NFMC Oscar Valentin Award

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1

Sunday
Awarded By:

National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a native-born or naturalized U.S. citizen.
  3. Must have reached his/her 19th birthday, but not his/her 26th birthday, by the application deadline date.
  4. Must play the violin.

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

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are 19 to 25 years of age. Students must submit a recorded performance of themselves playing the violin.

Application requirements for the NFMC Oscar Valentin Award are:

  • Application form
  • Tape/CD of performance
  • NFMC dues if needed
Additional Information: This award was specified in the will of Shirley Wilkins Valentin and given in memory of Oscar Valentin. Mrs. Valentin was a violinist, violist, vocalist, and composer, who used her music as an avocation. She performed in three community orchestras, two chamber orchestras, and numerous other functions in her home state of Ohio.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, non-renewable. Please note: In the event of financial shortfalls, advertised award amounts may be adjusted. Applicants would be notified of the award change.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Applications are available online on the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) website by clicking on the 'Student Collegiate Division' link. In addition to a completed application, the student must submit the following materials: a CD of himself/herself playing the violin (must be playable in a CD player, not a computer); three typewritten copies of the recorded repertoire; and NFMC membership dues of $16, if he/she is not already a member of an NFMC member organization or NFMC itself. Applications must be mailed to the address provided, postmarked by the deadline date.
Contact: Dr. Gene Vollen
Address: 311 South Olive Pittsburg, Kansas 66762

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