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TMEA is pleased to offer several scholarships each year for Undergraduate and Graduate study.  The deadline for all scholarships is November 15 at 4:30 p.m. of the current school year. Scholarships awarded are:

Scholarship Application (see full criteria and required documentation below)

Scholarship Application Completion Requirements (after submitting initial application)

Recent Donors to the Scholarship Fund


Send all supplemental materials to:
Texas Music Educators Association
Attn: Kay Vanlandingham
7900 Centre Park Dr., Austin, Texas 78754

Applications will be screened by a committee representative of the TMEA membership.
Winners will be announced on or before January 31, 2014.


Five-Year Undergraduate Scholarships 

Awarded to Graduating High School Seniors

  • Bill Cormack Scholarship - $3,000 per year for up to five years
  • Past-Presidents Memorial Scholarship - $2,500 per year for up to five years
  • Past-Presidents Scholarship - $2,500 per year for up to five years

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS for the above five-year Undergraduate Scholarships:

  • Must be entering as a full-time freshman in a Texas college or university in the fall, 2014.
  • Must major in a music degree program leading to Texas teacher certification with music as the primary teaching field.

Application Criteria are listed below


One-Year Undergraduate Scholarships

Awarded to Graduating High School Seniors

The Band, Orchestra, Vocal and Elementary Divisions each will award scholarships at $2,500 for one year only.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS for the above one-year Undergraduate Scholarships:

  • Must be entering as a full-time freshman, as defined by the attending institution, in a Texas college or university in the fall, 2014.
  • Must major in a music degree program leading to Texas teacher certification with music as the primary teaching field.

Application Criteria are listed below


One-Year Undergraduate Scholarships

Awarded to College Student Member of TMEA

The College Division will award scholarships at $2,500 for one year only

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS for the above one-year College Undergraduate Scholarships:

  • Must be a current undergraduate music major in a music degree program leading to Texas teacher certification with music as the primary teaching field.
  • Must be a College Student Member of TMEA.
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a four-point scale.
  • Student may reapply for consideration in subsequent years.
  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student as defined by the attending institution.

Application Criteria are listed below


One-Semester Student Teaching Scholarships

Awarded to College Student Member of TMEA

The College Division will award scholarships at $2,000 for one semester only.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS for the above one-semester Student Teacher Scholarships:

  • Must be a current music major in a music degree program leading to Texas teacher certification with music as the primary teaching field.
  • Must be a College Student Member of TMEA.
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a four-point scale.
  • Must be scheduled to student teach within the two semesters following the application deadline.
  • Must not currently have a TMEA Scholarship.

Application Criteria are listed below


APPLICATION CRITERIA AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION FOR ALL UNDERGRADUATE AND STUDENT TEACHER SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Completed TMEA Scholarship Application
  • Submit 5 names of individuals who can address your potential for success in an undergraduate music education program, potential for success as a music educator, music skills and abilities, work ethic, and other personal qualities. These evaluations will be completed online. High School Applicants Only:  One evaluation must be submitted by your primary ensemble director.
  • Self-composed short essay (1-2 pages) that describes your reasons for becoming a teacher, commitment to music education, and future career goals. This document must be upload in PDF or Microsoft WORD format.
  • Professional style resume that includes a list of any All-State groups in which you have participated, any musical honors you have achieved, and any academic or non-musical honors you have achieved. This document must be uploaded in PDF or Microsoft WORD format.
  • Copy of your current academic transcript mailed to TMEA. If you are a college freshman applying for a scholarship, please submit your high school transcript.
  • Additional criteria for Student Teacher Scholarship:
    Verification by your advisor, school chair, or director that you will be student teaching the semester indicated. You must use the TMEA Scholarship Teaching Verification Form and mail it to TMEA: Student Teacher Verification Form

One-Year Graduate Study Scholarships

Awarded to Graduate Students for One Year Only at $1,250 for 3 Hours and $2,500 for 6+ Hours

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be an Active member of TMEA.
  • Must have a minimum of three years teaching experience in Texas with music as the primary teaching field.
  • Must be pursuing a music-related graduate degree.

APPLICATION CRITERIA AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:

  • Completed TMEA Scholarship Application - DO NOT CREATE MORE THAN ONE APPLICATION.  If you have already created an application and have lost  your upload link please contact: kvanlandingham@tmea.org before 4:00 pm on November 15.
  • Submit 5 names of individuals who can address your potential for success in an undergraduate music education program, potential for success as a music educator, music skills and abilities, work ethic, and other personal qualities. These evaluations will be completed online.
  • Self-composed short essay (1-2 pages) that describes your reasons for becoming a teacher, commitment to music education, and future career goals. This document must be uploaded in PDF or Microsoft WORD format.
  • Professional resume that includes any music and/or teaching honors or recognition you have received during your career. This document must be uploaded in PDF or Microsoft WORD format.
  • Copy of your most recent academic transcript mailed to TMEA.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 11:07