FAQ about Scholarships

 
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Who can apply?
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Must I be a member of ARS? 
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Where can I use my scholarship? 
 
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May I apply again if I have received an ARS scholarship in the past? 
 
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How much assistance is available?
 
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What are the application deadlines?
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Is there a deadline for using the scholarship?
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How do I apply? 

 

 
Who can apply? 

Any member who would like to attend a workshop and could use some financial assistance is eligible to apply. You need not provide proof of financial need. ARS scholarships are available to players of all ages and ability levels - recent scholarship recipients range in age from 12 to 65. Applicants should show a serious interest in the recorder and enjoy sharing their love of the instrument with others. Recorder should be the main instrument played at the workshop for which an applicant is applying.

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Must I be a member of ARS? 

Yes, the ability to apply for scholarships and grants is a benefit to ARS members. (The one exception is for Educational Outreach Grant applicants.)
Anyone who is not a current member is eligible to join ARS at our half-price introductory special, with the first year costing $25. This also applies to former members who have lapsed for over 5 years.

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Where can I use my scholarship?

Scholarships are awarded for attendance both weekend as well as for a weekend workshop. Weekend workshops are defined as those lasting 4 days or less. 

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May I apply again if I have received an ARS scholarship in the past? 

Other factors being equal, priority will be given to those who have not received previous ARS scholarships.

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How much assistance is available?

Weekend scholarships are awarded in amounts up to $125. Summer Week-long scholarships are issued awarded in amounts ranging from $150 up to $500.

What are the application deadlines? 

Applications for summer week-long workshops are due March 31. For other week-long workshops, applications are accepted up to two months before funding is needed. Applications for weekend workshops are accepted any time, but you are encouraged to apply two months in advance. 

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Is there a deadline for using the scholarship? 

Yes, any ARS scholarship must be used within a year of the award. 

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How do I apply? 

Download the ARS Weekend Workshop Scholarship Application form

Download the ARS Week-long Workshop Scholarship Application form

Or write to ARS Scholarship, P.O. Box 480054, Charlotte, NC 28269-5300

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