Magifest Youth Scholarships

Securing the future of magic with scholarships for young magicians.

Scholarships for young magicians

We're pleased to announce that the Magifest Youth Scholars Program is back. This means that any young magician (12-18 during the dates of the convention) have the opportunity to attend Magifest for free along with a parent or guardian. This year, thanks to the generosity of donors, we have 50 scholarship slots to fill. Each scholarship also comes with free entrance for one parent.

Our youth program is the shining light of Magifest, and it has the potential to shape a child's career trajectory forever. Your child will meet like-minded young magicians. They will receive hands-on training, free gifts, and special youth-oriented events not open to adult attendees. As parents you'll meet other "magic" parents and learn how best to support the interest of your young wizard.


How to apply for a scholarship

If you're a young magician, securing a spot is easy. To secure a scholarship for you and one parent, you must perform a free show to a non-profit in your area. This coud be a church or synagogue or youth center or charity...get creative! Provide photo evidence of your show and some sort of letter on behalf of the charity acknowledging your work and...that's it. Submit your two pieces of evidence to us by emailing us and we'll notify you within two weeks about your inclusion. If accepted, you will receive entry into the Magifest for yourself and a parent (a $500 value).

• These recipients will receive a full scholarship for themselves and one parent (note: for legal reasons the guardian MUST be a relative) to attend the Magifest for FREE.

• Make sure to indicate if you have received the scholarship previously (this will not affect your chances at all) and whether you require further financial assistance for hotel. There is a limited fund that can help with accommodations on the basis of financial need.

• You must be under eighteen on January 1st 2023 to apply. Closing date for applications is November 1st 2022. Applications after that date cannot be accepted.

Apply for a scholarship by emailing us

Contribute to our youth fund

Our youth scholarship is jointly sponsored by Vanishing Inc. Magic and our attendees. If you feel as though you are able to help contribute, please email us.