Grants &
Scholarships

 

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ELIGIBILITY STATEMENT

1. All applications (except Summer Scholarships) are due by Midnight, Central Standard Time on March 1st, 2020.
2. Summer Scholarship applications are due by Midnight, Central Standard Time on April 15th, 2020.
3. All application fees are non-refundable, even in the case of incomplete applications.
4. Applicants must be dues-paying members as of December 31, 2019.
5. Applicants may apply for more than one scholarship/grant.
6. Previous winners are ineligible to apply for the same scholarship or grant, except for the Helen Haupt Alumni Chapter Project Grant or the Wiese-Abegg Collegiate Chapter Project Grant.
7. A Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation scholarship or grant may not be used for everyday living expenses, to repay educational loans, or to repay personal debt. 

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Arts Management

EDYTHE G. BURDIN SCHOLARSHIP ($2,000)

To a student studying arts management.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctoral, Post-Grad students.

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Brass • Woodwind • Percussion

GERKE COLLEGIATE ARTIST SCHOLARSHIPS ($1,500)

Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Strings.

To an undergraduate music major with a minimum 3.0 GPA in music and a 2.0 GPA in all other subjects.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate


JEAN LOUISE MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP ($2,000)

To an undergraduate or graduate instrumentalist (Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, or Percussion) for study in music performance.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate Students

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Career Change

MARY ALICE COX GRANT FOR LIFELONG LEARNING ($1,500)

To an alumni member, in good standing for 10 years or more at time of application. To be used for continued or renewed development of a mid-career transition in any field of professional music, including but not limited to performance, composition, pedagogy and education, music therapy, music administration, and music technology.

Eligible Applicants: Alumni

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Chamber Music

JAMES AND LOLA FAUST CHAMBER MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP ($5,000)

To a chamber ensemble with one or two Mu Phi Epsilon members (depending on total number of members) demonstrating a performance history of at least two years.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-Grad Students, and Alumni

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Chapters

WIESE-ABEGG COLLEGIATE CHAPTER PROJECT GRANTS ($1,000)

To help support one or more special projects undertaken by collegiate chapters.

Eligible Applicants: Collegiate Chapters


HELEN HAUPT ALUMNI CHAPTER PROJECT GRANTS ($2,000)

To support one or more special projects undertaken by an alumni chapter. Previous winners of this grant may re-apply for consideration of a significantly different project.

Eligible Applicants: Alumni Chapters

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Choral Conducting/Coaching

JOHN AND MARY VIRGINIA FONCANNON CHORAL CONDUCTING OR SACRED MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP ($10,000)

To study in choral conducting or sacred music.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctoral, Post-Grad Students, and Alumni


JOHN AND MARY VIRGINIA FONCANNON CONDUCTING/COACHING SCHOLARSHIP ($10,000)

To support study of conducting/coaching

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctoral, Post-Grad Students, and Alumni

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Composition

RUTH DEAN MORRIS SCHOLARSHIP ($1,500)

To a student majoring in Music Theory or Composition.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctoral, Post-Grad Students


LILLIAN HARLAN RAMAGE GRANT FOR GRADUATE STUDY IN COMPOSITION ($2,000)

To a graduate student in composition.

Eligible Applicants: Graduate, Doctoral, Post-Grad Students


ELLEN JANE LORENZ PORTER GRANT FOR GRADUATE WORK IN COMPOSITION ($2,000)

To a graduate student working on an advanced degree in composition.

Eligible Applicants: Graduate, Doctoral, Post-Grad Students

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General

LIANA K. SANDIN GRANTS-IN-AID ($1,500)

For a specific purpose essential to completion of an exceptional musical project or undertaking well beyond the planning stage.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate Students, and Alumni


MERLE MONTGOMERY DOCTORAL GRANT ($3,000)

To a bona fide doctoral candidate whose advanced work toward the degree is at a significant stage of completion.

Eligible Applicants: Doctoral students

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Jazz

JAZZ STUDY GRANT ($1,000)

To a student studying jazz performance or composition. The funds must be used to fund a project or jazz studies.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate

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Keyboard

BERNSTEIN-CROSMAN SCHOLARSHIP ($2,000)

Piano scholarship for study outside the United States in a country other than the country of the applicant’s birth or citizenship.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-Grad, and Alumni


ELEANOR B. WEILER and MILDRED B. FRAME PIANO SCHOLARSHIP (Up to $6,000)

To support piano study in France (preferably Paris). One or more scholarships available.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-Grad, and Alumni


HELEN HAUPT PIANO SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)

To a pianist.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-Graduate Students, and Alumni


WIHLA HUTSON ORGAN SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)

To an organist.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-Grad Students, and Alumni

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International Study

MABEL HENDERSON MEMORIAL GRANT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY ($1,500)

To support study outside the United States in a country other than the country of the applicant’s birth or citizenship, awarded on the basis of high achievement in the applicant’s major field. Applicants must be 21 years of age by June 1, 2018.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-Grad Students, and Alumni


BERNSTEIN-CROSMAN SCHOLARSHIP ($2,000)

Piano scholarship for study outside the United States in a country other than the country of the applicant’s birth or citizenship.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, and Alumni


ELEANOR B. WEILER and MILDRED B. FRAME PIANO SCHOLARSHIP (Up to $6,000)

To support piano study in France (preferably Paris). One or more scholarships available.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, and Alumni

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Music Education

MADGE CATHCART GERKE SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)

To an applicant in music education with no professional classroom teaching experience who will complete certification requirements at the end of any term of the current academic year.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate


INES PRATT JAMISON SCHOLARSHIP ($2,500)

To a music education major who is studying voice.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate


BETH LANDIS MUSIC EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP ($5,000)

For undergraduate or graduate study in music education.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate


NADINE WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)

To an applicant currently enrolled in an accredited program of graduate study in music education.

Eligible Applicants: Graduate


ELEANOR HALE WILSON CELLO SCHOLARSHIP ($2,000)

To an undergraduate or graduate music education, music therapy, or performance major whose primary instrument is cello.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate


HAZEL B. MORGAN SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)

For graduate study in music education.

Eligible Applicants: Graduate Students

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Music Technology

BETTYLOU SCANDLING HUBIN SCHOLARSHIP FOR MUSIC TECHNOLOGY ($2,000)

In memory of Lucie Benefiel Scandling for a project or study involving music technology.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-Grad Students, and Alumni

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Music Therapy

ELEANOR HALE WILSON CELLO SCHOLARSHIP ($2,000)

To an undergraduate or graduate music education, music therapy, or performance major whose primary instrument is cello. x

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate


LAVERNE JACKSON MEMORIAL MUSIC THERAPY SCHOLARSHIP ($2,000)

To an applicant who is enrolled in an accredited music therapy program and will be doing a pre-internship/internship with a special population.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate

Strings

ALBERTA DENK SCHOLARSHIP FOR VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO, DOUBLE BASS ($1,500)

To support a music major’s study of music performance.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate


GERKE COLLEGIATE ARTIST SCHOLARSHIPS ($1,500)

Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Strings. To an undergraduate music major with a minimum 3.0 GPA in music and a 2.0 GPA in all other subjects.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate


BETH LANDIS VIOLIN SCHOLARSHIP ($5,000)

For undergraduate or graduate study in violin.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate


JEAN LOUISE MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP ($2,000)

To an undergraduate or graduate instrumentalist (Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, or Percussion) for study in music performance.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate


ELEANOR HALE WILSON CELLO SCHOLARSHIP ($2,000)

To an undergraduate or graduate music education, music therapy, or performance major whose primary instrument is cello.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate

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Summer Music Programs

ELEANOR HALE WILSON SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)

For study at an American or International Summer Music Program. Scholarship application may be made before the program acceptance is confirmed. 6 Awards.

Applications for the Wilson Summer Scholarships are due 11:59pm CST on APRIL 15.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-Grad Students, and Alumni

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Theory

RUTH DEAN MORRIS SCHOLARSHIP ($1,500)

To a student majoring in Music Theory or Composition.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate

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Voice

ELIZABETH BOLDENWECK VOICE SCHOLARSHIP ($1,500)

For undergraduate study in voice.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate


INES PRATT JAMISON SCHOLARSHIP ($2,500)

To a music education major who is studying voice.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate


BRENA HAZZARD VOICE SCHOLARSHIP ($5,000)

To any Mu Phi Epsilon member pursuing vocal study, awarded on behalf of the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate


SARA EIKENBERRY VOICE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP ($1,500)

To deserving mezzo-soprano or contralto voice student.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate


MIKANNA CLARK TAURMAN VOICE SCHOLARSHIP ($1,500)

For postgraduate study in voice.

Eligible Applicants: Graduate

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World Music/Multicultural Music

BETTYLOU SCANDLING HUBIN SCHOLARSHIP FOR WORLD MUSIC/MULTICULTURAL MUSIC ($2,000)

Awarded in memory of Lucie Benefiel Scandling.

Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate

 
 

2019 Scholarship & Grant Recipients

 

Our 2018 Scholarship Winners!

 
 

Past Award Recipients

 

Grant & Scholarship Chairs

 
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Zachariah Carlson

admin@mpefoundation.org

• Helen Haupt Alumni Chapter Project Grants
• Wiese-Abegg Collegiate Chapter Grant
• John and Mary Virginia Foncannon Choral Conducting or Sacred Music Scholarship
• John and Mary Virginia Foncannon Conducting/Coaching Scholarship

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Dr. Kristín Jónína Taylor

grants@mpefoundation.org

• Liana K. Sandin Grants-In-Aid**
• Mabel Henderson Memorial Grant for International Study
• Merle Montgomery Doctoral Grant
• Eleanor Hale Wilson Summer Scholarships

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Dr. Sophia Tegart

secretary@mpefoundation.org

• James and Lola Faust Chamber Music Scholarship
• Mary Alice Cox Grant for Lifelong Learning
• Jean Louise Martin Scholarship
• Gerke Collegiate Artist Scholarships*

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Linda Florjancic

president@mpefoundation.org

• Edythe G. Burdin Scholarship
• Madge Cathcart Gerke Scholarship
• Beth Landis Music Education Scholarship
• Hazel B. Morgan Scholarship*
• Nadine Williams Scholarship
• La Verne Jackson Memorial Music Therapy Scholarship

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Craig Young

treasurer@mpefoundation.org

• Alberta Denk Scholarship for Violin, Viola, Cello*
• Beth Landis Violin Scholarship
• Eleanor Hale Wilson Cello Scholarship

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Liana Sandin

vicepresident@mpefoundation.org

• Elizabeth Boldenweck Voice Scholarship*
• Mikanna Clark Taurman Voice Scholarship
• Sara Eikenberry Undergraduate Voice Scholarship
• Sara Eikenberry Graduate Voice Scholarship
• Ines Pratt Jamison Scholarship
• Brena Hazzard Voice Scholarship

 

Dr. Keith Bohm
916-213-4085
kbohm@csus.edu

• Bettylou Scandling Hubin Scholarship for World Music/Multicultural Music
• Bettylou Scandling Hubin Scholarship for Music Technology

Dr. Christopher Kelts
christopherkelts@missouristate.edu

• Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter Grant for Graduate Work in Composition
• Lillian Harlan Ramage Grant for Graduate Study in Composition*
• Ruth Dean Morris Scholarship

Dr. Lei Weng
leiweng@gmail.com

• Helen Haupt Piano Scholarship
• Wihla Hutson Organ Scholarship
• Bernstein-Crosman Scholarship
• Eleanor B. Weiler and Mildred B. Frame Piano Scholarship


*Scholarships significantly funded through the generosity of the Eleanor Hale Wilson Charitable Trust.

**Grants significantly funded by the Pearle Francis Finigan Foundation