Scholarships

MERLE HANSON COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

Merle Hanson College Scholarship Award-Performance
Merle Hanson College Scholarship Award- Music Related Field.

Eligibility:

Pupils who have studied with a member of the North Shore Music Teachers’ Association for the past three years and have paid dues by October 31, 2018are eligible to apply for one of two scholarships to be awarded.

These $1,000 scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who are enrolling in a university, college or music school in a program that will prepare them for careers in music or a music related field. Study of any musical instrument or voice taught by a NSMTA member is acceptable for application.

Each candidate must submit to the scholarship chair verification of acceptance by the chosen school, a record of musical activities, and a statement of personal goals at the time of application. A link to a You- tube video (no longer than 15-20 minutes) of two works of contrasting periods must also be submitted to a panel of judges who will select the winner. Send online to Jamesbettybenton@gmail.com. These pieces must be listed on the application and must be memorized.

Applications are available on the NSMTA website or available from the scholarship chair and must be postmarked by May 1, 2019. Send applications to Betty Benton, Scholarship Chair, Jamesbettybenton@gmail.com

Each scholarship is $1,000 payable in two checks of $500 each. The first check will be presented at the NSMTA Winners Recital in May where the winner will be required to perform. The second check will be sent to the student at the end of the first semester after having submitted a record of acceptable grades to the scholarship committee.

SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS

NSMTA offers two scholarships, a Junior Scholarship and a Senior Scholarship of $200 each per year.

Eligibility:

Students who are studying with a NSMTA member who has paid dues by October 31, 2018 are eligible to apply for a Summer Music Program scholarship.

Junior Scholarship

Students who are currently in grades 5, 6, and 7.

Senior Scholarship

Students who are currently in grades 8-12

Each candidate will submit to the scholarship chair a record of musical activities and a statement of personal goals. Candidates must also submit a link to a You Tube video (no longer than 15-20 minutes) of two works from contrasting periods for a panel of judges who will select the winner. Send the link online to jamesbettybenton@gmail.com. These pieces must be listed on the application and must be memorized. A letter of validation from the program must be sent to the Scholarship chair at the time of application in order for the applicant to receive a check. The winner will be presented with the $200 check at the NSMA Winner’s Recital in the spring. The winners are encouraged to perform.