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 $1,600 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 application process includes the following steps:
1) STUDENT APPLICATION (click button below for the form) Please note: you will need the copy of your current WSMTA MAP comment sheet to complete this form
2) CONFIDENTIAL STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL NEED (click button below for a separate form)
3) MUSIC TEACHER RECOMMENDATION
4) RECOMMENDATION OF NON-FMAILY PERSON (this is in addition to your music teacher)
All those who are recommending a student should click on the LOIS WHITNER STUDY GRANT RECOMMENDATION.
Applications open in mid-February.
Applications are due May 2, 2024