Thomas Ediger Scholarships

Beginning this academic year, NMTA is honoring Dr. Thomas Ediger by establishing two scholarships to be awarded annually through the funds he so generously left to NMTA.

 

High School Scholarship:

To be considered for the high school scholarship, applicants:

  • Must be the student of a current NMTA member, whose membership dues must be paid by September 1, 2019.
  • Must be a Senior in high school planning to graduate in 2020.

 

Collegiate Scholarship:

To be considered for the Collegiate Scholarship applicants:

  • Must be the student of a current NMTA member, whose membership dues must be paid by September 1, 2019.
  • Must be currently enrolled in a Nebraska college or university and majoring in music.

 

Scholarship applicants must submit:

  1. A summary of your musical training
  2. A list of all NMTA/MTNA events in which you have participated
  3. A list of other musical activities in which you have participated
  4. A list of your musical and non-musical volunteer activities
  5. A brief description of your future plans, career goals, and aspirations
  6. An essay describing your musical journey or what music means to you
  7. Two letters of recommendation: for collegiate applicants–one from your current applied music teacher and one from another faculty member, for high school applicants—one from your current applied music teacher and one from another person of your choice
  8. An unedited performance video submitted via YouTube. The performance should contain two contrasting pieces from different periods of music and not be longer than 15 minutes.  Composition students submit a printed score with an audio recording.

All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be sent via mail and postmarked by February 15, 2020.

Materials postmarked after the deadline will not be considered.  Applicants will receive confirmation that their applications have been received.

NMTA High School Scholarship Application

NMTA Collegiate Scholarship Application