Annual Fund Scholarships

Giving to scholarships through CIM’s Annual Fund is a unique way to connect personally to our students. Nearly 100% of CIM students receive financial assistance, making it possible to receive the world-class education at CIM. Providing scholarships ensures that CIM continues to attract exceptionally talented students to Cleveland from around the world. With your support, CIM can offer nearly 350 concerts every year—most of which are free and open to the public—and students can spend time as teaching artists at the Cleveland School for the Arts and collaborate with partner institutions in University Circle.

Annually funded scholarship support is critical to CIM’s success. Scholarships are awarded based on several factors, including a student’s area of study, academic merit, artistic talent and financial need. Designating your Annual Fund gift to scholarship support makes your generosity truly impactful for CIM students.

If you have any questions or wish to further discuss supporting CIM’s Annual Fund through scholarship support, please contact Leadership Giving Officer Katherine Callahan at 216.795.3129 or

Endowed Scholarships

Endowing a scholarship establishes your legacy at CIM. Supporting CIM students through an endowed scholarship ensures a consistent level of scholarship, allowing an exceptionally-talented student access and ability to achieve their artistic goals. Named scholarship opportunities begin at a minimum principal gift of $100,000.

Your endowed scholarship will provide ongoing transformational experiences for CIM students. If you have any questions or wish to further discuss endowed scholarships, please contact Associate Campaign Director Erin Horan at or 216.791.4388.