Scholarships for MFA programs
L.J. Hancock Summer Symposium Scholarships – Honoring the life and work of L.J. Hancock (1952-2002), these scholarships benefit individual students with financial need who are interested in attending the Music for All Summer Symposium. It is the intent of The Music for All Foundation to provide scholarships of at least $100, but not more than $270.
Indianapolis Public Schools Summer Symposium Scholarships - Each year the generosity of individual and corporate donors allows MFA to extend the opportunity to attend MFA’s Summer Symposium to IPS students through full scholarships. Recipients are chosen by the staff and faculty of IPS Instrumental Music Programs. Contact Keith White, Indianapolis Public Schools District Director of Instrumental Music, for more information.
Music for All National Festival Scholarships - MFA would like to extend scholarship opportunities to students participating in the Music for All National Festival who are interested in attending but don't have the financial means to pay the tuition and fees. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need.
Scholarships for college music education majors
Marching Band Scholarships - The MFA Marching Band Scholarships honor graduating seniors who intend to major in music education in college. All applicants must be nominated by the directors of bands performing at the MFA Bands of America Grand National Championships. These one-time awards are made possible through generous gifts from the following MFA friends and sponsors:
- Mark Jolesch of Jolesch Photography ($2,000 Jolesch Scholarship)
- Fred J. Miller Family ($1,000 Fred J. Miller Family Scholarship)
- Yamaha Corporation of America ($1,000 Yamaha Scholarship)
William D. Revelli Scholarship - This $1,000 one-time scholarship honors a graduating senior nominated by the directors of invited ensembles and the directors of students invited to participate in the MFA Honor Ensembles performing at the Music for All National Festival. Recipients must intend to pursue a degree in music education.
Other opportunities and resources
Students who wish to major in music or music education in college are also encouraged to pursue scholarship support from Music for All’s partners, university music departments, and other music education organizations. See below for a list of scholarship opportunities.
The following scholarship opportunities are not sponsored or administered by Music for All. The opportunities are listed as a resource to aid in your own research. Students interested in any of the scholarships listed below should consult each organization directly. Music for All cannot provide application support to students for these awards and cannot confirm the availability of funding for any of these awards.
Indiana Colleges and Universities
Page updated January 17, 2011