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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. 

Arts Management

  • EDYTHE G. BURDIN SCHOLARSHIP ($2,000) to a student studying arts management.

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

    • Has been used for:


Brass • Woodwind • Percussion

  • GERKE COLLEGIATE ARTIST SCHOLARSHIPS 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. ($1,500)

    • Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate

  • JEAN LOUISE MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP To an undergraduate or graduate instrumentalist (Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, or Percussion) for study in music performance. ($2,000)

    • Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate Students


Career Change

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

    • Eligible Applicants: Alumni


Chamber Music

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

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


Chapters


Choral Conducting/Coaching


Composition


General

  • LIANA K. SANDIN GRANTS-IN-AID For a specific purpose essential to completion of an exceptional musical project or undertaking well beyond the planning stage. ($1,500)

    • Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate Students, and Alumni

  • MERLE MONTGOMERY DOCTORAL GRANT To a bona fide doctoral candidate whose advanced work toward the degree is at a significant stage of completion. ($3,000)

    • Eligible Applicants: Doctoral students


Jazz 

  • JAZZ STUDY GRANT  To a student studying jazz performance or composition. The funds must be used to fund a project or jazz studies. ($1,000)

    • Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate,


Keyboard

  • BERNSTEIN-CROSMAN SCHOLARSHIP Piano scholarship for study outside the United States in a country other than the country of the applicant’s birth or citizenship. ($2,000)

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


International Study

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

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

  • BERNSTEIN-CROSMAN SCHOLARSHIP Piano scholarship for study outside the United States in a country other than the country of the applicant’s birth or citizenship. ($2,000)

    • Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, and Alumni


Music Education

  • MADGE CATHCART GERKE SCHOLARSHIP 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. ($1,000)

    • Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate

  • ELEANOR HALE WILSON CELLO SCHOLARSHIP To an undergraduate or graduate music education, music therapy, or performance major whose primary instrument is cello. ($2,000)

    • Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate

  • HAZEL B. MORGAN SCHOLARSHIP For graduate study in music education. ($1,000)

    • Eligible Applicants: Graduate Students


Music Technology


Music Therapy

  • ELEANOR HALE WILSON CELLO SCHOLARSHIP To an undergraduate or graduate music education, music therapy, or performance major whose primary instrument is cello. ($2,000)

    • Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate


Strings

  • GERKE COLLEGIATE ARTIST SCHOLARSHIPS 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. ($1,500)

    • Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate

  • BETH LANDIS VIOLIN SCHOLARSHIP For undergraduate or graduate study in violin. ($5,000)

    • Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduat e

  • JEAN LOUISE MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP To an undergraduate or graduate instrumentalist (Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, or Percussion) for study in music performance. ($2,000)

    • Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate

  • ELEANOR HALE WILSON CELLO SCHOLARSHIP To an undergraduate or graduate music education, music therapy, or performance major whose primary instrument is cello. ($2,000)

    • Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate


SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAMS 

  • ELEANOR HALE WILSON SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP For study at an American or International Summer Music Program. Scholarship application may be made before the program acceptance is confirmed. ($1,000) 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


Theory


Voice

  • BRENA HAZZARD VOICE SCHOLARSHIP To any Mu Phi Epsilon member pursuing vocal study, awarded on behalf of the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter. ($5,000)

    • Eligible Applicants: Undergraduate, Graduate


World Music/Multicultural Music