Families should not be discouraged from applying to TRYPO due to financial limitations. TRYPO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is committed to keeping costs as low as possible without diminishing the quality or depth of programming. At the heart of our mission is a commitment to ensuring that no deserving young musician be denied participation based on financial means. We offer a financial aid and scholarship program to assist deserving students and have never turned away a student due to lack of family finances.
Since 1989, we have awarded over $179,000 to 515 students in financial assistance. We are greatly indebted to the BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Jack Buncher Foundation, the Grable Foundation, the PNC Foundation, the McKinney Charitable Trust, and the Paul J. and Charlotta Ross Young Musician’s Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation for underwriting our scholarship program in recent years.