Edwina Eustis Dick Scholarship for Music Interns

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Amount
Awarded

$500

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 7

Friday
Awarded By:

American Music Therapy Association

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must currently be a student intern.
  4. Must be enrolled in a college or university program in music therapy.
  5. Must be a current student member of the American Music Therapy Association both in the year in which he/she applies and in the year in which the award is granted.
  6. Must attend an American Music Therapy Association-approved institution. A list of eligible institutions is available on the AMTA website by visiting the "Education & Careers" tab.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is for students who are currently doing a music therapy internship. Students must be members of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) in both the year in which application is made and the year in which the award is granted, and must attend an AMTA-approved institution.

Application requirements for the Edwina Eustis Dick Scholarship for Music Interns are:

  • Nomination
  • Application form
  • Transcript
  • Recommendation letters (3)
  • Essays (2)
  • Activities list
  • AMTA participation
Additional Information: After decades of watching the profession of music therapy grow from the early years to its present prominence, Mrs. Edwina Eustis Dick graciously donated funds to establish a scholarship program for music therapy interns. Scoring of applicants is as follows: personal, community, and college activities, 10 points; transcript, 15 points; letters of recommendation, 15 points; participation in AMTA, conferences, AMTAS, committees, presentations, publications, 20 points; and application essays, 20 points per essay.

Award Amount: $500 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 7

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 7

Nomination and application forms are available online on the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) website. All forms must be saved as Microsoft Word documents, and the file name must be the student's first and last names and the name of the scholarship to which he/she is applying. Students must be nominated before applying for this award. Only AMTA-approved program faculty may nominate students for awards. A nomination form must be completed and submitted via email to the address listed by the nomination deadline date of 6:00 p.m. EST on Feb. 7, 2020. Those nominated will be notified electronically of any nominations no later than one week after nomination deadline. Nominees must then complete the application process. Each nominee must submit the following items for a complete application package: a signed and dated application form; a list of personal, community, and college activities; an unofficial copy of his/her college transcript; three letters of recommendation, one each from a music therapy professor, a professor familiar with his/her clinical skills, and a person of his/her choice (must be submitted by authors); documentation of participation in AMTA, conferences, AMTAS, committees, presentations, publications; a short essay of 800 words on his/her long-term professional goals; and a brief essay of 400 words on how AMTA can impact the profession of music therapy. Application packages must be emailed to the address provided by 6:00 p.m. EST on March 6, 2020.
Contact: Rebecca Preddie
Address: 8455 Colesville Road Suite 1000 Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

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