As Montana’s only nonprofit community music school, North Valley Music School founded this scholarship to encourage the pursuit of music education, provide philanthropic funding for American Indians and indigenous communities, and enable broader public awareness of the diverse musical contributions of Montana’s American Indians to the culture of our state and region. We seek to honor and award such individuals as role models of citizenship, creativity, and entrepreneurship in the arts.
NVMS American Indian Music Scholarship offers two $500 scholarships to be used for any need. The NVMS Scholarship provides financial assistance to American Indian high school and college students pursuing professional degrees in music. Applicants must be a US citizen, national, or permanent legal resident of Montana who is of American Indian ethnicity, and be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university.
The recipient must be a full-time, degree-seeking student by the upcoming academic calendar year and must be pursuing a major in music. Please submit in application and include a cover letter, resume with transcript, grades, activities, awards, honors, volunteer service, etc. Include a 500 - 1,000 word personal statement that addresses the prompt: "Why is music important, future goals, why you deserve this scholarship"
Letter of recommendation will preferably be from a music teacher or someone aware of your musicianship. Awards are intended for use in the upcoming scholastic year (ex: Fall 2022) and checks will be issued directly to scholarship recipients. Void outside the U.S. and wherever prohibited by law. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.