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.

Supports for Student Members

Please see the details available on the Student Scholarships page.

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:

Deadline: December 1

MAR-AMTA's Research Proposal for Members


The MAR Research Award provides financial assistance to members of the MAR (students and
professionals) who wish to pursue a research study consistent with the mission and goals of the MAR.
Research studies should further clinical, professional, or disciplinary knowledge. Quantitative/
objectivist, qualitative/interpretivist, or mixed methods as well as well as research synthesis may be
used according to the research question(s) posed. Priority will be given to those applications
reflecting research that: 1) addresses a need in relation to the MAR mission and goals, 2) can
reasonably be completed within a twelve-month period, and 3) includes methodology that is
presented in a clear and systematic fashion.


Up to $2,000

Application Materials & Deadlines

AMTA-MAR Research Grant Proposal

Deadline February 28, 2020

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

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

Link to Application: MAR-AMTA National Conference Award Application

Deadline: October 1, 2019

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


Link to Application: N/A

Deadline: N/A

Professional Development Award


Link to application: N/A

Deadline: N/A

The Mid-Atlantic Region Arts Advocacy Day Scholarship Fund


Link to application: N/A

Deadline: N/A


Advocacy Award


Link to Application: N/A

Deadline: N/A

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