SCHOLARSHIPS

Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship
Choristers Guild Institute Scholarships
Other Scholarship Opportunities

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Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: Up to $1500 per year. 

Online Application for Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship 2017

Online Reference Submittion Form for Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship 2017 - applicants, provide your references with this link

Established in memory of Ruth Krehbiel Jacobs, founder of Choristers Guild, the Scholarship Fund provides financial aid to full time students preparing for church music ministry. An applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in music, who holds choral music with children and youth as a primary interest. Scholarship grants are given on the basis of academic merit, interest in church music (especially children's and youth choirs), and ministry of church music as a vocation.

Scholarship Process

  • Applications and all required materials must be postmarked or submitted online no later than February 1 of each year.
  • Recipients will be notified by June 15 of award or regret.
  • Checks for scholarship recipients will be made out and mailed to the university and will be returned to Choristers Guild if the applicant is no longer registered as a full-time student.
  • Scholarships may be considered for renewal. Renewing scholarship funding amounts may vary from stated scholarship at the discretion of the Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship Committee. Scholarship recipients may request an application for scholarship renewal by February 1 of each year.

Qualifications

An applicant must:

  • Be a Music Major with choral church music as a primary interest.
  • Be registered as a junior, senior, or graduate student in an accredited university.
  • Be registered as a full-time student
  • Demonstrate talent and leadership ability and promise of future in church music.

Application Requirements (will be submitted electronically via online application)

  • Scholarship Application
  • Transcript(s) (official transcripts from all colleges attended)
  • Letters of reference from 4 different references (applicants, provide each reference with this link)
    • 1. Music Professor
    • 2. Church Musician
    • 3. Ordained Minister
    • 4. Personal Reference
Only applications submitted through our online form by the deadline of February 1, 2017 will be considered. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

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Choristers Guild Institute Scholarships

Scholarship Amount: Amount vary. Generally between $200 and $500.

Online Application for Choristers Guild Institute 2017 Scholarships

Online Reference Submittion Form for Choristers Guild Institute 2017 Scholarships - applicants, provide your references with this link

A number of partial scholarships are available for attendees at the Choristers Guild Institute.  The Choristers Guild Institute is a weeklong, 3-stage residential summer training program for leaders of children's and youth choirs (K-8) in churches and church schools, designed to strengthen directors’ musical and pedagogical skills and to equip them to effectively integrate children in worship.

Scholarship Process

  • Applicants need to register for the Choristers Guild Institute at the minimum deposit level of $100 by February 28, 2017 in order to apply for scholarship funds.
  • Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2017.
  • Recipients will be notified by April 7 of award or regret.

Qualifications

  • Applicants need to register for the Choristers Guild Institute at the minimum deposit level of $100 in order to apply for scholarship funds.
  • Preference may be given to the following individuals:
    • Those who display a commitment to children's church music and have a history and/or future plans to minister as a church musician.
    • First-time attendees at the Choristers Guild Institute who pledge to attend in future years.
    • Returning participants who have demonstrated exceptional work at the Institute in previous years.
    • Practicing church musicians with evidence of experience in a sustained position.

Application Requirements (will be submitted electronically via online application)

  • Scholarship Application
  • Letters of reference from 2 different references (applicants, provide each reference with this link)
    • 1. Employer or Music Professor
    • 2. Church Musician or Leader

Only complete applications submitted through our online form by the deadline of March 1, 2017 will be considered. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

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Other Scholarship Opportunities

The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts awards academic scholarships for higher education. The amount varies each year, but each scholarship typically amounts to $1,000.  Visit their scholarship page for more information and to download an application.