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2312 ■ ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES FOUNDATION

Attn: Education Department
5220 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601-3109
Tel: (818)754-2830
Fax: (818)761-ATAS
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.emmys.tv/foundation/index.php
To provide financial assistance to upper-division and graduate students interested in working on a project in a field related to children's media.
Title of Award: Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Art, Caricatures and cartoons; Child development; Education, Early childhood; Filmmaking; Music; Psychology; Radio and television Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $10,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to upper-division and graduate students interested in preparing for a career in children's media. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment, either through course work or experience, to any combination of at least 2 of the following fields: early childhood education, child development, child psychology, film or television production, music, or animation. They may apply for support for any of the following areas: research on the relationship between children's media and learning or children's use of media and personal growth; development of program concepts or extended development of creative elements of an existing concept (e.g., design of puppets, scripts, storyboards, characters, music); professional internship in an organization that is relevant to the applicant's goal for use of the award. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This scholarship, first awarded in 2005, is supported by Ernst & Young.

2313 ■ ALEXANDER CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION OF INDIANA

312 East Main Street, Suite B
P.O. Box 246
Greenfield, IN 46140-0246
Tel: (317)467-1223
Web Site: http://www.acfindiana.org
To provide financial assistance to members of the Christian Church or Church of Christ (Independent) in Indiana who are preparing for a church-related vocation.
Title of Award: Alexander Christian Foundation of Indiana Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Education, Religious; Music; Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,200 to $2,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the Christian Church or Church of Christ (Independent) in Indiana who are candidates for a church-related vocation or currently working full time on an appropriate undergraduate or graduate degree. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend a college or seminary affiliated with the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. Students at Christian colleges must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit an essay of 500 to 1,000 words on "Why I Desire to Serve Christ in a Church-Related Vocation." Selection is based on that essay, evaluations of the applicant's character and motivation by their home church minister and an elder of their church, and transcripts. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1964. Church-related vocations include preaching ministry, youth ministry, missions ministry, music ministry, counseling ministry, and education ministry.

2314 ■ AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND

Attn: Scholarship Committee
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212)502-7661
Free: 800-AFB-LINE
Fax: (212)502-7771
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.afb.org/scholarships.asp
To provide financial assistance to legally blind undergraduate or graduate women who are studying religious or classical music.
Title of Award: Gladys C. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Music; Music, Classical; Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 academic year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to legally blind women who are U.S. citizens and have been accepted in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program in religious or classical music. Along with their application, they must submit an essay that includes the field of study they are pursuing and why they have chosen it; their educational and personal goals; their work experience; any extracurricular activities with which they have been involved, including those in school, religious organizations, and the community; and how they intend to use scholarship monies that may be awarded. They must also submit a sample performance tape (a voice or instrumental selection). Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2315 ■ AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND

Attn: Scholarship Committee
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300 New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212)502-7661
Free: 800-AFB-LINE
Fax: (212)502-7771
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.afb.org/scholarships.asp
To provide financial assistance to legally blind undergraduate women who are studying literature or music.
Title of Award: R.L. Gillette Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Literature; Music Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 academic year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who are legally blind, U.S. citizens, and enrolled in a 4-year baccalaureate degree program in literature or music. Along with their application, they must submit an essay that includes the field of study they are pursuing and why they have chosen it; their educational and personal goals; their work experience; any extracurricular activities with which they have been involved, including those in school, religious organizations, and the community; and how they intend to use scholarship monies that may be awarded. They must also submit a sample performance tape (not to exceed 30 minutes) or a creative writing sample. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2316 ■ AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS-GREATER BRIDGEPORT CHAPTER

c/o K. Bryan Kirk
1700 Broadbridge Avenue, A32
Stratford, CT 06614
Tel: (203)377-5240
E-mail: [email protected]
To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students interested in preparing for a career in organ performance and church music.
Title of Award: M. Louise Miller Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Music; Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to undergraduates enrolled or planning to enroll at a college, university, or conservatory in the United States. Applicants must be preparing for a career in organ performance and church music. They must submit a short essay and a recording of 2 standard organ pieces. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1998.

2317 ■ AMERICAN LEGION

Attn: Department of Kansas
1314 S.W. Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS 66612-1886
Tel: (785)232-9315
Fax: (785)232-1399
Web Site: http://www.ksamlegion.org/programs.htm
To provide financial assistance to students of music at institutions in Kansas.
Title of Award: Kansas American Legion Music Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Music Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Kansas who are high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores. Applicants must be studying or planning to major or minor in music at an approved college, university, or community college in Kansas. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2318 ■ AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS, AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS

Attn: ASCAP Foundation
ASCAP Building
One Lincoln Plaza
New York, NY 10023
Tel: (212)621-6320
Fax: (212)621-6236
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ascapfoundation.org/gould-info.html
To recognize and reward outstanding young American composers.
Title of Award: Morton Gould Young Composer Awards Area, Field, or Subject: Music composition Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 21 students received these awards. Funds Available: The winners share cash awards of more than $30,000. Duration: The award is presented annually.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or enrolled students with proper visas who are younger than 30 years of age, including students in grades K-12, undergraduates, and graduate students. Original music of any style is considered. However, works that have earned awards or prizes in other national competitions are ineligible, as are arrangements. To compete, each applicant must submit a completed application form, 1 reproduction of a manuscript or score, biographical information, a list of compositions to date, and 2 professional recommendations. Only 1 composition per composer may be submitted. A cassette tape or CD of the composition may be included. So that music materials may be returned, each entry must be accompanied by a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Morton Gould was president of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. This program was established in 1979. The awards include the Leo Kaplan Award.

2319 ■ BROADCAST MUSIC INC.

Attn: BMI Foundation
320 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019-3790
Tel: (212)830-2537
Fax: (212)246-2163
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bmifoundation.org/pages/SComposer.asp
To recognize and reward outstanding student composers from the Western Hemisphere.
Title of Award: BMI Student Composer Awards Area, Field, or Subject: Music; Music composition Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 8 of these awards were presented. A total of $20,000 in prizes is awarded each year. Funds Available: Prizes range from $500 to $5,000. Duration: The competition is held annually.
Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to citizens of countries in North, Central, or South America, the Caribbean Island nations, or the Hawaiian Islands who are younger than 26 years of age. Applicants must be enrolled in accredited public, private, or parochial secondary schools, enrolled in accredited colleges or conservatories of music, or engaged in the private study of music with recognized and established teachers (other than a relative). Any composer having won the award 3 times previously is not eligible to enter the contest again. Compositions may be for vocal, instrumental, electronic, or any combination of those. There are no limitations on medium, instrumentation, or length of the work. Manuscripts may be submitted either on usual score paper or reproduced by a generally accepted reproduction process. Electronic music and recordings of graphic works that cannot adequately be presented in score may be submitted on cassette or CD. Selection is based on evidence of creative talent. Academic finesse is considered, but that is secondary to vital musicality and clarity of expression of the composer's work. Judges consider 1) formal content of the composition; 2) melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic idioms, but only in terms of their consistency and suitability for the intent of the particular composition; 3) instrumentation, orchestration, and vocal writing; and 4) age of the composer (if 2 compositions are of equal merit, preference is given to the younger contestant). Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program began in 1951. The score judged "most outstanding" in the competition receives the William Schuman Prize, named in honor of the chairman of this competition for 40 years. The 2 youngest winners receive awards designated the Carlos Surinach Prizes.

2320 ■ BROADCAST MUSIC INC.

Attn: BMI Foundation
320 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019-3790
Tel: (212)830-2520
Fax: (212)246-2163
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bmifoundation.org/pages/JLennon.asp
To recognize and reward outstanding student composers.
Title of Award: John Lennon Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Music composition Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year: 1 at $10,000 and 2 at $5,000. Funds Available: Prizes are $10,000 or $5,000. Duration: The competition is held annually.
Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to musicians between 15 and 24 years of age who are 1) current students or graduates of 50 selected colleges, universities, or schools of music, or 2) participating through a local collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education at their school. Applicants may not have had any musical work commercially recorded or distributed or have been a prior winner in this competition. They must submit (on audio cassette or CD with a typed copy of the lyrics) an original song with lyrics and accompanied by any instrumentation. Both lyrics and music must be original and not based on any prior work. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1997 by Yoko Ono in conjunction with Gibson Musical Instruments and the BMI Foundation. For a list of the selected organizations, contact BMI.

2321 ■ BROADCAST MUSIC INC.

Attn: BMI Foundation
320 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019-3790
Tel: (212)830-2537
Fax: (212)246-2163
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bmifoundation.org/pages/peermusic.asp
To recognize and reward students at colleges and universities in selected states who submit outstanding songs or instrumental works in a Latin genre.
Title of Award: peermusic Latin Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Music composition Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The award is $5,000. Duration: The award is presented annually.
Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to students between 16 and 24 years of age enrolled at colleges and universities in California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Puerto Rico, or Texas. Applicants may not have had any musical work commercially recorded or distributed. They must submit an original song or instrumental work in a Latin genre. The entry must be submitted on audio cassette or CD, accompanied by 3 typed copies of the lyric. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This award, first presented in 2003, is sponsored by peermusic Companies.

2322 ■ CALIFORNIA ALLIANCE FOR ARTS EDUCATION

495 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
Tel: (626)578-9315
Fax: (626)578-9894
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.artsed411.org/projects/eya.stm
To provide financial assistance to outstanding high school seniors in California who are interested in training to become professional performing artists.
Title of Award: Emerging Young Artist Awards Area, Field, or Subject: Art; Dance; Illustrators and illustrations; Music; Painting; Performing arts; Playwriting; Sculpture; Visual arts Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 12 each year: 4 winners (1 in each category) and 8 runners-up (2 in each category). Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000 per year for the winners (for a total of $20,000) and 1-time awards of $1,000 for the runners-up. Duration: The winners receive a 4-year scholarship.
Eligibility Requirements: High school seniors in California are eligible to apply in 1 or more of the following categories: dance, music, theater, or visual arts (including painting, drawing, illustration, and sculpture). Applicants must be planning to enter a 4-year institution or accredited professional training program in 1 of those areas. They must be able to demonstrate financial need. Students who apply in the areas of dance, music, and theater must submit a performance work sample. If they advance to the semifinals and finals, they are requested to demonstrate ability with a live performance. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: There is a $10 application fee. Awards are not given in non-performance areas (e.g., music composition, technical theater, or choreography).

2323 ■ CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR

Attn: Friends of the Fair Scholarship Program
1600 Exposition Boulevard
P.O. Box 15649
Sacramento, CA 95852
Tel: (916)274-5969
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bigfun.org
To provide financial assistance to residents of California who are studying the arts in college.
Title of Award: California State Fair Arts Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Cinema; Dance; Filmmaking; Music; Performing arts; Visual arts Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year: 1 at $1,500 and 1 at $500. Funds Available: Stipends are $1,500 or $500. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of California currently working on an undergraduate degree at a college or university in the state. Applicants must be studying the arts, including visual arts, dance, music, film, etc. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit a 2-page essay on why they are pursuing their desired career and life goals. Selection is based on personal commitment, goals established for their chosen field, leadership potential, and civic accomplishments. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: The Friends of the Fair Scholarship Program was established in 1993.

2324 ■ CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP OF ART MUSIC COMPOSERS

c/o Mark Hijleh
Houghton College
Greatbatch School of Music
Houghton, NY 14744
Tel: (585)567-9424
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cfamc.org
To provide financial assistance to Christian composers interested in studying art music composition.
Title of Award: Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Music; Music composition; Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000; funds are sent directly to the educational institution or summer festival designated by the recipient. Duration: 1 academic year or 1 summer; nonrenewable.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Christian student composers who enrolled in a program of art music composition study in a preparatory music program, a collegiate music program, or an approved summer music program. Applicants must submit 2 letters of recommendation, a brief Christian testimony, a brief essay on how their compositional activities and Christian life are related, a curriculum vitae, a detailed explanation of how the award will be used, and 1 or 2 scores of art music composed for voice, instruments, and/or electronic media. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: This program began in 1998. Applicants automatically become student composer members for 1 year in the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers.

2325 ■ CLAN SCOTT SOCIETY, INC.

P.O. Box 13021
Austin, TX 78711-3021
To provide financial assistance to individuals under the age of 19 who are interested in study or training in the Scottish performing arts.
Title of Award: Clan Scott Society Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dance; Music; Scottish studies Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The amount awarded depends upon the needs of the recipient and the funds available. Funds are paid directly to the individual or organization providing the training or education to the scholarship recipient. Duration: Up to 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to children, aged 18 or younger, who need financial assistance to support their education, training, or development in the Scottish performing arts. For the purposes of this program, these arts are defined as the traditional music or dance of Scotland as typically performed in competition at Scottish games and gatherings (including, but not restricted to, Scottish bagpipes, drumming, fiddle, harp, and Highland dance). Preference is given to members of the society and to their families. All applications must be submitted in writing and identify the applicant's name, the Scottish performing art for which the scholarship will be used, the person or organization providing the training or education, the dates or time period during which the training will occur, the cost of the training or education, and a brief explanation of why the applicant deserves the scholarship. Deadline for Receipt: Applications may be submitted at any time.

2326 ■ COLBURN-PLEDGE MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Attn: Secretary
6322 Cornplanter
San Antonio, TX 78209
To provide financial assistance to pre-college and college students who are Texas residents and interested in studying classical music.
Title of Award: Colburn-Pledge Music Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Music, Classical; Music, Viola; Music, Violin Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Funds Available: Stipends range up to $2,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be 1) residents of Texas, 2) studying a string instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass) in classical music with the intention of becoming a professional musician, and 3) less than high school age, currently in high school, or currently in college. Financial need must be demonstrated, but selection is based primarily on musical talent. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Recipients may attend college, music schools, or music camps in Texas or in any other state.

2327 ■ COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR GREATER ATLANTA, INC.

50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 449
Atlanta, GA 30303
Tel: (404)688-5525
Fax: (404)688-3060
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.atlcf.org/GrantsScholarships/Scholarships/Smyth.aspx
To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors, especially those from designated states.
Title of Award: James M. and Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified; Music; Religion; Social work Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Stipends range up to $2,500. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to graduating high school seniors, with special consideration given to residents of Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be interested in attending a college, university, or community college to work on a degree in the arts and sciences, human services, music, or ministry. They must be able to demonstrate financial need and a commitment to community service through school, community, or religious organizations. Adults returning to school to increase employability are also eligible. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2328 ■ COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE

Attn: Scholarship Committee
3833 Cleghorn Avenue, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37215-2519
Tel: (615)321-4939; 888-540-5200
Fax: (615)327-2746
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cfmt.org/scholarship_info.htm
To provide financial assistance to African American upper-division and graduate students from Tennessee who are working on a degree in music.
Title of Award: John W. Work III Memorial Foundation Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Music Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 1ormore each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $2,500 per year. Funds are paid to the recipient's school and must be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board, or miscellaneous expenses. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to African American residents of Tennessee enrolled as juniors, seniors, or graduate students at an accredited college, university, or institute. Applicants must be working on a degree in music and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Selection is based on demonstrated potential for excellence in music, academic record, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, work experience, community involvement, recommendations, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2329 ■ CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION, INC.

Attn: Director, Educational Programs
1720 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)263-2836
Free: 800-784-2577
Fax: (202)775-0773
E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.cbcfinc.org
To provide financial assistance to minority and other undergraduate and graduate students who reside in a Congressional district represented by an African American and are interested in studying the performing arts in college.
Title of Award: CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Business; Music; Performing arts Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 10 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to 1) minority and other graduating high school seniors planning to attend an accredited institution of higher education and 2) currently-enrolled full-time undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must reside or attend school in a Congressional district represented by a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). They must be interested in preparing for a career in the performing arts, music, or a related field in the entertainment industry. Along with their application, they must submit a videotape of their performance and a 500-word personal statement on 1) the field of study they intend to pursue and why they have chosen that field; 2) their interests, involvement in school activities, community and public service, hobbies, special talents, sports, and other highlight areas; and 3) any other experiences, skills, or qualifications they feel should be considered. They must also be able to document financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program, established in 2000, is sponsored by Heineken USA.

2330 ■ CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS

Attn: Executive Director
30 Realty Drive
Cheshire, CT 06410
Tel: (203)250-1111
Fax: (203)250-1345
E-mail: m[email protected]
Web Site: http://www.casciac.org
To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in Connecticut who plan to study the arts in college.
Title of Award: Bruce Eagleson Memorial Scholarship Awards Area, Field, or Subject: Architecture; Dance; Design; Music; Performing arts; Visual arts Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year: 1 at $10,000 and 2 at $5,000. Funds Available: Stipends are $10,000 or $5,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Connecticut who plan to enroll in college to study the arts, including (but not limited to) visual arts, music, theater, dance, design, and architecture. Applicants must be able to demonstrate 1) considerable experience in the arts as evidenced by involvement in shows, exhibits, performances, video productions, or similar activities; 2) involvement in service to peers and/or community through artistic or other activities; and 3) financial need. Along with their application, they must submit a 250-word statement on what led them to their decision to prepare for a career in the arts. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Westfield Corporation in honor of its former East Coast Vice-President of Management who was killed while working for the company at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

2331 ■ THE FELLOWSHIP OF UNITED METHODISTS IN MUSIC AND WORSHIP ARTS-FLORIDA CHAPTER

c/o Luke Nash
5836-4 Queen Elizabeth Way
Fort Myers, FL 33907
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.floridafellowship.org/scholarship.htm
To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students majoring in music who are members of a United Methodist Church in Florida.
Title of Award: Grant K. Pulen Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Music Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are majoring in music. Applicants must have been a member of a United Methodist church in the Florida Conference for at least 1 year prior to applying. Preference is given to applicants currently active in religious and music activities in churches, schools, or other organizations. Selection is based on health, emotional stability, Christian character, talent, leadership ability, promise of future usefulness to the Methodist church, transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2332 ■ FORT COLLINS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Attn: Young Artist Competition
214 South College Avenue
P.O. Box 1963
Fort Collins, CO 80522
Tel: (970)482-4823
Fax: (970)482-4858
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fcsymphony.org/youngartist.shtml
To recognize and reward outstanding young pianists and instrumentalists.
Title of Award: Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra Senior Concerto Competition Area, Field, or Subject: Music; Music, Piano Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 10 semifinalists and 3 finalists are chosen each year; all 3 finalists receive a prize. Funds Available: The first-place winner receives the Adeline Rosenberg Memorial Prize of $6,000. Second prize is $4,000. The awards are cash prizes only. Duration: The competition is held annually.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be students 25 years of age or younger and submit cassette tapes of a standard, readily available solo concerto or similar work played from memory. Based on the tapes, semifinalists are invited to Fort Collins for a second round in March. From the semifinalists, finalists are chosen for the third round of performances in April. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: The competition is for piano in even-numbered years and instruments in odd-numbered years. The entry fee is $50. Requests for applications must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope.

2333 ■ FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB, INC.

Attn: FMMC Foundation

2233 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Suite 326
Washington, DC 20007-4126
Tel: (202)333-2075
Web Site: http://www.fmmc.org/johansen
To recognize and reward outstanding young string players.
Title of Award: Johansen International Competition for Young String Players Area, Field, or Subject: Music, Viola; Music, Violin Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 first prizes (1 each for violin, viola, and cello) are awarded in each competition. The number of other prizes varies; recently, those included 2 second prizes, 2 third prizes, an honorable mention, and an award for best performance of the commissioned piece for violin players and 1 honorable mention for cello players. Funds Available: First prize in each category is $10,000. Other prizes vary in each competition. Recently, violin players received second prizes of $7,000, third prizes of $5,000, honorable mention of $750, and best performance on the commissioned piece $500. No other awards were presented to viola players. Honorable mentioned for cello was $750. Duration: The competition is held triennially (2006, 2009, etc.).
Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to young string players (13 through 17 years of age). Applicants must submit an audiocassette or CD with 1) 5 minutes or less of an unaccompanied sonata, partita, or suite of J.S. Bach; 2) 12 minutes or less of a sonata from the classical, romantic, impressionist, or contemporary period; and 3) 13 minutes or less of a concerto or major work for soloist or orchestra by a composer other than Bach. Based on those recordings, semifinalists are invited to compete in Washington, D.C. They must be prepared to play any selection from their preliminary repertoire as well as a new work commissioned for this competition and sent to them prior to the semifinals. Finalists are selected from those auditions and compete the following day. All repertoire must be performed from memory. Separate awards are presented for violin, viola, and cello. Deadline for Receipt: December of the year prior to the competition. Additional Information: The first-prize winners also appear in solo recitals. This competition was established in 1997. Information is also available from Alice Berman, P.O. Box 500, Kensington, MD 20895, (301) 946-9531, There is a nonrefundable $50 application fee.

2334 ■ FRIENDS-IN-ART

c/o Harvey Miller
402 East French Broad Street
Brevard, NC 28712-3410
Tel: (828)862-3412
E-mail: [email protected]
To provide financial assistance to blind students who are majoring or planning to major in fields related to the arts.
Title of Award: Friends-in-Art Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Art; Creative writing; Music; Playwriting Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to blind and visually impaired high school seniors and college students who are majoring or planning to major in music, art, drama, or creative writing. Required submissions are a recording of 2 contrasting pieces for music students; 10 slides of their work for art students; a recording of 1 dramatic and 1 comic scene for drama students; and a varied selection of their writing for creative writing students. Selection is based on achievement, talent, and excellence in the arts. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program began in 1999.

2335 ■ HANSCOM OFFICERS' WIVES' CLUB

Attn: Scholarship Chair
P.O. Box 557
Bedford, MA 01730
Tel: (781)275-1251
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hanscomowc.org
To provide financial assistance to children of military personnel and veterans in New England who are interested in studying music in college.
Title of Award: Air Force Band of Liberty Musical Excellence Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Music; Music, Vocal Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to college-bound high school seniors living in New England who are dependents of active-duty, retired, or deceased military members of any branch of service. Also eligible are dependents of military recruiters working in the New York area and students living elsewhere but whose military sponsor is stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base. Applicants must be able to demonstrate musical accomplishment. although they do not necessarily have to major in music in college. Musical categories include brass, woodwind, mallet percussion, voice, jazz or classical guitar, or piano. Along with their application, they must submit a 2-page essay on their educational goals, how their educational experience will help prepare them to pursue future goals, and how they intend to apply their education to better their community. On the basis of application material, 3 finalists are selected and asked to submit a recent solo recording of their playing or singing. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from MSGT Malcolm Ranney, Air Force Band of Liberty, 25 Chennault Street, Hanscom AFB, MA 01731-1612.

2336 ■ HAWAI'I COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Department
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: (808)566-5570; 888-731-3863
Fax: (808)521-6286
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/scholar/scholar.php
To provide financial assistance to residents of Hawaii who are interested in preparing for a career in classical music.
Title of Award: Doris and Clarence Glick Classical Music Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: Music; Music, Classical Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 8 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The amount of the award depends on the availability of funds and the need of the recipient; recently, stipends averaged $1,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Hawaii who are planning to study music (with an emphasis on classical music) as full-time students on the undergraduate or graduate level. Applicants must be able to demonstrate academic achievement (GPA of 2.7 or higher), good moral character, and financial need. In addition to filling out the standard application form, they must write a short statement indicating their reasons for attending college, their planned course of study, their career goals, and their program of study as it relates to classical music. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Recipients may attend college in Hawaii or on the mainland. This program was established in 1996.

2337 ■ ILLINOIS STUDENT ASSISTANCE COMMISSION

Attn: Scholarship and Grant Services
1755 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015-5209
Tel: (847)948-8550
Free: 800-899-ISAC
Fax: (847)831-8549
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.collegezone.com
To provide scholarship/loans to college students in Illinois who are interested in training or retraining for a teaching career in academic shortage areas.
Title of Award: Illinois Future Teacher Corps Program Area, Field, or Subject: Education; Education, Bilingual and cross-cultural; Education, Early childhood; Education, Elementary; Education, Music; Education, Physical; Education, Secondary; Education, Special; Hearing and deafness; Visual impairment Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year, depending on the availability of funds. Funds Available: This program pays tuition and fees, room and board, or a commuter allowance at academic institutions in Illinois. The maximum award is $5,000 or $10,000 (and may even be increased by an additional $5,000), depending on the teaching commitment the recipient makes. Funds are paid directly to the school. This is a scholarship/loan program. Recipients must agree to teach in an Illinois public, private, or parochial preschool, elementary school, or secondary school for 1 year for each full year of assistance received. The teaching obligation must be completed within 5 years of completion of the degree or certificate program for which the scholarship was awarded. That time period may be extended if the recipient serves in the U.S. armed forces, enrolls full time in a graduate program related to teaching, becomes temporarily disabled, is unable to find employment as a teacher, or takes additional courses on at least a half-time basis to teach in a specialized teacher shortage discipline. Recipients who fail to honor this work obligation must repay the award with interest. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Illinois residents who are enrolled at the junior level or higher at an institution of higher education in the state. Applicants must be planning to prepare for a career as a preschool, elementary, or secondary school teacher. Preference is given to students working on a degree in designated teacher shortage disciplines, making a commitment to teach at a hard-to-staff school, and/or planning to teach minority students. Recently, the teacher shortage disciplines included behavior disordered, bilingual teacher (K-12), cross categorical (seeking certification in 2 or more areas of special education), general special education (including blind and deaf specialties and early childhood special education), learning disabled, mathematics (K-12), music (K-12), physical education (K-12), reading and English language arts (K-12), and speech and language impaired. Preference is given to renewal applicants. Selection is based on cumulative GPA, expected family contribution, and minority student status. Deadline for Receipt: Priority consideration is given to applications submitted by February of each year. Additional Information: This program was formerly known as the David A. DeBolt Teacher Shortage Scholarship Program.

2338 ■ KANSAS-NEBRASKA CONVENTION OF SOUTHERN BAPTISTS

Attn: Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist Foundation
5410 S.W. Seventh Street
Topeka, KS 66606-2398
Tel: (785)273-4880
Free: 800-984-9092
Fax: (785)273-4992
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://kncsb.org
To provide financial assistance to Southern Baptists from Kansas and Nebraska who are interested in preparing for a career as a church musician.
Title of Award: Ed VanLandingham Music Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Music; Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of churches in the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists who are attending or planning to attend a college or university. Applicants must have declared church music as their vocation. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2339 ■ KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION

Attn: Director of Cultural Events
15 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10021-6595
Tel: (212)734-2130
Free: 800-287-9956
Fax: (212)628-4552
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.thekf.org/MUChopin.html
To recognize and reward outstanding pianists.
Title of Award: Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition Area, Field, or Subject: Music, Piano Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 national prizes are awarded each year. Funds Available: The preliminary competitions provide small cash prizes and round-trip airfare to the national finals. In the national competitions, first place is $5,000, second place $2,500, and third place $1,500. Duration: The competition is held annually; the preliminaries are held in March and the national finals in April.
Eligibility Requirements: The competition is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the United States, and international full-time students with valid student visas; all entrants must be between 16 and 22 years of age. Contestants prepare a program of 60 to 75 minutes encompassing a selection of works by Chopin, a mazurka by Szymanowski, a major work by J.S. Bach, a complete classical (Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart or Schubert) sonata, a major 19th-century work by a composer other than Chopin, and a substantial work by an American, Polish, or Polish American composer written after 1950; jurors choose works from the program for the auditions. Preliminary competitions take place in Chicago and New York; winners advance to the national competitions in New York. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This competition was established in 1949. The first-prize winner also performs at concerts arranged by the Kosciuszko Foundation in the United States and Poland. Applications must be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of $35.

2340 ■ KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION

Attn: Director of Cultural Events
15 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10021-6595
Tel: (212)734-2130
Free: 800-287-9956
Fax: (212)628-4552
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.thekf.org/MUViolin.html
To recognize and reward outstanding violinists.
Title of Award: Kosciuszko Foundation Wieniawski Violin Competition Area, Field, or Subject: Music, Violin Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 national prizes are awarded each year. Funds Available: First place is $5,000, second $2,500, and third $1,500. Duration: The competition is held annually, in April.
Eligibility Requirements: The competition is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the United States, and international full-time students with valid student visas; all entrants must be between 16 and 22 years of age. Contestants prepare a program of 60 to 75 minutes encompassing a concerto by Wieniawski or Szymanowski, the first 2 movements of a Bach sonata, a sonata by Beethoven or Mozart, a virtuostic 19th-century work, a Paganini caprice, and a substantial work by an American, Polish, or Polish American composer written after 1950. They must submit an audition CD of approximately 15 minutes with selections from their program. Based on those CDs, finalists are invited to the competition in New York. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Applications must be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of $35.

2341 ■ KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION

Attn: Director of Cultural Events 15 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10021-6595
Tel: (212)734-2130
Free: 800-287-9956
Fax: (212)628-4552
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.thekf.org/MUvoice.html
To recognize and reward outstanding singers.
Title of Award: Marcella Sembrich Voice Competition Area, Field, or Subject: Music, Vocal Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 prizes are awarded each year of the competition. Funds Available: The first-prize winner receives a $1,000 cash scholarship; round-trip airfare from New York City to Warsaw, accommodations, and meals in Poland to perform in the International Moniuszko Competition; a recital at the Moniuszko Festival in Poland; and an invitation to perform at the Sembrich Memorial Association in Lake George, New York. Second and third prizes are $750 and $500, respectively. Duration: The competition is held triennially, in March.
Eligibility Requirements: The competition is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the United States, and international full-time students with valid student visas; all entrants must be between 18 and 35 years of age and preparing for professional singing careers. They must submit an audio cassette recording of a proposed program if they are selected for the competition; the program must include a Baroque or Classical aria, an aria by Giuseppe Verdi, a Polish song, a 19th-century Romantic opera aria, a contemporary American aria or song, and an aria by Stanislaw Moniuszko. Deadline for Receipt: December of the years prior to the competitions, which are held in 2007, 2010, etc. Additional Information: Applications must be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of $35.

2342 ■ LUSO-AMERICAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Attn: Administrative Director
7080 Donlon Way, Suite 202
P.O. Box 2967
Dublin, CA 94568
Tel: (925)828-3883
Fax: (925)828-3883
Web Site: http://www.luso-american.org/laef/scholarships.html
To provide financial assistance for undergraduate study to members of the Luso-American Fraternal Federation who are musically oriented.
Title of Award: Antonio Toledo Memorial Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Music Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 7 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: A stipend is provided (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year; renewable.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the federation who are high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants should be interested in studying music. Preference is given to residents of the Chino/Ontario area of California. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Membership in the Luso-American Fraternal Federation is limited to people who hold Luso-American Life Insurance policies or annuities.

2343 ■ MAINE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Attn: Program Director
245 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Tel: (207)667-9735; 877-700-6800
Fax: (207)667-0447
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mainecf.org/html/scholarships/index.html
To provide financial assistance to Maine residents interested in working pursuing classical voice training.
Title of Award: Lee Patterson Scholarship for Classical Voice Training Area, Field, or Subject: Music, Vocal Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified).
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Maine who are at least 14 years of age. Preference is given to residents of Hancock and Washington countries. Applicants must be interested in pursuing classical voice training (opera, operettas, and art song literature composed between 1600 and 1920) with a certified voice teacher. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 2001. Information is also available from Lee Patterson, P.O. Box 200, Mount Desert, ME 04660. Recipients must agree to sing with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Hancock County in all activities, staged and concert, during the term of their scholarship.

2344 ■ MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401-3013
Tel: (410)260-4569
Free: 800-974-1024
Fax: (410)974-5376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_ds.asp
To provide financial assistance for college to outstanding high school juniors in Maryland.
Title of Award: Maryland Distinguished Scholar Awards Area, Field, or Subject: Dance; General studies/Field of study not specified; Music; Music, Vocal; Visual arts Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 350 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000 per year. The total amount of all state awards may not exceed the cost of attendance as determined by the school's financial aid office or $17,800, whichever is less. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years if the recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPA and remains enrolled full time at an eligible Maryland institution.
Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply are outstanding high school juniors in Maryland who intend to work on an undergraduate degree on a full-time basis at an accredited college, university, or private career school in the state. Students may qualify in 1 of 3 ways: 1) superior academic achievement, in which finalists are selected on the basis of GPA (minimum 3.7) and scores on PSAT, SAT, or ACT exams; 2) National Achievement Scholarship and National Merit Scholarship programs, in which finalists automatically receive these scholarships if they enroll in eligible Maryland institutions; and 3) superior talent in the arts, in which finalists are selected in statewide auditions or portfolio evaluations in visual art, instrumental music, vocal music, dance, or drama. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: Applications in the academic achievement category must be submitted in February of each year; nominations in the talent category must be submitted in April of each year.

2345 ■ NATIONAL FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

1336 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2481
Tel: (317)638-4003
Fax: (317)638-0503
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nfmc-music.org/Competitions/Biennial%20Student%20Aud./suppstudentaud.htm
To recognize and reward outstanding young singers who are members of the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC).
Title of Award: Hazel Heffner Becchina Award Area, Field, or Subject: Music, Vocal Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate, Other Number Awarded: 2 every other year: 1 to a woman and 1 to a man. Funds Available: The prize is $1,500. Funds must be used for continued study. Duration: The competition is held biennially, in odd-numbered years.
Eligibility Requirements: This award is presented to singers between 18 and 26 years of age. Men and women are judged separately. Membership in the federation and U.S. citizenship are required. Candidates for the NFMC Biennial Student Audition Awards competition are automatically considered for this award; no separation application is necessary. Deadline for Receipt: January of odd-numbered years. Additional Information: Applications and further information on these awards are available from Mrs. Robert Carroll, 17583 North 1090 East Road, Pontiac, IL 61764-9801, E-mail: [email protected]; information on all federation scholarships and awards is available from Chair, Competitions and Awards Board, Dr. George R. Keck, 421 Cherry Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923-5116, E-mail: [email protected] The entry fee is $30.

2346 ■ NATIONAL FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

1336 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2481
Tel: (317)638-4003
Fax: (317)638-0503
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nfmc-music.org/Competitions/Annual%20Senior/annual_senior_div.htm
To provide financial assistance for undergraduate education to members of the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) whose careers have been delayed or interrupted as a result of their service in the U.S. armed forces.
Title of Award: Anne M. Gannett Award for Veterans Area, Field, or Subject: Music Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,250. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply are undergraduate students who are majoring in music and whose musical careers were interrupted by military service. Student membership in the federation and U.S. citizenship are required. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Applications and further information are also available from Doris Whinery, 4200 East Cedar Lane Road, Noble, OK 73068, E-mail: [email protected]; information on all federation scholarships and awards is available from Chair, Competitions and Awards Board, Dr. George R. Keck, 421 Cherry Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923-5116, E-mail: [email protected]

2347 ■ NATIONAL FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

1336 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2481
Tel: (317)638-4003
Fax: (317)638-0503
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nfmc-music.org/Competitions/Biennial%20Student%20Aud./suppstudentaud.htm
To recognize and reward outstanding young singers who are members of the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC).
Title of Award: Irene S. Muir Award Area, Field, or Subject: Music, Vocal Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate, Other Number Awarded: 2 every other year: 1 to a woman and 1 to a man. Funds Available: The prize is $1,000. Funds must be used for continued study. Duration: The competition is held biennially, in odd-numbered years.
Eligibility Requirements: This award is presented to singers between 18 and 26 years of age. Men and women are judged separately. Membership in the federation and U.S. citizenship are required. Candidates for the NFMC Biennial Student Audition Awards competition are automatically considered for this award; no separation application is necessary. Deadline for Receipt: January of odd-numbered years. Additional Information: Applications and further information on these awards are available from Mrs. Robert Carroll, 17583 North 1090 East Road, Pontiac, IL 61764-9801, E-mail: [email protected]; information on all federation scholarships and awards is available from Chair, Competitions and Awards Board, Dr. George R. Keck, 421 Cherry Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923-5116, E-mail: [email protected] The entry fee is $30.

2348 ■ NATIONAL FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

1336 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2481
Tel: (317)638-4003
Fax: (317)638-0503
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nfmc-music.org/Competitions/Bien%20Student%20Spec/BienStudentSpecial.htm
To recognize and reward outstanding young composers who are members of the National Federation of Music Clubs.
Title of Award: Lynn Freeman Olson Composition Award Area, Field, or Subject: Music composition Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 every other year: 1 in each of the divisions. Funds Available: The award is $1,500 for the advanced division, $1,000 for the high school division, or $500 for the intermediate division. Funds must be used for further music study.
Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to keyboard composers in the advanced division (high school graduate through 25 years of age), the high school division (grades 10-12), or the intermediate division (grades 7 through 9). Applicants may be citizens of any country, but they must be members of either the junior or student division of the federation. They may not previously have published any works for the purpose of general public use or sales. Compositions must be written within the skill levels of early elementary through intermediate levels of piano study. Deadline for Receipt: February of odd-numbered years. Additional Information: Further information on this award is also available from James Schnars, 28 Evonaire Circle, Belleair FL 33756-1602; information on all federation scholarships and awards is available from Chair, Competitions and Awards Board, Dr. George R. Keck, 421 Cherry Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923-5116, E-mail: [email protected]

2349 ■ NATIONAL FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

1336 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2481
Tel: (317)638-4003
Fax: (317)638-0503
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nfmc-music.org/Competitions/Annual%20Student/annual_student.htm
To recognize and reward outstanding young composers who are members of the National Federation of Music Clubs.
Title of Award: Marion Richter American Music Composition Award Area, Field, or Subject: Music composition Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,250. Duration: The competition is held annually.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the federation who are college juniors, seniors, or graduate students and U.S. citizens. Applicants must be between 18 and 26 years of age and majoring in composition. They must submit an original composition up to the equivalent of 4 engraved manuscript pages. Solo/ensemble arrangements and ensemble settings of standard works are not eligible. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Applications and further information are available from Wilmot Irish, 600 Warren Road, Apartment 3-2A, Ithaca, NY 14850; information on all federation scholarships and awards is available from Chair, Competitions and Awards Board, Dr. George R. Keck, 421 Cherry Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923-5116, E-mail: [email protected] The entry fee is $10.

2350 ■ NATIONAL FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

1336 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2481
Tel: (317)638-4003
Fax: (317)638-0503
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nfmc-music.org/Competitions/Annual%20Junior/annual_junior.htm
To recognize and reward outstanding young musicians who are members of the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC).
Title of Award: Stillman-Kelley Awards Area, Field, or Subject: Music Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: Awards, to be used for further study, are $1,000 for first place and $500 for second place.
Eligibility Requirements: Eligible are instrumentalists who are younger than 17 years of age, U.S. citizens, and junior members of the federation. Applicants must present a program of 15 to 20 minutes, performed from memory, on their selected solo instrument. Awards are rotated by NFMC region, with northeastern and southeastern in even-numbered years and central and western in odd-numbered years. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: Information on these awards is also available from Mr. Stillman Kelly, 415 Sussex Circle, Vacaville, CA 95687, E-mail: [email protected]; information on all federation scholarships and awards is available from Chair, Competitions and Awards Board, Dr. George R. Keck, 421 Cherry Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923-5116, E-mail: [email protected]

2351 ■ NATIONAL FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

1336 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2481
Tel: (317)638-4003
Fax: (317)638-0503
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nfmc-music.org/Competitions/Annual%20Student/annual_student.htm
To provide financial assistance to college student members of the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) who are majoring in music education.
Title of Award: Gretchen E. Van Roy Music Education Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Education, Music Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be college juniors majoring in music education at a college or university. U.S. citizenship and membership in the student division of the federation are required. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Information on this award is also available from Mrs. Ralph Suggs, 606 East Ridge Village Drive, Miami, FL 33157, E-mail: [email protected]; information on all federation scholarships and awards is available from Chair, Competitions and Awards Board, Dr. George R. Keck, 421 Cherry Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923-5116, E-mail: [email protected]

2352 ■ NATIONAL FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

1336 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2481
Tel: (317)638-4003
Fax: (317)638-0503
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nfmc-music.org/Competitions/Biennial%20Student%20Aud./suppstudentaud.htm
To recognize and reward outstanding young singers who are members of the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC).
Title of Award: Virginia Peace Mackey-Althouse Voice Award Area, Field, or Subject: Music, Vocal Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate, Other Number Awarded: 2 every other year: 1 to a woman and 1 to a man. Funds Available: The prize is $1,200. Funds must be used for continued study. Duration: The competition is held biennially, in odd-numbered years.
Eligibility Requirements: This award is presented to singers between 18 and 26 years of age. Membership in the federation and U.S. citizenship are required. Candidates for the NFMC Biennial Student Audition Awards competition are automatically considered for this award; no separation application is necessary. Deadline for Receipt: January of odd-numbered years. Additional Information: Applications and further information on these awards are available from Mrs. Robert Carroll, 17583 North 1090 East Road, Pontiac, IL 61764-9801, E-mail: [email protected]; information on all federation scholarships and awards is available from Chair, Competitions and Awards Board, Dr. George R. Keck, 421 Cherry Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923-5116, E-mail: [email protected] The entry fee is $30.

2353 ■ NATIONAL FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

1336 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2481
Tel: (317)638-4003
Fax: (317)638-0503
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nfmc-music.org/Competitions/Annual%20Senior/annual_senior_div.htm
To provide financial assistance for undergraduate education to members of the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) whose careers have been delayed or interrupted as a result of their service in the U.S. armed forces.
Title of Award: Lucille Parrish Ward Veteran's Award Area, Field, or Subject: Music Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The award is $2,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed if the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply are undergraduate students who are majoring in music and whose musical careers were interrupted by service in the armed forces. Veterans who served overseas receive preference. Student membership in the federation and U.S. citizenship are required. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Applications and further information are also available from Mrs. Stephen L. Johnston, 4015 Devon Street S.E., Huntsville, AL 35802-1017; information on all federation scholarships and awards is available from Chair, Competitions and Awards Board, Dr. George R. Keck, 421 Cherry Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923-5116, E-mail: [email protected]

2354 ■ NATIONAL RELIGIOUS MUSIC WEEK ALLIANCE

201 Dayton Street
Hamilton, OH 45011
Tel: (513)884-1500
Fax: (513)884-1999
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.religiousmusicweek.com/scholar.html
To provide financial assistance to students enrolled in a college music program leading to a career in the ministry of music.
Title of Award: National Religious Music Week Alliance Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Music; Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students enrolled in a college or university and majoring in music. Applicants must be interested in preparing for a career in church music. Along with their application, they must submit a brief essay on their plans for continuing their education and their goals following graduation. Selection is based on the essay, grade transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, scholastic distinctions and honors, and involvement in church, school, or community activities. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: These scholarships were first awarded in 2004.

2355 ■ PRINCESS GRACE AWARDS

Attn: Grants Coordinator
150 East 58th Street, 25th Floor New York, NY 10155
Tel: (212)317-1470
Fax: (212)317-1473
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pgfusa.com/awards/dance/index.html
To provide financial support for college to students interested in dance.
Title of Award: Dance Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dance Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $5,000 to $25,000, depending upon tuition. No other expenses (e.g., room and board, materials, books, costumes) may be included. Duration: Up to 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who have completed at least 1 year of training at a professional, nonprofit school of dance in the United States and are seeking support for tuition. Candidates must be nominated by the dean or chair of the dance department; only 1 student may be nominated per institution. Individuals may not submit an application independently. Nominees are invited to send an application, an autobiography, an essay, a portfolio, and references. All nominees must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Selection is based on the candidates' past artistic merit, the significance of the award to their current artistic development, and the potential for future excellence and impact in the field. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2356 ■ DONNA REED FOUNDATION FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

1305 Broadway
Denison, IA 51442
Tel: (712)263-3334
Free: 800-336-4692
Fax: (712)263-8026
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.donnareed.org
To provide financial assistance to high school seniors interested in studying the performing arts in college.
Title of Award: Donna Reed Performing Arts Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Music; Music, Vocal; Performing arts Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 9 each year: in each of the 3 divisions, 1 national winner and 2 other finalists receive awards. In addition, each of the 9 national finalists receive free tuition and all expenses to participate in the Donna Reed Festival and Workshops for the Performing Arts. Another 3 scholarships (1 in each division) are awarded to Iowa residents, and another 3 scholarships (1 in each division) are awarded to residents of Crawford County, Iowa. Funds Available: National winners receive $1,000 per year and finalists receive $500. Funds may be used for an accredited postsecondary or approved program of study of the recipient's choice. Iowa winners receive $1,000 scholarships and Crawford County winners receive $500 scholarships. Duration: Scholarships for national winners are for 4 years. Scholarships for other winners are for 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors who wish to pursue an education or a career in 1 of the following 3 performing arts: acting, vocal (classical, jazz, popular), or musical theater. Applicants must graduate or have graduated from high school during the period between September prior to applying and August after applying. They must submit audio or videotapes; based on those tapes, finalists are invited to a live competition in June at the Donna Reed Festival and Workshops for the Performing Arts in Denison, Iowa. Selection is based on talent. Grades and financial need are not considered. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Separate award are presented to residents of Iowa and to residents of Crawford County, Iowa. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: The widower and friends of the actress Donna Reed established this foundation in 1987, the year after her death. It is based in, and the workshops are held in, Denison, Iowa, Donna Reed's birthplace. A $40 application fee is required for the first discipline category the applicant enters; additional entries require an additional $30 fee. Fees may be waived in cases of financial need.

2357 ■ RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
One Union Station Providence, RI 02903
Tel: (401)274-4564
Fax: (401)331-8085
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rifoundation.org
To provide financial assistance to students in Rhode Island who demonstrate ability in playing the organ or other keyboard instrument and to church organists.
Title of Award: Bach Organ and Keyboard Music Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Music; Music, Piano; Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Up to 3 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $300 to $1,000.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to music majors specializing in organ or piano in pursuit of a college degree. Applicants must be Rhode Island residents and church organists who are members of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). They must submit a letter of reference from their organ/keyboard teacher or church official and an essay (up to 300 words) on what they hope they will be doing in their professional life 10 years from now. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

2358 ■ SCHOLARSHIP ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, INC.

Attn: DSA Program
2000 Rock Street, Suite 3
Mountain View, CA 94043
To provide financial assistance to students preparing for a career as a dancer at a college, university, or other institution.
Title of Award: Dance Society of America Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dance Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Up to 20 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students enrolled or planning to enrolled in a dance program at a college, university, or other recognized school of dance. Applicants must have a record of successful participation in dance competitions at the youth and high school level. They must submit a letter of recommendation from a dance instructor with whom they previously studied and a 500-word essay on what inspired them to become a dancer. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by the Dance Society of America (DSA) and administered by Scholarship Administrative Services, Inc. DSA was established in 2005 to encourage more American students to consider a career as a dancer. Requests for applications should be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope, the student's e-mail address, and the source where they found the scholarship information.

2359 ■ SCHOOL BAND AND ORCHESTRA MAGAZINE

Attn: Student Scholarships
21 Highland Circle, Suite 1
Needham, MA 02494
Tel: (781)453-9310
Free: 800-964-5150
Fax: (781)453-9389
Web Site: http://www.sbomagazine.com/Essay
To recognize and reward, with college scholarships, elementary and high school students who submit outstanding essays on playing a musical instrument.
Title of Award: Annual Music Student Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Music; Writing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 10 each year: 5 to students in grades 4-8 and 5 to students in grades 9-12. Funds Available: The award is a $1,000 college scholarship. Duration: The competition is held annually.
Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to public and private school students in grades 4 through 12. Applicants must submit an essay of up to 250 words on "How Playing a Musical Instrument Made Me a Better Student." Deadline for Receipt: December of each year.

2360 ■ SIGMA ALPHA IOTA PHILANTHROPIES, INC.

One Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
Tel: (828)251-0606
Fax: (828)251-0644
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sai-national.org/phil/philmustech.html
To provide financial assistance for college to members of Sigma Alpha Iota (an organization of women musicians).
Title of Award: Dorothy Cooke Whinery Music Business/Technology Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Business; Business administration; Management; Marketing and distribution; Music; Performing arts; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the organization entering their junior or senior year of college. Applicants must be working on a degree in the field of music business or music technology, including music marketing, music business administration, entertainment industry, commercial music, recording and production, music management, or other related fields. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit a statement of purpose that includes their career goals. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 2003. There is a $25 nonrefundable application fee.

2361 ■ SIGMA ALPHA IOTA PHILANTHROPIES, INC.

One Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
Tel: (828)251-0606
Fax: (828)251-0644
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sai-national.org/phil/philsch3.html
To provide financial assistance to members of Sigma Alpha Iota (an organization of women musicians) who are interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in jazz performance.
Title of Award: Jazz Performance Awards Area, Field, or Subject: Music, Jazz Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 every 3 years. Funds Available: Stipends are $2,000 for the winner or $1,500 for the runner-up. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the organization who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in jazz performance or studies. Applicants must be younger than 32 years of age. Along with their application, they must submit a CD recording of a performance "set" of 30 to 45 minutes. Deadline for Receipt: March of the year of the awards (2009, 2012, etc.). Additional Information: There is a $25 nonrefundable application fee.

2362 ■ SIGMA ALPHA IOTA PHILANTHROPIES, INC.

One Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
Tel: (828)251-0606
Fax: (828)251-0644
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sai-national.org/phil/philsch1.html
To provide financial assistance to members of Sigma Alpha Iota (an organization of women musicians) who are interested in working on an undergraduate degree in jazz studies.
Title of Award: Jazz Studies Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Music, Jazz Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the organization who are enrolled in a university jazz studies program. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on their career plans and professional goals in jazz studies and why they feel they are deserving of this scholarship. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: There is a $25 nonrefundable application fee.

2363 ■ SIGMA ALPHA IOTA PHILANTHROPIES, INC.

One Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
Tel: (828)251-0606
Fax: (828)251-0644
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sai-national.org/phil/philhazl.html
To provide loans for educational purposes to members of Sigma Alpha Iota (an organization of women musicians).
Title of Award: Hazel E. Ritchey Loans Area, Field, or Subject: Music Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The maximum loans are $2,500. The interest rate is 5% and must be paid while the recipient is still in school. Repayment of principal begins immediately upon graduation and must be completed within 2 year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for 2 additional years while the recipient is in school and has begun payment of interest.
Eligibility Requirements: Members of the organization may apply if they are enrolled as graduate or undergraduate students. They may be seeking funds to support education leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree in music, to purchase a new musical instrument, for study at a summer musical festival in the United States or abroad, or for special applied music lessons or coaching. Deadline for Receipt: Applications may be submitted at any time. Additional Information: This program was established in 1927.

2364 ■ SIGMA ALPHA IOTA PHILANTHROPIES, INC.

One Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
Tel: (828)251-0606
Fax: (828)251-0644
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sai-national.org/phil/philsumr.html
To provide financial assistance for summer study in music, in the United States or abroad, to members of Sigma Alpha Iota (an organization of women musicians).
Title of Award: Sigma Alpha Iota Regional Summer Music Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Music Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 5 each year: 1 from each region of Sigma Alpha Iota. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: Summer months.
Eligibility Requirements: Undergraduate and graduate student members of the organization may apply if they are planning to study at a summer music program in the United States or abroad. Applicants must submit a complete resume (including musical studies and activities, academic GPA, community service record, and record of participation in Sigma Alpha Iota), supporting materials (recital and concert programs, reviews, repertoire list, etc.), a statement of why they chose this program and how it will aid their musical growth, a full brochure of information on the program (including cost and payment due dates), a copy of the completed summer school application and acceptance letter (when available), and a letter of recommendation from their major teacher. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Applications must be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of $25.

2365 ■ SIGMA ALPHA IOTA PHILANTHROPIES, INC.

One Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
Tel: (828)251-0606
Fax: (828)251-0644
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sai-national.org/phil/philsch1.html
To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to members of Sigma Alpha Iota (an organization of women musicians) who have a disability and are working on a degree in music.
Title of Award: Sigma Alpha Iota Special Needs Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Music; Musicology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the organization who have a sensory or physical impairment. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program in music. Performance majors must submit a video or DVD of their work; non-performance majors must submit evidence of work in their area of specialization, such as composition, musicology, or research. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: There is a $25 nonrefundable application fee.

2366 ■ SIGMA ALPHA IOTA PHILANTHROPIES, INC.

One Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
Tel: (828)251-0606
Fax: (828)251-0644
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sai-national.org/phil/philsch1.html
To provide financial assistance for college to members of Sigma Alpha Iota (an organization of women musicians).
Title of Award: Sigma Alpha Iota Undergraduate Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Music Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 15 each year: 3 at $2,000 and 12 at $1,500. Funds Available: Stipends are $2,000 or $1,500. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the organization in the first 3 years of undergraduate study. Candidates must be nominated by their chapter and their chapter adviser must submit a letter of recommendation. Selection is based on financial need, musical ability, scholarship, potential leadership, and contribution to campus and community life. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2367 ■ SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Attn: Director of Student Services
1333 Main Street, Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201
Tel: (803)737-2260; 877-349-7183
Fax: (803)737-2297
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.che.sc.gov
To provide scholarship/loans to teachers in South Carolina who wish to improve their content knowledge and degree programs.
Title of Award: South Carolina Teaching Scholarship Grants Program Area, Field, or Subject: Art; Dance; Economics; Education; Education, Early childhood; Education, Elementary; Education, Music; Education, Secondary; Education, Special; Geography; History; Linguistics; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Music; Political science; Science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per fiscal year. This is a scholarship/loan program. Recipients must sign a commitment to teach in South Carolina public schools for at least 1 year following completion of the scholarship grant year and agree to refund the scholarship amount if the 1-year teaching commitment is not honored. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed if recipients maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They may receive up to 3 grants in a 5-year period.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of South Carolina who have a professional teaching certificate and are under contract as a teacher in a public school in the state. Applicants must be 1) accepted as a degree-seeking graduate student in the teaching field at the master's level and enrolled at an eligible institution in the state; or 2) enrolled for graduate or undergraduate courses in their current teaching field or in a teaching field in which they wish to add on certification. Proposed fields of study must relate to core content areas of English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts (advanced fine arts, art, dance, drama, music, and speech), history, or geography; early childhood, elementary education, middle level education, secondary education, and special education also qualify. Priority is given to classroom teachers (not administrators, counselors, media specialists, or other support personnel) whose teaching specialties are critical need subject areas. Continuing graduate students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Deadline for Receipt: December of each year for second summer session and fall semester; June of each year for spring semester and first summer session. Additional Information: This program was established in 2001.

2368 ■ SOUTH CAROLINA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

1429 Senate Street, Room 1010A
Columbia, SC 29201
Tel: (803)734-8485
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.myscschools.com/offices/ombudsman/arscholarship
To recognize and reward high school seniors in South Carolina who participate in a competition in art, creative writing, drama, or music.
Title of Award: Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Art; Creative writing; Graphic art and design; Music composition; Painting; Playwriting; Poetry; Visual arts; Writing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 4 each year: 1 in each of the 4 categories. Funds Available: The award consists of a $4,000 scholarship, to be used for tuition, room, board, and instructional resource expenses. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens who have attended South Carolina public high schools for at least 2 years, are currently seniors, and are planning to attend a South Carolina college or university. Applicants compete by submitting samples of their work in 1 of 4 areas: 1) visual arts, limited to 2-dimensional work such as drawing and painting media, printmaking, and collage; no 3-dimensional works, photographs, or computer-generated images are accepted; 2) creative writing, as a sonnet, lyric, or narrative poem, up to 1 page; 3) drama, a 1-act play with a performing time of 20 to 45 minutes; or 4) music, a composition of 3 to 5 minutes for solo or small ensemble, vocal or instrumental, in any appropriate style. In addition to the work, they must submit a process folio that contains documentation of the planning and development of the project and a 1-page reflection statement addressing the intent of the work and comparing the final product with the original concept. A panel of professionals in the field selects up to 10 finalists, based on originality, creativity, and the correlation and implications of the process folio for the final composition. Finalists must attend the scholarship competition, where they present a portfolio of a number of selected works as specified by the judges. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2369 ■ SOUTH CAROLINA STUDENT LOAN CORPORATION

Interstate Center
16 Berryhill Road, Suite 210
P.O. Box 21487
Columbia, SC 29221-1487
Tel: (803)798-0916
Free: 800-347-2752
Fax: (803)772-9410
Web Site: http://www.slc.sc.edu
To provide scholarship/loans to students in South Carolina who wish to teach certain subjects or in certain geographic areas.
Title of Award: South Carolina Teacher Loan Program Area, Field, or Subject: Agricultural sciences; Classical studies; Consumer affairs; Dance; Education, Elementary; Education, Music; Education, Special; English language and literature; Foreign languages; Library and archival sciences; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Science; Speech and language pathology/audiology; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Freshmen and sophomores may borrow up to $2,500 per academic year; juniors, seniors, and graduate students may borrow up to $5,000 per academic year. This is a scholarship/loan program; loans are forgivable at the rate of 20% or $3,000, whichever is greater, for each full year of teaching in an area (either geographic or subject) of critical need; for students who teach in both critical subject and geographic areas, the rate of cancellation is 33% or $5,000, whichever is greater, per year. Borrowers who fail to teach in either a critical subject or geographic area must repay the loan at an annual interest rate that varies (currently, 5.37%) but is capped at 10.25%. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for a total of 5 years of undergraduate and 5 years of graduate study.
Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply are residents of South Carolina who are planning to teach in certain critical geographic areas of the state, or to teach in critical subject areas. Entering freshmen must have ranked in the top 40% of their high school class and have an ACT or SAT score greater than the South Carolina average (recently 986 on the SAT or 19.3 on the ACT); enrolled undergraduates or entering graduate students must have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA; graduate students who have completed at least 1 term must have a GPA of 3.5 or better. Undergraduate students at South Carolina colleges must have taken and passed the Education Entrance Exam; students at institutions outside South Carolina must have completed the necessary prerequisites required at that institution. Only U.S. citizens may apply. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Recently, the critical subject areas include mathematics, science (biology, chemistry, physics, and general science), media specialist, special education, industrial technology, foreign languages (Spanish, French, Latin, and German), family and consumer science, art, music, business education, English and language arts, dance, speech and drama/theater, and agriculture. For a list of critical geographic area, contact the sponsor.

2370 ■ JULIUS & ESTHER STULBERG COMPETITION, INC.

359 South Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 14
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Tel: (269)343-2776
Fax: (269)343-2797
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stulberg.org
To recognize and reward outstanding young string musicians.
Title of Award: Julius & Esther Stulberg International String Competition Area, Field, or Subject: Music, Viola; Music, Violin Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 4 cash prizes are awarded each year. Funds Available: First place is the Stulberg Burdick-Thorne Gold Medal of $5,000 and a solo performance award. Second place is $4,000 and a solo recital at the Fontana Chamber Arts Summer Festival. Third place is $3,000 and a performance with the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Society. The Bach Award is $500. Funds are to be used for the musical training and education of the winners. Duration: The competition is held annually, in March.
Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to string players 19 years of age or younger who are studying violin, viola, cello, or double bass. Applicants must submit a CD of a performance from the standard solo repertoire (up to 20 minutes in length). The CD must include required selections by Bach for selection of the Bach Award. On the basis of the tapes, judges select 12 finalists to come to Kalamazoo to compete. Deadline for Receipt: December of each year. Additional Information: This competition was organized in 1975 as a memorial to Julius Stulberg, director of the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony for 31 years and professor of music at Western Michigan University for 27 years. The application fee is $75.

2371 ■ SWEDISH WOMEN'S EDUCATION ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL-SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER

c/o Yerti Nelson, Scholarship Committee
3759 Mykonos Court
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Tel: (561)997-2050
Fax: (561)997-8010
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.chapters-swea.org/florida
To provide financial assistance to Florida residents interested in studying in Sweden or an area related to Swedish studies.
Title of Award: South Florida SWEA Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Art; Art industries and trade; Crafts; Design; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Foreign languages; General studies/Field of study not specified; Literature; Music; Swedish studies Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to all residents of Florida interested in participating in an exchange program in Sweden. Applicants may also propose to study in the United States, if the studies specifically emphasize Sweden and Swedish aspects, including 1) Swedish language; 2) Swedish culture or traditions; 3) environmental science; 4) a health care program promoting better health for women and children; or 5) handicraft, art, glass art, music, literature, or design. Study proposals must be well-defined in time and content. Along with their application, they must submit a transcript from college, university, or vocational school; curriculum vitae; project proposal, describing the planned studies, length of studies, and goals; financial statement; and letter of recommendation from an instructor. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: Within 3 months after the end of studies or the project, the recipient must report to the scholarship committee or, if possible, accept an invitation to an organization meeting to share the experience.

2372 ■ U.S. MARINE CORPS

Manpower and Reserve Affairs (MMEA-85)
3280 Russell Road
Quantico, VA 22134-5103
Tel: (703)784-9264
Fax: (703)784-9843
Web Site: http://www.usmc.mil
To allow selected noncommissioned Marine Corps officers to earn a bachelor's degree in selected fields by pursuing full-time college study while continuing to receive their regular pay and allowances.
Title of Award: Marine Corps Staff Noncommissioned Officers Degree Completion Program Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting; Business administration; Education; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Finance; Management; Music; Protective services; Psychology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 5 Marines were selected to participate in this program. Funds Available: Noncommissioned officers selected to participate in this program receive their regular Marine Corps pay while attending a college or university on a full-time basis. Tuition, matriculation fees, and other expenses (such as books) must be paid by the recipient through personal funds, in-service Montgomery GI Bill benefits, student loans, or other non-Marine Corps means. Duration: Up to the equivalent of 2 academic years.
Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to participate in this program are regular active-duty Marines, especially in the grades of staff sergeant and gunnery sergeant. Applicants must have completed at least 2 years of postsecondary study and have been accepted by an accredited degree-granting college or university in a program offered to all matriculating students; enrollment in a multiple major program designed for adults returning to school does not qualify. The program recently was limited to the following majors: accounting, business administration with an emphasis on accounting or financial management, education, environmental safety, environmental health management, hazardous material and waste control, music, occupational safety, psychology, safety education, safety management, and waste control. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Applicants must agree to extend/reenlist for a period of 4 years beyond completion of this program.

2373 ■ VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

Champlain Mill
Attn: Scholarship Programs
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
Tel: (802)654-3798; 888-253-4819
Fax: (802)654-3765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsac.org
To provide financial assistance to residents of Vermont who are interested in working on a college degree in music.
Title of Award: Lee A. Lyman Memorial Music Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Music Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 4 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.
Eligibility Requirements: This scholarship is available to the residents of Vermont who are seniors in high school, high school graduates, or currently enrolled in college. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a postsecondary degree program in music. Selection is based on participation in music-related activities, performances, groups, etc.; academic achievement; required essays; letters of recommendation; and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1995.

2374 ■ VSA ARTS

Attn: Education Office
1300 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)628-2800
Free: 800-933-8721
Fax: (202)737-0725
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsarts.org/x22.xml
To recognize and reward performing musicians who are physically or mentally challenged.
Title of Award: VSA arts Young Soloists Award Area, Field, or Subject: Music; Music, Classical; Music, Jazz; Music, Vocal Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: A monetary award is presented (amount not specified). Duration: The competition is held annually.
Eligibility Requirements: Contestants must be vocalists or instrumentalists under 25 years of age who have a disability. Applicants may be performers in any type of music, including country, classical, jazz, rap, rock, bluegrass, or ethnic. They are required to submit an audition tape and a 1-page biography that describes why they should be selected to receive this award. Tapes are evaluated on the basis of technique, tone, intonation, rhythm, and interpretation. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: Applications must first be submitted to the respective state organization of Very Special arts (VSA). This program was formerly known as the Panasonic Young Soloists Award.

2375 ■ WATTS CHARITY ASSOCIATION, INC.

6245 Bristol Parkway, Suite 224
Culver City, CA 90230
Tel: (323)671-0394
Fax: (323)778-2613
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://4watts.tripod.com/id5.html
To provide financial assistance to upper-division college students working on a degree in classical music.
Title of Award: Leonardo Watts Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Music, Classical; Music, Vocal Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens of African American descent who are enrolled full time as a college or university junior. Applicants must be studying classical music, including voice and/or instrumental. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be between 17 and 24 years of age, and be able to demonstrate that they intend to continue their education for at least 2 years. Along with their application, they must submit 1) a 1-paragraph statement on why they should be awarded a Watts Foundation scholarship, and 2) a 1- to 2-page essay on a specific type of cancer, based either on how it has impacted their life or on researched information. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Royce R. Watts, Sr. established the Watts Charity Association after he learned he had cancer in 2001.

2376 ■ WOMEN MARINES ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 8405
Falls Church, VA 22041-8405
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.womenmarines.org/scholarships.php
To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to students sponsored by members of the Women Marines Association (WMA).
Title of Award: Women Marines Association Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified; Music Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be sponsored by a WMA member and fall into 1 of the following categories: 1) have served or are serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, regular or Reserve; 2) are a direct descendant by blood, legal adoption, or stepchild of a Marine on active duty or who has served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps, regular or Reserve; 3) are a sibling or a descendant of a sibling by blood, legal adoption, or stepchild of a Marine on active duty or who has served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps, regular or Reserve; or 4) have completed 2 years in a Marine Corps JROTC program. No WMA member is allowed to sponsor more than 1 applicant per year. High school applicants must have maintained at least a "B+" average for their sophomore, junior, and first semester of their senior year of high school and must have a combined mathematics and verbal ACT score of at least 25 or a combined mathematics and critical reading SAT score of at least 1100. Graduate students are also eligible. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from the WMA Scholarship Chair, Roberta Eaton, 18 Maple Court, New Hyde Park, NY 11040-3105, E-mail: [email protected] This program includes the following named scholarships: the WMA Memorial Scholarships, the Lily H. Gridley Memorial Scholarships, the Ethyl and Armin Wiebke Memorial Scholarship, and the LaRue A. Ditmore Music Scholarships. Applicants must know a WMA member; the WMA will not supply listings of the names or addresses of chapters or individual members.