Scholarships, Grants, and Awards

The Mid-Atlantic Region is proud to offer a variety of supports in the form of scholarships, grants, and awards to its professional and student members.

MANY OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS ARE CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Awards

Advocacy Award

THIS AWARD IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Link to Application: N/A

Deadline: N/A

Supports for Professional Members

Membership Support Fund

The purpose of the MAR Membership Support Fund is to provide monetary assistance for music therapists who have one of the following credentials, MT-BC, RMT, CMT, ACMT, who reside in the region and have financial constraints that limit their ability to join AMTA. The deadline for submissions is December 1. Notification of award will be made by December 21.

One award in the amount of 75% of the current AMTA membership dues (currently valued at $187.50) will be made. Recipient of the MAR Membership Support Fund will be required to show proof membership once the award has been disbursed.

Music Therapists Living in the MAR Region

Link to Application:

https://forms.gle/Tu1RabptoYLJzeQW9

Deadline: December 1

Research/Special Project Award

The MAR Research Award is under revision.

For more information on the MAR Research Awards, please contact MAR Research Committee Chair, Gene Ann Behrens.

Link to Application Form: Document under revision

Link to Application (PDF): Document under revision

Deadline: N/A

Collaborative Research Award

The MAR Collaborative Research Award is under revision.

For more information on the MAR Research Awards, contact Gene Ann Behrens, MAR Research Committee.

Link to Application Form: Document under revision

Link to Application (PDF): Document under revision

Deadline: N/A

MAR-AMTA National Conference Award
The MAR-AMTA National Conference Award offers monetary assistance to professional members to support member involvement at the national conference. An award in the amount of $250 will be offered to one (1) professional member to offset conference-related expenses such as registration and continuing education fees, and/or travel costs.

To be considered for the MAR-AMTA National Conference Award, please complete the following application by October 1, 2019. You must be a current MAR-AMTA member in good standing to qualify for the award. Your one-page essay (400 words or less) 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 applicants with the highest ranked essays will be selected. The award winner will be notified by email in early October. Please direct any questions to the VP of Membership, at maramtamembership@gmail.com.

Link to Application: MAR-AMTA National Conference Award Application

Deadline: October 1, 2019

The Mid-Atlantic Region Janet C. Murphy Memorial Conference Award

THIS AWARD IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Link to Application: N/A

Deadline: N/A

 
Professional Development Award

THIS AWARD IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Link to application: N/A

Deadline: N/A

The Mid-Atlantic Region Arts Advocacy Day Scholarship Fund

THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Link to application: N/A

Deadline: N/A

Supports for Student Members

The Mid-Atlantic Region Scholarship for Racial Minority Students

THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Link to Application: N/A

Deadline: N/A

The Mid-Atlantic Region Student Scholarship Fund

THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Link to application: N/A

Deadline: N/A

Jenny Shinn Memorial Scholarship

One recipient will be selected for the $500.00 scholarship.

The Mid-Atlantic Region is again pleased to give interns and prospective interns the opportunity to apply the Jenny Shinn Memorial Scholarship. 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 2019 and will continue your internship in 2020, you are eligible to apply. If you will be interning in 2020 but have not yet been accepted to an internship site, you are also 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. If you’ve begun your music therapy internship, you will also be asked to provide the name and contact information for your internship director. We will contact each of 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 answer/essay portions of your application. Finalists will be interviewed by a panel of judges at the regional MAR conference.

Link to ApplicationJenny Shinn Memorial Scholarship Application Form

Deadline: 11:59 PM December 27, 2019

Sophomore / Junior / Graduate Scholarships

One recipient will be selected for the $95.00 award.

MARAMTS will award one student with either sophomore, junior, or graduate standing the $95.00 scholarship. Please note: This is an adaptation from previous years. To be eligible, you must be a sophomore, junior, or graduate 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.

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 two 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.

Please note: Your MT advisor and Club President will be asked to fill out an online recommendation form for you. If they fail to complete the form by the deadline provided to them, your application will technically be incomplete, and therefore will not be considered. Please be in contact with your advisor and club president throughout the application process to ensure that this step is completed in a timely manner.

Link to ApplicationSophomore / Junior / Graduate Scholarship Application Form

Deadline: 11:59 PM December 27, 2019

MARAMTS Scholarship Recommendation Form — MT Advisors

Deadline: 11:59 PM January 31, 2020

MARAMTS Scholarship Recommendation Form — MT Club Presidents or VPs

Deadline: 11:59 PM January 31, 2020

Graduate Student Research Award

THIS AWARD IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Link to Application Form: N/A

Deadline: N/A

Music Therapy Club Award

Two music therapy clubs will be awarded $150.00 each.

To be eligible for this year’s music therapy club scholarship, 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 two 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 Application: Music Therapy Club Award Application Form

Deadline: 11:59 PM December 15, 2019

The Mid-Atlantic Region (MAR) Janet C. Murphy Memorial Conference Award

THIS AWARD IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Link to Application Form: N/A

Deadline: N/A

All applications should be submitted electronically by the deadline to be considered.