Scholarship Program

 

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2017-2018 
General Need-Based
Application
  2017-2018 
Flint-Lindsay
 Application
  2017-2018 
Flint-Lindsay
Guidelines
  2017-2018
Ryan
Application
  2017-2018
Ryan
Guidelines


General Need-Based Scholarships - All Students

NISOM offers need-based financial assistance in the form of scholarships to students from low and moderate income families or those with demonstrated need. Students of any age wishing to enroll in private lessons, group classes, or workshops are encouraged to apply. Students already enrolled in programming may apply for funding for future sessions. Funding is typically not awarded for summer lessons. NISOM is now accepting applications for 2017-2018 school year.

To Apply: Submit a 2017-18 Scholarship Application to NISOM by July 1, 2017. Hard copies are available at the NISOM office. Students must apply each school year they wish to be considered for funding, and all returning private students must apply by the primary deadline.

Primary Deadline: July 1, 2017. Returning private students must apply by the primary deadline of July 1 to be considered for 2017-2018 funding. New students planning to begin in the fall are encouraged to apply by the primary deadline and will be notified of any award prior to the start of fall registration. Applications from new students will also be accepted after the primary deadline and will be considered throughout the year as funds allow; please submit your application before you plan to register. Applications for group classes and workshops will be accepted throughout the year from any student.

Funding is provided by Leisure Services of Dubuque, NISOM, and private donors. Those receiving Leisure Services funds must live within Dubuque city limits and will need to complete an income verification report to accept their scholarship award.

All scholarship students are expected to demonstrate commitment to NISOM and their music education via attendance and participation.

 

Flint-Lindsay Scholarship Fund - Continuing Students

The Flint-Lindsay Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 to provide tuition funding to NISOM students. Funding is provided by James & Susan Lindsay via an endowed scholarship fund.

For the 2017-2018 school year, one student will be awarded a full scholarship for weekly 30-minute private lessons. Applicants should intend to study at NISOM for the entire 2017-2018 school year.

The ideal recipient is a student who has been nominated by a NISOM music teacher as an outstanding musician who displays a passion for musical performance, has been in the NISOM music program for at least one year, and is in need of financial assistance to continue his or her music education. The Flint-Lindsay Scholarship is open to NISOM students of any age and is eligible for all lesson types. Students with both financial need and outstanding musicianship are strongly encouraged to apply. Those with either financial need or outstanding musicianship will also be considered. Musicianship will be weighed slightly heavier than financial need in selecting the recipient. Students must have studied at NISOM between July 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017. Preference will be given to students who will have been enrolled at NISOM for at least one school year as of August 2017.

To Apply: Review the Flint-Lindsay Scholarship Guidelines and submit a 2017-2018 Flint-Lindsay Scholarship Application Form to NISOM by Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 6:00PM. This is not a post-mark deadline. Hard copies are available at the NISOM office. The Flint-Lindsay form must be used. An application form for NISOM’s general need-based scholarship program is not sufficient. Applicants will be required to have 1 to 2 letters of recommendation from music teachers, which must also be submitted to NISOM by June 1 at 6:00PM. See Guidelines for more information.

Students who wish to be considered for a need-based scholarship in the event that they are not awarded the Flint-Lindsay scholarship or families seeking need-based scholarships for additional lessons may indicate this in their Flint-Lindsay Scholarship application form. A separate application for need-based scholarship consideration for the 2017-2018 school year is not necessary.

All scholarship students are expected to demonstrate commitment to NISOM and their music education via attendance and participation.

 

Ryan Scholarship Fund - New Students

The Ryan Scholarship Fund was established in 2017 in memory of Leroy and Marion Ryan. This funding for students to study at NISOM is provided via an endowed scholarship fund.

For the 2017-2018 school year, one student will be awarded a full scholarship for weekly 30-minute private lessons. Applicants should intend to study at NISOM for the entire 2017-2018 school year.

The purpose of the Ryan scholarship is to enhance the music education of a student who is not currently taking private lessons due to need for financial assistance. The ideal recipient is a student who intends to enroll at NISOM and has been recommended by a teacher or other adult who can attest that the student shows potential to succeed in his/her music lessons and who has sufficient need of financial aid. The Ryan Scholarship is open to music students of any age and is eligible for all lesson types. Preference will be given to students who will have never been enrolled at NISOM. Students who have been enrolled at NISOM for less than two years and who demonstrate both financial need and musical potential will also be considered.

To Apply: Review the Ryan Scholarship Guidelines and submit a 2017-2018 Ryan Scholarship Application Form to NISOM by Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 6:00PM. This is not a post-mark deadline. Hard copies are available at the NISOM office. The Ryan form must be used. An application form for NISOM’s general need-based scholarship program is not sufficient. Applicants will be required to have a letter of recommendation from a music teacher or another adult who can attest to abilities, which must also be submitted to NISOM by June 1 at 6:00PM.  See Guidelines for more information.

Students who wish to be considered for a need-based scholarship in the event that they are not awarded the Ryan scholarship or families seeking need-based scholarships for additional lessons may indicate this in their Ryan Scholarship application form. A separate application for need-based scholarship consideration for the 2017-2018 school year is not necessary.

All scholarship students are expected to demonstrate commitment to NISOM and their music education via attendance and participation.

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