Scholarship Programs

Financial Aid for School Performances

SteppingStone Theatre is committed to broad access to its programs and will make every effort to accommodate the financial needs of your school as space and funds are available. Financial Aid is intended for groups who would not otherwise be able to attend performances and must be requested prior to booking.

Financial Aid is made available through individual donations and grants from foundations and corporations who support the mission of SteppingStone Theatre. Please fill out the following information for our records so that we can better serve groups like yours in the future.

Financial Aid Application for Schools 2019-20

Apply here!

Financial Aid Form

Please direct all MainStage-Performance-related questions and completed applications to Kelley Nelson, Community Partnerships Manager.

Student Education Scholarship Program

At SteppingStone, we strive to make our programming accessible to all students.

Anyone is welcome to apply for a scholarship. Our scholarship program is based on a sliding scale model where scholarship amounts are calculated using your annual gross household income and a couple other factors. Families are welcome to apply scholarship funds towards one class per student per session. Our Class Sessions run Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.

Scholarship Application Process:

  • Please complete one application per student.
  • Once your application has been received, you will receive a confirmation email from SteppingStone. Confirmations are not automated, so allow up to one week after submitting your application to receive your confirmation email.
  • Awards will be announced, via email, 2 weeks before the class Start Date. Emails will detail the amount of your scholarship award and the class for which your award has been granted. We request a First Choice and Second Choice class option, so that if your First Choice fills-up, we can place your student in their Second Choice class.
  • A spot will not be reserved in the class for your student until you have confirmed acceptance of your scholarship award.
  • Scholarship funds cannot be retroactively applied to class registrations. Please do not register your student for programming before receiving notice of your scholarship award, as this will disqualify you from the scholarship program.
  • We award funds on a first-come, first-serve basis and accommodate as many families as possible.
  • Application Deadline: 2 weeks before the start of each class.

School Year Student Education Application Form


Financial Aid Form

Summer 2020 Student Education Application Form


Financial Aid Form

Please direct all education-related scholarship questions to Erin Granger.


Send Student Education Scholarship Applications to:

Send Main Stage Financial Aid Applications to:






SteppingStone Theatre
55 Victoria Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55104

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