Financial Assistance for 2016 Programs

The AYO has a generous financial assistance program which offers financial assistance and scholarships to help participants offset program fees and travel costs associated with attending AYO programs.

AYO gratefully acknowledges the many supporters who generously contribute to AYO’s financial assistance program. Our sincere thanks to the donors and foundations seen here.

All applications for financial assistance are means-tested. 

Please note this is not the correct form for 2017 AYO programs. 

Payment Plans 2016

AYO is able to assist you with paying your fees by setting up a payment plan. 


Accenture Scholarship

The Australian Youth Orchestra’s Principal Sponsor & Digital Partner, Accenture, offers a $10,000 cash scholarship to an outstanding musician selected for the Australian Youth Orchestra. Find out more here.

The Ernest V. Llewellyn Memorial Fund Annual Awards for string players

These annual awards provide support for young string players wishing to undertake advanced studies, or to attend masterclasses, workshops or seminars such as AYO programs, in Australia and overseas. You do not need to be an applicant or participant in AYO programs to apply. Find out more here.

The Richard Pollett Memorial Award

The Richard Pollett Memorial Award has been established by Richard’s family and close friends in association with the Australian Youth Orchestra to honour his memory to provide support and encouragement to young violinists. Find out more here. 



If you have any concerns regarding meeting the cost of AYO programs please contact

Lucy Ericson, Director of Operations to discuss this further, email