2017-2018 Student Scholarships

Jenny Shinn Memorial Scholarship for Interns and Prospective Interns

The Mid-Atlantic Region is again pleased to give interns and prospective interns the opportunity to apply for one of the three scholarships (up to $750). To be eligible, you must be a member of the AMTA and demonstrate a relationship with the MAR by either being a music therapy student enrolled in a school in the MAR or being a music therapy student interning in the MAR. If you are starting your internship in 2017 and will continue your internship in 2018, you are eligible to apply. If you will be interning in 2018, but have not yet been accepted to an internship site, you are eligible to apply.

Instructions: To apply for this scholarship, complete the online application by the deadline provided below. Incomplete, late, or incorrectly filled out applications will not be accepted. You will need to provide contact information for 3 references on your online application—your music therapy advisor, a music therapy supervisor, and a professional reference of your choice. We will contact your references to obtain their recommendations. Additionally, if selected as a finalist for this award, you will be required to provide an official copy of your transcript for review. Applications will be evaluated based upon the following criterion: professional activity, involvement in community and university activity, professional goals, recommendations, and student need. Make sure you do not have personally identifying information in the short answer/essay portions of your application. Finalists will be interviewed by a panel of judges at the regional MAR conference.

 

Link to Application:Jenny Shinn Scholarship Application

Deadline: January 20, 2018

 

Sophomore Scholarships

MARAMTS awards two sophomore scholarships annually. Recipients receive student membership to the AMTA as well as complementary MAR conference registration. To be eligible, you must be a sophomore music therapy student, have attended and participated in MT club meetings and activities, have shown interest or involvement in regional conferences, and have sought out and been active in self-motivated learning experiences.

Instructions: To apply for this scholarship, complete the online application by the deadline provided below. Incomplete, late, or incorrectly filled out applications will not be accepted. You will need to provide contact information for 2 references on your online application—your music therapy advisor and the president of your school’s music therapy club. If you are the president of your school’s music therapy club, then you will need to provide contact information for the vice president of your school’s music therapy club. We will contact your references to obtain their recommendations. Applications will be evaluated based upon the following criterion: music therapy club attendance, involvement in music therapy club activities, conference attendance and/or attendance at MARAMTS business meetings, and extracurricular activities (i.e., volunteer work or current job). Make sure you do not have personally identifying information in the short answer/essay portions of your application.

Link to ApplicationSophomore Scholarship Application

Deadline: November 26, 2017

 

Junior Scholarships

MARAMTS awards two junior scholarships annually. Recipients receive student membership to the AMTA as well as complementary MAR conference registration. To be eligible, you must be a junior music therapy student, have attended and participated in MT club meetings and activities, have shown interest or involvement in regional conferences, and have sought out and been active in self-motivated learning experiences.

Instructions: To apply for this scholarship, complete the online application by the deadline provided below. Incomplete, late, or incorrectly filled out applications will not be accepted. You will need to provide contact information for 2 references on your online application—your music therapy advisor and the president of your school’s music therapy club. If you are the president of your school’s music therapy club, then you will need to provide contact information for the vice president of your school’s music therapy club. We will contact your references to obtain their recommendations. Applications will be evaluated based upon the following criterion: music therapy club attendance, involvement in music therapy club activities, conference attendance and/or attendance at MARAMTS business meetings, and extracurricular activities (i.e., volunteer work or current job). Make sure you do not have personally identifying information in the short answer/essay portions of your application.

Link to ApplicationJunior Scholarship Application

Deadline:  November 26, 2017

 

Graduate Scholarship

MARAMTS awards one graduate scholarship annually. Recipients receive student membership to the AMTA as well as complementary MAR conference registration. To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled in a graduate music therapy program in the MAR, be a graduate student interning in the MAR, or a graduate student currently working as a music therapist in the MAR. Additionally, applicants must show interest or involvement in regional and national music therapy conferences.

Instructions: To apply for this scholarship, complete the online application by the deadline provided below. Incomplete, late, or incorrectly filled out applications will not be accepted. You will need to provide contact information for your professional reference on your online application. We will contact your reference to obtain their recommendation. Applications will be evaluated based upon the following criterion: activity in the AMTA, professional involvement, professional development, and the applicant’s professional recommendation. Make sure you do not have personally identifying information in the short answer/essay portions of your application.

Link to ApplicationGraduate Scholarship Application

Deadline:  November 26, 2017

 

Graduate Research Award

The MAR Graduate Student Research Award assists graduate music therapy students undertaking original thesis or dissertation research with a grant of up to $1,000.00 to support research costs prior to the completion of their thesis/dissertation. This can include assistance with materials (e.g. data collection tools, music, etc.), consultation fees (e.g. methodologist/statistician), and/or expert mentorship (mentorship from expert faculty in the student’s area of research who are not faculty at the student’s university of study). Systematic reviews, meta analyses and meta syntheses will also be considered, but final projects that do not involve research will not be considered. The award is given for excellence in concept, methodological sophistication, and clinical benefit.

Link to Application: MAR Graduate Research Award Application (Word)

Link to Application: MAR Graduate Research Application (PDF)

Deadline: May 1st, 2018

Music Therapy Club Award

To be eligible for this year’s music therapy club scholarship ($250), a club must implement three (3) music therapy oriented activities in either the college setting or the community for the calendar year (January-December). The focus of these activities should be on advocacy for music therapy, volunteer work, and fundraising (for the club or for a non-profit). Activities include, but are not limited to: drum circles, advocacy at local schools, volunteer sessions at nursing homes, etc. Should there be a tie between clubs, participation and attendance of music club members will be considered as part of the evaluation criterion. Priority will be given to music therapy activities that are music therapy focused and student-based. Applicants will need to provide contact information for 2 references on your online application—your music therapy advisor and the president of your school’s music therapy club. If you are the president of your school’s music therapy club, then you will need to provide contact information for the vice president of your school’s music therapy club. We will contact your references to obtain their recommendations. This competition is open to any active school within MARAMTS. Make sure you do not have personally identifying information in the short answer/essay portions of your application.

Link to ApplicationMusic Therapy Club Application

Deadline: December 1st, 2017

 

MAR-AMTA Regional Conference Award

The MAR-AMTA Regional Conference Award offers monetary assistance to student members to support member involvement at the regional conference.  An award in the amount of $300 will be offered to one (1) student member to offset conference-related expenses such as registration and continuing education fees, and/or travel costs.  To be considered for this award, all applicants must submit an online application with a one-page essay (400 words or less) stating why they would like to be considered for the MAR-AMTA Regional Conference Award and how they would benefit from it personally and professionally.  All applications are due by January 1st.  You must be a current MAR-AMTA student member in good standing to qualify for the award.  The essays will be assigned an ID number, then distributed and reviewed independently by members of a blind review panel.  The panel will return their ratings and the highest ranked essay will be selected. The award recipient will be notified by email in early February.
For more information on the MAR-AMTA Regional Student Conference Award, please contact Jason Willey at MARAMTSadvisor@gmail.com.

Link to Application: Coming Soon!

Deadline: January 7th, 2018

 

All applications should be submitted electronically by the deadline to be considered. For questions, contact the MARAMTS Student Affairs Advisor: MARAMTSadvisor@gmail.com

Congratulations to our 2016-2017 Mid Atlantic Region Scholarship Recipients

Sophomore Scholarship
Meghan Smith (Temple University)
Emma Martin (Slippery Rock University)

Junior Scholarship
Riley Conklin (SUNY Fredonia)
Andrea Schaertel (Duquesne University)

Graduate Scholarship
Joy Willenbrink (Immaculata University)

Music Therapy Club Awards
Nazareth College
Molloy College

Jenny Shinn Memorial Scholarship
Stephenie Sofield (Ohio University)
Tara O’Brien (SUNY Fredonia)
Emily Mountain (Elizabethtown College)

MARAMTS Chapter Rep Award
(presented by the MARAMTS Executive Board)
Emily Mountain (Elizabethtown College)