Grants and Enrichment

The following grants are available

for those showing a financial need!

Chapter

Collegiate

District

For the following Grants please contact the WSMTA Administrative Coordinator to receive more information and applications.

Chapter & District Grant

To support our teachers, WSMTA makes $600 per district per year available for use in creative ways.  Some chapters choose to bring in a clinician for a special presentation to keep teachers apprised of new methods or research.  Some chapters use the money for equipment to benefit their programs – a microphone for recording or virtual events, for example.  Other districts use the money for space for a recital.

The $600 can be used by one chapter, split between chapters, or used to augment a district-wide event.

Please contact your District Director for more information!

Collegiate Chapter Grant

This grant is for programs, projects, recitals that the chapter would like to sponsor.  WSMTA will assist with a grant of up to $300. To apply for this grant, please  click here.

District Grant

WSMTA will assist with a grant of up to $500 to help support District Conferences. To apply for this grant, please click here.

Teacher

Caroline Allen Certification Grant

WSMTA will reimburse one half of the certification application fee for WSMTA members who successfully apply for MTNA Certification.  Documentation that the member has applied and paid MTNA must be submitted to the WSMTA Certification Chair Rose Freeman, NCTM.  Requests for grants must be made prior to receiving NCTM designation.

Collegiate to Active Member Dues Grant

A 50% discount for one year on state dues, will be offered to a collegiate member changing status from collegiate to active upon graduation from college.  Please contact the WSMTA Administrative Coordinator.

Conference Fee Grant

Registration fee grants for attendance at the WSMTA Conference may be granted to members and/or students. All names/information will be kept confidential. Complete the application form online or contact the WSMTA Administrative Coordinator.

Membership Dues Grant

Applicant must demonstrate a financial need. If awarded, the applicant would not pay WSMTA dues for that year but would still be responsible for National and Chapter dues. Complete the application form online or contact the WSMTA Administrative Coordinator.

Student

Lois Whitner Study Grant

This grant is to provide financial assistance for continued private study to committed music students who demonstrate a financial need.  The grant may only be used to offset the cost of music lessons, theory or composition classes, or tuition for music camps.  For guidelines and more information click on the links below or contact Connie Hungate, WSCTM.

For more information and the application form for this scholarship, click here.

Music Artistry Program Grant

The WSMTA board of directors has set aside money to enable teachers to enter low-income, deserving students in the the Music Artistry Program.  Applications for these grants are made by the teacher on behalf of the student(s).  Teachers are asked to limit their applications to students with real financial need (max. of two students per teacher).  WSMTA MAP Grants will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis.

This program is aimed at students of teachers who do not participate in MusicLink.  MusicLink students should continue to apply in the usual way.

Application Form

Music Literacy Program Grant

The Music Literacy Program began in 2007-08 as the Musicianship Examinations and is designed to be a suggested curriculum of independent music study.  This curriculum is coupled with an annual evaluation sponsored by WSMTA local associations.

The WSMTA board of directors has set aside money to enable teachers to enter low-income, deserving students in the the Music Literacy Program.  Applications for these grants are made by the teacher on behalf of the student(s).  Teachers are asked to limit their applications to students with real financial need (max. of two students per teacher).  WSMTA Music Literacy Program Grants will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis.

This program is aimed at students of teachers who do not participate in MusicLink.  MusicLink students should continue to apply in the usual way.

Application Form