to our Youth Scholarship Program: Youngsters often get a tremendous kick start by being exposed to great players and to the exciting atmosphere of a banjo camp, but they often have trouble finding the resources to attend. In an effort to remedy this state of affairs -- and help ensure the future of the music we love -- we have established a youth scholarship fund aimed at helping to bring more folks under 25 to Camp. If you can afford to contribute $25, $50, or even $100 to this cause, please check the appropriate box on the registration form and your donation will be automatically processed.

Apply to Our Youth Scholarship Program. If you are 25 or under and would like to apply for a youth scholarship, email us with a few paragraphs describing your musical experience and ambitions. It will also help to attach a letter of recommendation from one or more instructors or established musicians who know you. The number of grants we are able to offer in any given year naturally depends on the level of contributions received. It is likely that most grants offered will take the form of partial scholarships, but in some special cases full scholarships may be granted.