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Senior Music Merit Scholarship

The CNYAMT Senior Music Merit Scholarship provides tuition assistance to a high school senior pursuing a degree in music at an accredited college, who demonstrates a proficiency in performance (vocal, instrumental, or keyboard), an involvement in relevant musical activities and a commitment to the further study of music.  

CNYAMT Music Merit Scholarship For High School Seniors Pursuing a College Degree in Music

Purpose:

To provide tuition assistance to a high school senior pursuing a degree in music at an accredited college, who demonstrates a proficiency in performance (vocal, instrumental, or keyboard), an involvement in relevant musical activities and a commitment to the further study of music.

 

This year’s scholarship total is $1000.00 to be divided among deserving applicants.

Deadline: May 15th.  (Any late or incomplete applications will not be accepted).

Eligibility:

  • Student must be a high school senior in good academic standing on track to graduate during the current academic year.

  • Student must currently be taking lessons from a CNYAMT teacher.

  • Student must have participated in CNYAMT performances, competitions or related activities during the past 3 years.

  • Students who have competed and won the high school scholarship competition are not eligible for this scholarship.

  • Student must be approved by their current CNYAMT teacher.

  • Students must submit their scholarship application by the deadline date, May 15th.

 

Restrictions:

  • The scholarship check will be paid directly to the recipient therefore the student will be required to provide CNYAMT with official enrollment verification before receiving their award.

  • CNYAMT reserves the right to withdraw an award if the student does not graduate from high school, does not enroll as a music major in an accredited college music program during the current academic year or provides false information.

  • CNYAMT reserves the right to distribute no awards if none of the applicants meet the basic standards of acceptability as judged by the scholarship committee.

  • The winner of the Senior Scholarship Competition is not eligible for this scholarship. 

 

Notification:

  • All applicants and their teachers will be notified of the committee’s decision within 30 days of the submission deadline.

 

Awards:

  • The amount of the award given will be pre-determined each year by the CNYAMT scholarship committee.

  • Receiving the award will be based on the student’s relevant musical experiences, musical potential and commitment to the study and performance of music.

  • The scholarship committee shall consist of active members of CNYAMT.

  • The committee will consider and discuss all the information given in the application before making their decision.

 

Questions?

  • Contact: Barbara Irwin CNYAMT Merit Scholarship Chairperson, 1950belaine@gmail.com,  (315) 458-9020

  • Please make a copy of everything for your reference, should materials be lost.

Senior Merit Scholarship Online Application

Senior Merit Scholarship Paper Application

Paper application should be sent to: Barbara Irwin, 5096 Audrey Drive, North Syracuse, NY 13212, and postmarked by May 15th to be considered.

2023 CNYAMT Music Merit Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to Elijah Gebers and Emily Garcia who are the recipients of the CNYAMT 2023 Music Merit Scholarship. They have both distinguished themselves at the local, county and state levels for their outstanding performances, varied musical awards, and participation in numerous student events. They will each be awarded $500.00 to be used toward their college education. The CNYAMT Music Merit Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior planning to major in music in college.

Elizabeth will be pursuing a degree in Music Therapy at Nazareth College. She is graduating from CW Baker High School this June and is a vocal student of Kathy Montcrieff.

Elijah will be attending Eastman School of Music majoring in Classical Vocal Performance. He is graduating from Cazenovia High School this June. He is a current voice student of Sabine Krantz.

Congratulations to both recipients, their parents and their music teachers for committing to their success! Best wishes on your next musical journey.         

Barbara Irwin, Music Merit Scholarship Chairperson

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