2020 Princeton Music Booster Private Lesson Scholarship Applications
Available March 2-April 3, 2020 ONLINE ONLY
The links are now live for Princeton Music Booster Private Lesson Scholarship applications. All applications are online this year and paper copies are not available or submittable. Students currently in grades 6-11 are eligible to apply for Private Lesson Scholarships. Graduating Seniors planning to major in music are eligible to apply for the Joan Meier Scholarship. Please read the information included in the links and complete the forms carefully. Please plan accordingly and submit by April 3 at 11:59pm. The counselor/teacher recommendation also needs to be submitted by the deadline of April 3 at 11:59pm.
Starting in 1961 with the award of two scholarships, the Music Boosters have supported the musical growth of hundreds of Princeton music students through the subsidy of private lesson expenses. Although private study is not required for participation in the Princeton Music program, it is well understood that advanced musical achievement requires this level of instruction. The awarding of scholarships to talented and dedicated music students not only encourages their growth but also has a direct impact on the quality of the overall music curriculum. For this reason, scholarships are intended for students and families that have made a long-term commitment to the Princeton music program.
Regular Booster scholarships are valued at $500.00. In most cases this is less than the cost of one year of lessons, as the intent of the award is to subsidize the expenses of a number of students rather than pay the entire cost for a few. It is also expected that there is intent to continue lessons beyond the length of the scholarship. Money will be paid directly to an approved private instructor in two installments, at the beginning of each school semester. Students are eligible to receive a lesson scholarship once in middle school and once in high school.
Be sure to allow several days for your chosen non-music teacher or counselor to complete the recommendation. All completed applications are due online by 11:59pm April 3.
Links for scholarship applications are available:
(current 6-11th graders)And the teacher recommendation form (they have to forward the link to the teacher of their choice, instructions are in the application itself)Graduating seniors who are majoring in music may access the Joan Meier Scholarship:
- E-mail from music staff
- www.princetonschools.net -Viking Village-Princeton Music Department-Princeton Music Booster Scholarships