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.

Support for Student Members

Please see the details available on the Student Scholarships page.

Support for Professional Members

Membership Support Fund

Membership in The American Music Therapy Association, and therefore the Mid-Atlantic Region of AMTA, provides a number of benefits which notably include: discounted rates for conferences, free CMTE credits, advocacy work on the state and national levels, and both printed and online access to past, present, and future journals. Perhaps even more important than the above stated membership perks, is that membership in AMTA also affords your voice a vote in the increasingly important AMTA and MAR-AMTA elections.

The MAR-AMTA believes strongly in our members and supports music therapists who reside in the Region and have financial constraints that limit their ability to join AMTA. The Region will provide one membership support award to cover the current cost of AMTA membership dues (currently valued at $250.00). Applications are anonymously reviewed and discretion is paramount throughout the application procedure.

To apply for the 2021 MAR-AMTA Membership Support Fund, music therapists must reside in the Mid-Atlantic Region and maintain their Board Certification from CBMT. The recipient of the MAR Membership Support Fund will be required to show proof membership once the award has been disbursed. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2021 and notification of the award will be made by March 1st, 2021. To apply for this scholarship, please use the following link: https://forms.gle/RkexAm68rg5A3eQt7

Membership Support Award

Link to Application:

https://forms.gle/RkexAm68rg5A3eQt7

Deadline: February 15, 2021

MAR-AMTA's Research Proposal for Members

Description

Grant Proposal Announcement[Image Description: Orange banner with white text reads, “Announcement from the Research Committee”. Black text reads, “A general research grant aware up to $5000 for members of MAR-AMTA. Proposal due date: March 6, 2021. Obtain guidelines from Shawna Vernisie at Svernisie@northwell.edu”.]

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.

Amount

Up to $5,000

Deadline March 6, 2021

For more information on the MAR Research Awards, please contact Shawna Vernisie at SVernisie@northwell.edu

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
The Mid-Atlantic Region (MAR) Janet C. Murphy Memorial Conference Award offers monetary assistance to professional members to support member involvement at the regional conference.The award recipient will receive:

  • Free conference registration
  • Free participation in CMTE courses and Institutes
  • $250 to offset conference-related expenses

To be considered for the MAR Janet C. Murphy Memorial Conference Award, please complete the following application by 11:59 pm on March 1st, 2021. You must be a current MAR-AMTA member in good standing to qualify for the award. Your one-page narrative (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. Award winners will be notified by email by mid-March. To apply for this scholarship, please visit this link: https://forms.gle/hF8y4VvobWPHeWe27

Link to Application:

https://forms.gle/hF8y4VvobWPHeWe27

Deadline: March 1, 2021

 
Professional Development Award

This award is temporarily on hold and will be restored as soon as possible.

The Mid-Atlantic Region Arts Advocacy Day Scholarship Fund

THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Link to application: N/A

Deadline: N/A

Awards

Advocacy Award

THIS AWARD IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Link to Application: N/A

Deadline: N/A

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