Scholarship Program

 

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2018-2019 General Need-Based Application                


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 2018-2019 school year.

To Apply: New students may submit a 2018-2019 Scholarship Application to NISOM. Hard copies are available at the NISOM office. Please submit your application before you plan to register. Applications for group classes and workshops will be accepted throughout the year from any student.

The deadline has passed for current/former student scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Students must apply each school year they wish to be considered for funding, and all returning private students must apply by the primary deadline of July 1. Current students who have a change in financial position with a new need for scholarship assistance should contact us.

Funding is provided by Leisure Services of Dubuque, HAVlife Foundation, NISOM, and private donors.

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 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 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, 2017 and May 31, 2018. Preference will be given to students who will have been enrolled at NISOM for at least one school year as of August 2018.

The 2018 application deadline has passed. No additional applications will be accepted for the 2018-2019 school year.

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 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 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.

The 2018 application deadline has passed. No additional applications will be accepted for the 2018-2019 school year.

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 2018-2019 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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