Scholarships

For Graduate Students

TMEA is proud to offer scholarships each year to students in undergraduate and graduate programs who are majors in a music degree program leading to Texas teacher certification with music as the primary teaching field. The scholarship portal is open August 1-November 1. Scholarship winners will be announced by the third week of January.

The following scholarship is available to graduate students (multiple are awarded annually):
One-Year Graduate Study Scholarships: $1,250 for 3 Hours and $2,500 for 6+ hours for studies during the Summer 2021 and/or Fall 2021 semesters.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

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

Application Criteria

  • Completed TMEA Scholarship Application. Do not create more than one application. If you have created an application and lost your upload link please email kvanlandingham@tmea.org before 3:30 pm on November 1.
  • Submit 5 names and emails 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 current academic transcript may be uploaded as a PDF or mailed to TMEA, 7900 Centre Park Dr., Austin, TX 78754. Do not fax or email your transcript to TMEA.

Need Help?

For questions about TMEA scholarships, contact Kay Vanlandingham.