Scholarship Program

 

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General Scholarship application       Flint-Lindsay Scholarship application       Ryan Scholarship application


General Scholarships - for All Students

Northeast Iowa School of Music 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 occasionally awarded for summer lessons. Registration for the upcoming school year begins July 18 (current students) and July 25 (new and former students).

To Apply: New students may submit a Scholarship Application to Northeast Iowa School of Music. Paper copies are available at our 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.

Flint-Lindsay and Ryan scholarships are due July 1 and will be awarded for the upcoming school year. Students must apply each school year that they wish to be considered for funding.

Funding is provided by Leisure Services of Dubuque, HAVlife Foundation, Northeast Iowa School of Music, and private donors.

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

 

Flint-Lindsay Scholarship - for Continuing Students  

The Flint-Lindsay Scholarship Fund was established in 2013, and funding is provided by James and Susan Lindsay through an endowed scholarship fund with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.

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

The ideal recipient is a student who has been nominated by one of our faculty members as an outstanding musician, displays a passion for musical performance, has been taking lessons with us for at least one year, and needs financial assistance to continue his/her music education. Musicianship will be weighed slightly heavier than financial need in selecting the recipient.

Eligibility

The Flint-Lindsay Scholarship is open to current Northeast Iowa School of Music students of any age. Students may receive the Flint-Lindsay scholarship more than once but not for two consecutive years.

How to Apply

Submit a completed Flint-Lindsay Scholarship Application form and one/two letters of recommendation to Northeast Iowa School of Music by July 1. Forms are available in the office and at nisom.com.

Letters of Recommendation

  • Letter 1 (required): From your Northeast Iowa School of Music instructor.
  • Letter 2 (optional): From another of our instructors or from a community music teacher/ensemble director.
  • Submission of letters: Letters may be submitted with the application or separately, but all letters must be received by July 1.

Award Notification

The Endowed Scholarship Selection Committee will review all applications, select one Flint-Lindsay Scholarship recipient for the next school year, and notify the student of any award prior to fall registration. Northeast Iowa School of Music reserves the right to select no recipient.

Requirements of Recipient

The recipient must register for the next school year at fall registration and pay the balance of any fees (if applicable).

We will announce the recipient of the Flint-Lindsay scholarship in newsletters, on our bulletin board, on social media, and on nisom.com after we receive a student biography and photograph. The recipient will also write a thank you to the donor and offer the donor an in-person performance.

Questions

If you have any questions about this information or the application, please contact the office manager at (563) 690-0151 or office@nisom.com.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan Scholarship - for New Students

The Ryan Scholarship Fund was established in 2017 in memory of Leroy and Marion Ryan to enhance the music education of a student not currently taking private lessons due to financial need, and funding is provided through an endowed scholarship fund with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.

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

The ideal recipient is a student who intends to enroll at Northeast Iowa School of Music and has been recommended by a teacher or other adult who can attest that the student shows potential to grow musically and has need of financial aid.

Eligibility

The Ryan Scholarship is open to new music students of any age. Students who have been enrolled here for less than two years and demonstrate both financial need and musical potential may also be considered.

How to Apply

Submit a completed Ryan Scholarship Application form and one letter of recommendation to Northeast Iowa School of Music by July 1. Forms are available in the office and at nisom.com.

Letter of Recommendation

  • Include a letter of recommendation from:
  1. the instructor with whom you currently study or
  2. another adult who can attest to your abilities, musical potential, and perseverance
  • Submission of letters: Letters may be submitted with the application or separately, but all letters must be received by July 1.

Award Notification

The Endowed Scholarship Selection Committee will review all applications, select one Ryan Scholarship recipient for the next school year, and notify the student of any award prior to fall registration. Northeast Iowa School of Music reserves the right to select no recipient.

Requirements of Recipient

The recipient must register for the next school year at fall registration and pay the balance of any fees (if applicable).

We will announce the recipient of the Ryan scholarship in newsletters, on our bulletin board, on social media, and on nisom.com after we receive a student biography and photograph. The recipient will also write a thank you to the donor and offer the donor an in-person performance.

Questions

If you have any questions about this information or the application, please contact the office manager at (563) 690-0151 or office@nisom.com.


Students must apply by July 1 to be considered for the upcoming school year.

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