American Music Therapy Association
$1,000 annually, non-renewable.
One award offered annually.
Theodore Michael Meyer (Aug. 9, 1982 - Jan. 17, 2013) was a music lover and a student of guitar. He started playing guitar when he was a young teenager in Raleigh, N.C., and spent much of his free time 'jamming' with friends and playing gigs at local venues. In 2007, Theo received his bachelor's degree in music composition from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Due to a biking accident, Theo suffered from chronic pain throughout most of his 20s. Theo benefited from music therapy as part of his treatment and considered going back to school to study music therapy to help others. Theo's family hopes that this scholarship will go to a student interested in helping individuals with mental health and/or addiction issues find a path to wellness and inspiration through the joy of music. A final written report is required and must be submitted to AMTA within 60 days of the end of the award period. The report will include a summary of the anticipated impact this scholarship will have on the recipient's career. Winners will also be required to submit a handwritten thank-you note to the Meyer family within this timeframe.
Applications are available online on the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) website. Applications must be saved as Microsoft Word documents, and the file name must be the student's first and la ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.