Scholarships and Grants


Each year we give out scholarships and grants to students, chapters, educators and professionals. In achieving our mission we award funding of grants and scholarships to promote the recorder and to provide resources and opportunities to our diverse recorder community. In response to the pandemic, the ARS Board has determined that online events are eligible for scholarships and grants.

Funding for Scholarships and grants comes from the generous support of donors. Please consider making a gift to support this program.


The ARS offers the following scholarships and grants:

Educational Outreach Grants: Meeting certain criteria, anyone teaching the recorder may apply for this grant. ARS membership is not required to apply. Application period: May 1-June 15, to be used after September 1

Professional Development Grants: Any recorder professional, meeting certain criteria, may apply to ARS for support of their professional development pursuits. Primarily funding the ARS Recorder Residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, applications for other venues will be considered. Deadline: September 15 of the year preceding the proposed residency or project.

Workshop Scholarships: Any member who needs financial assistance to attend an in-person or online weekend or week-long workshop may apply for this scholarship. Deadline: extended to August 31

Chapter and Recorder Orchestra Grants: These grants are awarded to Chapters or Recorder Orchestras with 10 or more ARS members to supplement membership-enhancing programs.
Deadline: May 15, to be used after September 1

Traveling Teacher Program: Recorder communities without a recorder teacher in their area may apply for a grant to cover a professional teacher's traveling costs. Deadline: March 1, to be used after September 1

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