Financial assistance is available for both students 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 then 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 application. Funds donated on the 2021 applications will be awarded for study at the 2022 institute.

We also offer our Earn Your Way to ASI Toolkit (see below). Many students have used this to earn their entire tuition and some have had enough left over to sponsor another student! Unlock your child's entrepreneurial talnt and help to develop their interpersonal skills as well. Kit includes everything you need to "Earn Your Way to ASI."

All Scholarship forms can be found on the ASI Registration Forms page of our website.

 For Everyone

Earn Your Way To ASI Toolkit

  • Purchase a Toolkit ($20/5 kits) 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.
  • If you want to order the Toolkit before you submit your application, just call or email the ASI Office (715-346-3033 or

 For Students

ASI Needs-Based Scholarships

There are a number of $200.00 student needs-based scholarships available from funds donated to the ASI Scholarship Fund last year.
Needs-based Scholarship Teacher Form

Howard Rye Scholarship

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

2020 American Suzuki Institute Cello Scholarship

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

 For Teacher Trainees

ASI Shinichi Suzuki Teacher Training Scholarships funded by the American Suzuki Foundation are available to cover all or part of your tuition cost. You will need to print the application and send it with all of your supporting materials to the ASI office.

Application must be RECEIVED BY May 1.

ASI Shinichi Suzuki Teacher Training Scholarship Application and Checklist

ASI Teacher Training Scholarship Recommendation Form (2 required for application)

The SAA also offers scholarships for teacher training participants. SAA scholarship applications are due to the SAA by midnight February 1, 2021. Check the SAA website for details about scholarships and application materials.

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