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Financial assistance is available for both student and teacher trainee applicants. There are three possible scholarships available for students who meet the scholarship requirements. Scholarship applications may be downloaded below, completed, and emailed, faxed, or mailed to the ASI office. All scholarship applications are due May 1 except where noted.  

Scholarship availability depends on the generosity of those who are able to contribute. Tax-deductible donations to the ASI Scholarship Fund can be indicated on your ASI registration form or through the ASI Tree of Life on the homepage. 


Needs-based Scholarships

There are a few $200.00 student needs-based scholarships available from funds donated to the ASI Scholarship Fund last year. Please note that two forms are necessary to complete the application.

Scholarship Teacher Recommendation Form

These funds are donated by Dalton Potter and other generous individuals. If you are interested in donating to our scholarship fund, please contact the Director, Ann Marie Novak, or go to the ASI Tree of Life on the home page.

Howard Rye Scholarships

Dr. Howard Rye was a beloved and prominent string teacher. During his long career at Illinois State University he mentored countless string players, stressing ethics and integrity along with a very high level of musical proficiency. This scholarship in his name is intended to help offset the costs of Wisconsin Suzuki violin, viola or cello students, living in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Waukesha or Sheboygan counties who attend the American Suzuki Institute. An award of $100, to be applied toward his or her American Suzuki Institute tuition, shall be given to each successful applicant.

​​   Eligibility requirements

  • Currently study Suzuki violin, viola or cello with a teacher who was himself/herself a student of Howard Rye; and
  • Live in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Waukesha or Sheboygan Wisconsin counties; and
  • Apply to attend the American Suzuki Institute
  • Howard Rye Scholarship Application

American Suzuki Institute Cello Scholarship

For cello students enrolling for the first time in the ASI Chamber Music Program.
Cello Scholarship Application

Scholarship Teacher Recommendation Form

American Suzuki Institute Viola Scholarship

For viola students enrolling in the ASI 2-week Intensive Chamber Music Camp

Viola Scholarship Application. 

Scholarship Teacher Recommendation Form

Earn Your Way – ASI Toolkit

Purchase a Toolkit ($25/5 kits). It is designed to assist you in soliciting funds from your local merchants, service clubs, family, friends, etc. Each of the five kits includes instructions, a leave-behind promotional DVD, sample letters, and forms.

One year a family raised $2,000 using our Toolkit!

You, too, can Earn Your Way to ASI!! Just check the box on your ASI Enrollment Form and five complete kits will be mailed to you. To order the Toolkit before you submit your application, just call or email the ASI Office (715-346-3033 or