The Mid-Atlantic Region Scholarship for Racial Minority Students
The Mid-Atlantic Region Scholarship for Racial Minority Students is specifically designed to contribute to the advancement of racial minority students within the field of music therapy. An award in the amount of $1000 will be offered to one (1) racially underrepresented degree seeking member to offset the cost of attendance in an AMTA approved music therapy program. Academic cost may include tuition, fees, books, and/or room and board. To be eligible, you must identify as a racial minority, be a member of the AMTA and demonstrate a relationship with the MAR demonstrate a relationship through fulfilling the following criteria:

1) Enrollment in an AMTA approved music therapy program (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral) located in the MAR or internship in a National Roster or University Affiliated internship located in the MAR; and
2) Maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0; and
3) Demonstrate financial need.

If you are starting your internship in 2018 and will continue your internship in 2019, you are eligible to apply. If you will be interning in 2018, but have not yet been accepted to an internship site, you are eligible to apply.

Instructions: To apply for this scholarship, complete the online application by the deadline provided below. Incomplete, late, or incorrectly filled out applications will not be accepted. You will need to provide contact information for your academic advisor and 2 references on your online application—your music therapy advisor, a music therapy supervisor, and a professional reference of your choice. These should be a music therapy professor or clinical supervisor and one person of your choice that has worked with you professionally (e.g. music professor, psychology professor, other clinician, etc.). We will contact your references to obtain their recommendations. Additionally, if selected as a finalist for this award, you will be required to provide an official copy of your transcript for review. Applications will be evaluated based upon the following criterion: professional activity, involvement in community and university activity, professional goals, recommendations, and student need. Make sure you do not have personally identifying information in the short answer/essay portions of your application. Please direct any questions to the Vice President of Membership at

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