About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC), the largest non-profit organization in American that promotes American music, performers and music education. They provide musical opportunities for amateur and professional musicians, music teachers and music students.

The NFMC also happens to be the only music organization member of the United Nations that gives out awards yearly to recognize educational institutions for their promotions of American music. The award will be given to the approved school of the grant recipient's choice. The applicant should also be able to demonstrate growth in the effective application of music and music therapy techniques with client populations. 


How to apply for the scholarship?

  • The applicant should complete the application which can be found on the NFMC site with all the necessary documents that must be submitted before the deadline.

  • Along with the application, an applicant should also submit a personal statement and three recommendation letters.

  • In order to prove academic excellence, a student must consider submitting official high school transcripts, and SAT/ACT scoresheet.


Award Amount and Scholarship

The award amounts to $650 for 1 student per year and is non-renewable.

All the documents and applications must be submitted to the institution no later than March 1 to be eligible for the scholarship.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be college students majoring in music therapy in schools approved by the National Association of Music Therapists and AMTA.

  • The application selection is based on musical talent, skills, and training with an emphasis on piano ability in accompanying and sight-reading.

  • Applicant selection criteria are self-reliance, leadership, the ability to work with groups and dedication to music therapy as a career.

  • Applicants must be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs.