Scholarships Available to Music (Violin) Students

GENERAL VIOLIN, STRING, OR MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS (THEY DID NOT SPECIFY A STATE OR COLLEGE)

WIENIAWSKI VIOLIN COMPETITION "The Competition is held every two years, and is next scheduled for Spring 2009" Amount of Award: $5,000, $2,500 & $1,500 Application Deadline: March Number of Awards: 3 Contact Information: Kosciuszko Foundation 15 East 65th Street New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 734-2130 Fax: (212) 628-4552 Email: culture@thekf.org http://www.thekf.org/MUViolin.html

JOHANSEN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG STRING PLAYERS (Ages 13-17 Years) Amount of Award: $5,000, $7,000 & $10,000 Application Deadline: December 1, 2008 (once every three years) Number of Awards: 9 Contact Information: Alice Berman, Executive Administrator E-mail: johansencomp@fmmc.org Phone/Fax: (301) 946-9531 http://www.fmmc.org/johansen/

MTNA SENIOR PERFORMANCE COMPETITIONS (Entry Fee: $110) Brass (Trumpet, Horn, Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba), Solo Piano, Piano Duet (one piano/four hands), String (Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass), Voice and Woodwind (Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone) Amount of Award: $100, $1,000 & $2,000 Application Deadline: January 1 Number of Awards: Varies Contact Information: National Coordinator: Sigrid Luther, NCTM Bryan College, Box 7816, 721 Bryan Dr., Dayton, TN 37321-7000 Telephone: Cell: (423) 322-6058 o Work: (423) 775-7282 E-mail: luthersi@bryan.edu http://www.mtna.org/Programs/Competitions/Guidelines/Senior/tabid/306/Default.aspx

MTNA YOUNG ARTIST PERFORMANCE COMPETITIONS (Entry Fee: $120) Brass (Trumpet, Horn, Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba), Piano, String (Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass), Voice and Woodwind (Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone Amount of Award: $100, $1,500 & $3,000 Application Deadline: January 1 Number of Awards: Varies Contact Information: National Coordinator: Jeanne Grealish, NCTM 1226 Morningside N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87110 Telephone: (505) 265-9333 E-mail: figaro1226@aol.com http://www.mtna.org/Programs/Competitions/Guidelines/YoungArtist/tabid/307/Default.aspx

SAI SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS Contact Information: SAI Philanthropies, Inc. One Tunnel Road Asheville NC 28805 nh@sai-national.org Phone: (828) 251-0606 Fax: (828) 251-o644 http://www.sigmaalphaiota.org/home/Philanthropies/ScholarshipsLoansAwards/ScholarshipGrantProgram /tabid/220/Default.aspx

DORIS AND CLARENCE GLICK CLASSICAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND For residents of Hawaii who are majoring in music with emphasis on Classical Music. Amount of Award: $1,500 (average) Application Deadline: February Number of Awards: 4 each year Duration of Award: 1 year Hawai'i Community Foundation Attn: Scholarship Department 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800 Honolulu, HI 96813 Phone: (808) 566-5570; (888) 731-3863 Fax: (808) 521-6286 Email: scholarships@hcf-hawaii.org http://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/index.php?id=239&categoryID=12 COLBURN-PLEDGE MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP For residents of Texas who are interested in studying Classical Music. Amount of Award: $2,000 Application Deadline: April Duration of Award: 1 year Colburn-Pledge Music Scholarship Foundation 6322 Cornplanter San Antonio, TX 78209

VSA ARTS INTERNATIONAL YOUNG SOLOISTS AWARD "Any individual musician (instrumental or vocal) from the United States who has a disability, age 25 and under is eligible to apply. Any individual musician (instrumental or vocal) from outside the United States who has a disability, age 30 and under, is eligible to apply." Amount of Award: $5,000 Application Deadline: November & December Number of Awards: 4 Contact Information: VSA arts International Young Soloists Award 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 600 Washington, DC 20006 http://www.vsarts.org/x2283.xml

ANNUAL MUSIC STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS Essay Contest for all public and private school students (including home school) in grades 4 through 12. Amount of Award: $1,000 Application Deadline: December 31 Number of Awards: 10 Duration of Award: 1 year Contact Information: School Band & Orchestra 21 Highland Circle Suite One Needham, MA 02494 Phone: (800) 964-5150 Fax: (781) 453-9389 http://www.sbomagazine.com/ME2/dirsect.asp?sid=F304E8D78FBE4F74B99F91D7AA49CDBA&nm=Essay+Contest

GLENN MILLER SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION (INSTRUMENTALISTS & VOCALISTS) Amount of Award: $1,000, $2,000 & $4,000 Application Deadline: March 15 Number of Awards: 6 Duration of Award: Annual Competition Contact Information: Glenn Miller Birthplace Society 107 East Main Street P.O. Box 61 Clarinda, IA, 51632 Phone/Fax: 712-542-2461 Email: gmbs@heartland.net http://www.glennmiller.org/scholar.htm

ARTS COMPETITION SCHOLARSHIPS Amount of Award: $100-$10,000 Application Deadline: May Number of Awards: 125 Duration of Award: Competition held annually Contact Information: National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts youngARTS program 444 Brickell Avenue, P-14 Miami, FL 33131 Phone: (305) 377-1140 Toll free: (800) 970-ARTS Fax: (305) 377-1149 E-mail: info@nfaa.org http://www.artsawards.org

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS (NFMC) AWARDS National Federation of Music Clubs 1336 North Delaware Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-2481 Telephone: (317) 638-4003 o Fax: (317) 638-0503 http://www.nfmc-music.org/Competitions/CompetitnsAwards.htm

CARPE DIEM SCHOLARSHIPS ($10 processing fees) Amount of Award: $2,500 to $5,000 per year. Application Deadline: May 13 Number of Awards: Varies (20 in 2007) Duration of Award: 1 year; renewed for up to 3 additional years Contact Information: Carpe Diem Foundation of Illinois c/o Gordon V. Levine, Executive Director P. O. Box A3194 Chicago, IL 60690-3194 E-mail: glevine@carpediemfoundation.org http://www.carpediemfoundation.org

GOLDEN KEY VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS (Instrumental & Vocal for Golden Key members) Amount of Award: $500 for each category Application Deadline: February Number of Awards: 1/category Contact Information: Golden Key International Honour Society 621 North Avenue, N.E, Suite C-100 Atlanta, GA 30308 Phone: (800) 377-2401 E-mail: awards@goldenkey.org https://www.goldenkey.org/GKIHS/MemberBenefits/ScholarshipsandAwards/ScholarshipandAwardListing/ VisualandPerformingArtsAchievementAwards.htm

MTNA SENIOR PERFORMANCE COMPETITIONS (Entry Fee: $110) Brass (Trumpet, Horn, Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba), Solo Piano, Piano Duet (one piano/four hands), String (Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass), Voice and Woodwind (Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone) Amount of Award: $100, $1,000 & $2,000 Application Deadline: January 1 Number of Awards: Varies Contact Information: National Coordinator: Sigrid Luther, NCTM Bryan College, Box 7816, 721 Bryan Dr., Dayton, TN 37321-7000 Telephone: Cell: (423) 322-6058 o Work: (423) 775-7282 E-mail: luthersi@bryan.edu http://www.mtna.org/Programs/Competitions/Guidelines/Senior/tabid/306/Default.aspx

The NFMC Ellis Virginia Allison Collaborative Award Amount of Award: $2,000 Application Deadline: March 1 Number of Awards: 1 Contact Information: Margaret Smith, Chairman 5324 Chestnut Street Tuscaloosa AL 35405-5601 Phone: (205) 556-5793 E-mail: billmarg1956@comcast.net http://www.nfmc-music.org/Competitions/Biennial%20Student%20Spec/BienStudentSpecial.htm

PAS/RAMO, INC. FRED HOEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP For members of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) Amount of Award: $1,000 Application Deadline: March Number of Awards: 1 Duration: 1 year Contact Information: Percussive Arts Society 701 N.W. Ferris Avenue Lawton, OK 73507-5442 Phone: (580) 353-1455 Fax: (580) 353-1456 Email: percarts@pas.org http://www.pas.org

SAI SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS Contact Information: SAI Philanthropies, Inc. One Tunnel Road Asheville NC 28805 nh@sai-national.org Phone: (828) 251-0606 Fax: (828) 251-o644 http://www.sigmaalphaiota.org/home/Philanthropies/ScholarshipsLoansAwards/ScholarshipGrantProgram/ tabid/220/Default.aspx

SHIRE, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, has expanded its ADHD Scholarship Program. The program is for individuals in the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school or technical school. Fifty winners will be selected in 2012, twice as many as in the first year. For information on the scholarship program, visit www.shireadhdscholarship.com. All applications and the supporting documentation must be postmarked by March 30, 2012. To be eligible for the Program, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

Be accepted to or enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, accredited trade, technical or vocational school or other “eligible educational institution,” as this term is defined in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time. Be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. At the time of submitting this application each applicant must be diagnosed with ADHD and under the care of a licensed health care provider for ADHD, although no specific future or ongoing plan of management or treatment for applicant’s ADHD is required in order for applicant to be eligible for the Program.

MULTIPLE BY SPECIFIC STATES LISTED

JAMES M. AND VIRGINIA M. SMYTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND Preference will be given to applicants from Missouri, Mississippi, Georgia, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee. Amount of Award: $2,000 annually for up to four years Application Deadline: March 26 Number of Awards: 12-15 Duration of Award: 1 year Contact Information: The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta The James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297 Saint Peter, MN 56082 Telephone: (507) 931-1682 Email Questions to: communityfoundation@scholarshipamerica.org Email: scholarships@atlcf.org http://www.atlcf.org/GrantsScholarships/Scholarships/Smyth.aspx

BY STATE

ARIZONA

Name Pima County Youth Arts Scholarships Number of Awards Award Value $1,000 - $2,000 Award Type Merit-Based Scholarship Accept Applications Until March 27 Renewable Scholarship Links More Information Application Contact Information Contact Tucson Pima Arts Council 10 E. Broadway Ste., 106 Tucson, Arizona 85701 Phone (520)624-0595

Scholarship Description The Pima County Youth Arts Award (PCYAA) is an awards program designed to identify, recognize and encourage talented high school seniors within Pima County who demonstrate excellence in Dance, Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Media Arts or Literary Arts. PCYAA is an opportunity to show your talents and win a scholarship to Pima Community College to obtain an Associate Degree in the Arts. $1,000 to $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. The awards are made possible through collaboration between Pima Community College and the Tucson Pima Arts Council.

CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS Amount of Award: $500-$1,500 Application Deadline: March 21 Contact Information: Friends of the Fair Scholarship Program c/o Competitive Programs California State Fair P.O. Box 15649 Sacramento, CA 95852 Phone: (916)263-3636 koneil@calexpo.com http://www.bigfun.org/fair/competitions/competition_information.asp

Isidor Geiger Violin Scholarship

Annual awards for undergraduate or graduate students attending the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, majoring in Violin. Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or graduate GPA of 3.0. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Recipients are expected to participate in ensembles as assigned. Due date, number of awards and award amount varies. Renewable annually; if satisfactory progress maintained.

Aid Type: Colleges' Scholarship Number of Awards: Varies Max.Value of Awards: Varies Due Date: Varies Web Site: http://www.sfcm.edu

CONNECTICUT

BRUCE EAGLESON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS Amount of Award: $1,000 Application Deadline: March 14 Number of Awards: 3 Contact Information: Dr. Dennis Carrithers The Connecticut Association of Schools 30 Realty Drive Cheshire, Connecticut 06410 http://www.casciac.org/hsawards.shtml#eagscol

HAWAII

DORIS AND CLARENCE GLICK CLASSICAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND For residents of Hawaii who are majoring in music with emphasis on Classical Music. Amount of Award: $1,500 (average) Application Deadline: February Number of Awards: 4 each year Duration of Award: 1 year Contact Information: Hawai'i Community Foundation Attn: Scholarship Department 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800 Honolulu, HI 96813 Phone: (808) 566-5570; (888) 731-3863 Fax: (808) 521-6286 Email: scholarships@hcf-hawaii.org http://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/index.php?id=239&categoryID=12

ILLINOIS

JAMES M. AND VIRGINIA M. SMYTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND Preference will be given to applicants from Missouri, Mississippi, Georgia, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee. Amount of Award: $2,000 annually for up to four years Application Deadline: March 26 Number of Awards: 12-15 Duration of Award: 1 year Contact Information: The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta The James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297 Saint Peter, MN 56082 Telephone: (507) 931-1682 Email Questions to: communityfoundation@scholarshipamerica.org Email: scholarships@atlcf.org http://www.atlcf.org/GrantsScholarships/Scholarships/Smyth.aspx

INDIANA These are all listed in the Music School section of their website. I don't know all the specifics of these scholarships.

The Robert Barker Scholarship in Honor of Patsy Fell-Barker Alan P. Bell Memorial Friends of Music Scholarship Thomas J. Beddow & Joseph W. Nordloh Memorial Scholarship George A. Bilque, Jr. Friends of Music Scholarship Marvin Carmack Music Scholarship Cristini Friends of Music Scholarship The Patsy Earles Friends of Music Scholarship Robert A. Edwards Friends of Music Scholarship The Patsy Fell-Barker Scholarship in Honor of My Family Marianne V. Felton Friends of Music Voice Scholarship Marjorie Gravit Friends of Music Scholarship Marjorie F. Gravit Piano Scholarship The Rajih and Darlene Haddawi Scholarship Anita Hursh Cast Friends of Music Scholarship The Alice V. Jewell and David B. Mills Friends of Music Scholarship The Karl O'Lessker Friends of Music Scholarship Dagmar K. Riley Friends of Music Scholarship The Scott C. and Kathryn Schurz Latin American Scholarship Mr. and Mrs. Jake Shainberg & Mr. and Mrs. David Newman Scholarship Ruth E. Thompson Friends of Music Scholarship The Kenda Webb Friends of Music Scholarship Herman B. Wells Memorial Scholarship The Patsy Fell-Barker and Robert Barker Guarantor Scholarship Mark and Ann Bear Guarantor Scholarship Joan Scully Carmack Memorial Guarantor Scholarship Beth and John Drewes Guarantor Scholarship John and Adele Edgeworth Guarantor Scholarship Jack and Linda Gill Guarantor Scholarship Darlene and Rajih Haddawi & Kathryn and Scott C. Schurz Guarantor Scholarship Jo Ellen and Stephen Ham Guarantor Scholarship - In Memory of Jeanne Hardy Forkner Ann Shilling Harrison and Wade C. “Rusty” Harrison II Guarantor Scholarship Harold R. Janitz Guarantor Scholarship Ross S. Jennings & Donna and Jean Creek Guarantor Scholarship Dennis and Judy Leatherman Guarantor Scholarship Nelda Christ Kahn & Jeanette Calkins Marchant Guarantor Scholarship John S. Mason Friends of Music Guarantor Scholarship Meadowood Retirement Community Friends of Music Guarantor Scholarship The Smithville Telephone Company Guarantor Scholarship

IOWA

IOWA SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE ARTS Amount of Award: $1,000 - $2,000 Application Deadline: December 10 Number of Awards: up to 5 each year Duration of Award: 1 year Contact Information: Iowa Arts Council 600 E Locust Des Moines, IA 50319-0290 Phone: (515) 281-6412 Fax: (515) 242-6498 Email: Sarah Ekstrand (Sarah.Ekstrand@iowa.gov) http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/scholarship-for-the-arts/index.shtml

KANSAS

KANSAS AMERICAN LEGION MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP Amount of Award: $1,000 Application Deadline: February Number of Awards: up to 1 each year Duration of Award: 1 year Contact Information: American Legion, Attn: Department of Kansas 1314 S.W. Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612-1886 Phone: (785) 232-9315 Fax: (785) 232-1399 http://www.ksamlegion.org (Problem with the Website - updated 4/20/08)

MARYLAND

MARYLAND DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARDS (Talent in the Arts Category) Amount of Award: $3,000 each year Application Deadline: March of each year (Talent Category) Number of Awards: 350 each year Duration of Award: The award is renewable for three (3) years. Total award time is eight (8) semesters or four (4) years or when the first undergraduate degree is awarded. Contact Information: Maryland Higher Education Commission Office of Student Financial Assistance 839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400 Annapolis, MD 21401-3013 Phone: (410) 260-4565; (800) 974-1024 TTY for the Deaf - (800) 735-2258 http://www.mhec.state.md.us/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_ds.asp

MISSISSIPPI

JAMES M. AND VIRGINIA M. SMYTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND Preference will be given to applicants from Missouri, Mississippi, Georgia, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee. Amount of Award: $2,000 annually for up to four years Application Deadline: March 26 Number of Awards: 12-15 Duration of Award: 1 year Contact Information: The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta The James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297 Saint Peter, MN 56082 Telephone: (507) 931-1682 Email Questions to: communityfoundation@scholarshipamerica.org Email: scholarships@atlcf.org http://www.atlcf.org/GrantsScholarships/Scholarships/Smyth.aspx

MISSOURI

JACK J. ISGUR SCHOLARSHIPS Amount of Award: Not specified Application Deadline: April Number of Awards: Varies Duration of Award: 1 year Contact Information: Jack J. Isgur Foundation c/o Stinson Morrison Hecker L.L.P., Attn: Charles F. Jensen, Attorney at Law 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2800 Kansas City, MO 64106-2150 Phone: (816) 691-2760; (816) 842-8600; (816) 691-3495 Email: cjensen@stinsonmoheck.com

JAMES M. AND VIRGINIA M. SMYTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND Preference will be given to applicants from Missouri, Mississippi, Georgia, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee. Amount of Award: $2,000 annually for up to four years Application Deadline: March 26 Number of Awards: 12-15 Duration of Award: 1 year Contact Information: The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta The James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297 Saint Peter, MN 56082 Telephone: (507) 931-1682 Email Questions to: communityfoundation@scholarshipamerica.org Email: scholarships@atlcf.org http://www.atlcf.org/GrantsScholarships/Scholarships/Smyth.aspx

NEW YORK

Julliard www.Juilliard.edu *The Roger F. Casey Scholarship was endowed with funds from the estate of Roger Casey. The new award, named for a longtime friend and supporter of Juilliard, is designated for music students. *Pre-College Parents' Association Scholarship. *Edith Carr Scholarship *Louis Persinger Scholarship *William H. and Dorothy G. Ford Scholarship *Fay Piston Violin Scholarship *Valerie A. van der Heyden Scholarship *Korean Cultural Service of New York Scholarship (Violin specific) *Doris Ballard Hansen Scholarship in Violin

OKLAHOMA

JAMES M. AND VIRGINIA M. SMYTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND Preference will be given to applicants from Missouri, Mississippi, Georgia, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee. Amount of Award: $2,000 annually for up to four years Application Deadline: March 26 Number of Awards: 12-15 Duration of Award: 1 year Contact Information: The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta The James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297 Saint Peter, MN 56082 Telephone: (507) 931-1682 Email Questions to: communityfoundation@scholarshipamerica.org Email: scholarships@atlcf.org http://www.atlcf.org/GrantsScholarships/Scholarships/Smyth.aspx

Alice and Albert Kirkpatrick Scholarship in Violin Award amount Mimimum Award: $1,000.00 Average Award: $2,500.00 Maximum Award: $4,000.00 Deadline Details: None Study Areas: Violin Sponsor information: University of Oklahoma Norman, OK 73019 United States 405 325-0311 http://www.ou.edu Contact information: Director of the School of Music 560 Parrington Oval Norman, OK 73019 405 325-2081 Number of awards: Mimimum Awards:1 Maximum Awards:4 Award type: Scholarship

SOUTH CAROLINA

ARCHIBALD RUTLEDGE SCHOLARSHIP For residents of South Carolina who participate in a competition in art, creative writing, drama or Music. Contact the school's principal or guidance department for more info. Amount of Award: $4,000 Application Deadline: February Number of Awards: 4 Contact Information: Beth Cope South Carolina Department of Education Phone: 803-734-8116 Email: bcope@ed.sc.gov

TENNESSEE

JAMES M. AND VIRGINIA M. SMYTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND Preference will be given to applicants from Missouri, Mississippi, Georgia, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee. Amount of Award: $2,000 annually for up to four years Application Deadline: March 26 Number of Awards: 12-15 Duration of Award: 1 year Contact Information: The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta The James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297 Saint Peter, MN 56082 Telephone: (507) 931-1682 Email Questions to: communityfoundation@scholarshipamerica.org Email: scholarships@atlcf.org http://www.atlcf.org/GrantsScholarships/Scholarships/Smyth.aspx

TEXAS

TEXAS CHORAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS "The Texas Choral Directors Association annually awards scholarships both to Texas college or university music education or church music majors with 60 credit hours and a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 system, and to choral director members seeking assistance with continuing education." Amount of Award: $1,000 Application Deadline: April 1 Number of Awards: 8 each year Duration of Award: 1 year Contact Information: Dan Wood TCDA Executive Director 7900 Centre Park Drive Suite A Austin, Texas 78754 Phone: (512) 474-2801 Fax: (512) 474-7873 Dan@TexasSings.org (Dan L Wood, Executive Director) https://www.ensemble.org/tcda/index.php?p=scholarship

JAMES M. AND VIRGINIA M. SMYTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND Preference will be given to applicants from Missouri, Mississippi, Georgia, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee. Amount of Award: $2,000 annually for up to four years Application Deadline: March 26 Number of Awards: 12-15 Duration of Award: 1 year Contact Information: The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta The James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297 Saint Peter, MN 56082 Telephone: (507) 931-1682 Email Questions to: communityfoundation@scholarshipamerica.org Email: scholarships@atlcf.org http://www.atlcf.org/GrantsScholarships/Scholarships/Smyth.aspx

COLBURN-PLEDGE MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP For residents of Texas who are interested in studying Classical Music. Amount of Award: $2,000 Application Deadline: April Duration of Award: 1 year Colburn-Pledge Music Scholarship Foundation 6322 Cornplanter San Antonio, TX 78209

VERMONT

LEE A. LYMAN MEMORIAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP Amount of Award: $1,000 Application Deadline: May Number of Awards: 4 Duration of Award: 1 year Contact Information: Vermont Student Assistance Corporation Champlain Mill, Attn: Scholarship Programs 10 East Allen Street P.O. Box 2000 Winooski, VT 05404-2601 Phone Number: (802) 654-3798; (888) 253-4819 Fax Number: (802) 654-3765 Email: info@vsac.org http://www.vsac.org

WASHINGTON

Margaret Pressley is honored to be the Artistic Director of Seattle’s Dorothy Richard Starling Violin Scholar Program. She is the recipient of a grant that has funded her studio from 2002 to the present. The grant supports her quest to train talented violinists for future careers as professional violinists. Toward this endeavor, the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation provides scholarships that include:

30 Private Two Hour Lessons with Margaret Pressley Full tuition to Seattle Conservatory of Music’s Academic Classes, Collegiate/Performance Preparation Program and the newly created Starling Scholar Chamber Orchestra. Partial scholarships toward performance travel expenses Partial scholarships toward accompanist stipends Ms. Pressley annually selects students to become Seattle Starling Violin Scholars. A student must have studied privately with her for at least one year, and must be considered seriously qualified as a violinist to be eligible.

For information regarding Pressley Studio Violin Lessons, call 206.632.6715 and e-mail margaret@pressleystudio.com.

How to Avoid a Scholarship "Fraud"

Avoiding Scholarship Scams Searching for scholarships can be time consuming and confusing. Scholarship scam artists prey on people who are trying to reduce the time spent searching for scholarships. The following are some common scholarship scams to avoid.

Programs which require a scholarship handling fee. There are a few legitimate scholarships which do ask for a small fee of $5.00 or less to cover mailing and administrative costs. However, if a scholarship program asks for more than this, it is probably a scam.

Scholarship programs which claim to do all the work for you. Almost all legitimate scholarship programs will ask you to do some work, usually by filling out forms and writing essays. If a scholarship program claims that you do not have to do anything to win a scholarship, it’s probably a scam.

Programs which claim you can’t get the information they are offering anywhere else. All legitimate scholarships are advertised for free, you should never have to pay someone to find them. If you are looking for information on scholarships, you can look at scholarship websites including the U.S. Department of Education’s website at www.ed.gov, or the FinAid website at www.finaid.org. You can also run a free computerized scholarship search at www.fastweb.com. Your school’s career center will also have access to many scholarship databases and reference materials.

Programs which request your credit card number or bank account number to hold a scholarship for you. Legitimate scholarship programs will not ask for any account number or confidential information to hold a scholarship for you. If a scholarship program is asking for this information, do not give it to them.

Guarantees that you will win a certain number of scholarships. There is no way for a legitimate scholarship program to guarantee that you will win a certain number of scholarships. Most often the companies that make these statements are really offering loan programs and calling them scholarships.

Programs which ask you to schedule an appointment to pick up a free scholarship and financial aid package at a hotel. At these hotel appointments, students and their parents are usually forced to sit through sales presentations aimed at getting people to pay a fee for a scholarship search service. You should never have to pay for a scholarship search.

The following sources can be contacted to research scholarship programs and to report scholarship scams.

National Fraud Information Center 1-800-876-7060 www.fraud.org

Council of Better Business Bureaus 703-276-0100 www.bbb.org

Federal Trade Commission 877-FTC-HELP www.ftc.gov