Lois Whitner Student Study Grant Application


The grant is open to music students currently in grades 8-11 who have studied a minimum of 4 years and whose teachers are members (of at least 12 months standing) of WSMTA.

The applicant will be considered on a basis of financial need and musical commitment.

While in past years students have all been required to participate in the Music Artistry Program, in view of the extra burden of virtual formats caused by COVID surges, the Music Artistry Program participation requirement may be waived if the student and teacher fully explain the hardships encountered.

Grants ​of ​up to $1,​6​00 may be awarded.  The applicant must explain specifically how the funds will be used.  The grant will be for a period of not more than one year and may be approved for additional years at the discretion of the Student Grant Committee.  Students seeking grant renewal must submit another application to the committee for consideration.

The grant may only be used to offset the cost of music lessons, theory, or composition classes, or tuition for music camps.

The grant will be sent directly to the teacher or camp/program director as per applicant’s instructions.

The number of grants awarded in any year will be determined by the number of qualified applicants and the available funds.  All decisions of the Student Grant Committee are final.

While the various portions of the application can be completed and submitted separately, only complete applications will be considered.   Make sure that you keep track of what has and hasn’t been submitted!

The 5-part application process includes:

1) Student Application

2) Confidential statement of financial need.

3) Music Teacher Recommendation

4) Copy of current WSMTA ​MAP comment sheet.

5) Recommendation of non-family person

All those who are recommending a student should scroll down to the Recommendation section.

Applications opened in mid-February.
Deadline Extended!  Applications are now due May 17th!

Whitner Student Application

Whitner Statement of Financial Need

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Whitner Recommendation