Area 4 HMA Scholarship to National Seminar 2020 in Orlando
Event Timing: July 16th-20th, 2020
Event Address: Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
1500 Masters Blvd, Championsgate, FL 33896

Handbell Musicians of America Area 4 is pleased to offer 3 scholarships to the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar 2020. The seminar will feature classes and tracks for directors and ringers of all levels and abilities, as well as concerts by some of the top handbell performers.

The "Full Ride" scholarship will include full event registration, airfare/travel reimbursement up to $300, and hotel reimbursement based on double occupancy group rates that have been negotiated through HMA.

Two "Event Registration" scholarships will cover the full event registration for the entirety of the seminar.

Deadline for scholarship application: April 1, 2020.
Recipients will be notified by April 15, 2020 and must register for National Seminar by May 1, 2020.
Email address *
Eligibility Requirements and Guidelines
- Handbell Musicians of America member or sub-member in good standing (this includes ringers and directors whose choir has a full membership)
- Area 4 Resident (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, Bahamas and US Virgin Islands)
- First-time attendee of National Seminar
- Write a summary (at least 400 words + photos if possible) of their experience at the National Seminar for publication due August 15, 2020.
- A reference from a full guild member who is knowledgeable about your work with handbells and must be received by April 1, 2020 to treasurer.area4@handbellmusicians.org
- Only one scholarship will be awarded to an individual.
- A committee appointed by the chair of Area 4 will review all applications and select the recipients. Area 4 reserves all rights to award all, some, or none of the scholarships based upon the number of applicants and their qualifications. The decision of the Area 4 Board is final.
First and Last Name *
Address: Street, City, State, Zip Code *
Home/Mobile Phone Number *
HMA Membership Number *
Is this your personal membership or a church/organization membership?
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E-mail Address *
Which scholarship are you applying for? *
Describe why you wish to attend the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar. Include a brief statement about your experience as a handbell musician and your musical education/background. *
Describe how you will use new knowledge gained at this event and how you will share that knowledge with others. *
How long have you been working with Handbells/Handchimes? *
Name and location of current handbell choir(s). *
Is your attendance dependent upon receiving the scholarship? *
If you are applying for the Full Ride Scholarship, would you still be able to attend National Seminar 2020 if you are awarded the Event Registration only scholarship?
Any additional information you wish the scholarship committee to know.
I understand that I will have to pay for registration, travel expenses, and hotel accommodations and then I will be reimbursed after receipt of documentation. Paid invoices/receipts, accompanied with the reimbursement form, can be forwarded at any time for reimbursement to treasurer.area4@handbellmusicians.org *
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Reference Submission
This application is not considered complete until your reference has been received. References must be received on or before April 1, 2020 and is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure it is sent. Please have them submit their reference to treasurer.area4@handbellmusicians.org and include the following: Their name, phone number, email address, HMA membership number, church/organization they are affiliated with, and why they are recommending you for this scholarship. Subject line must include your name and 'Area 4 Scholarship Reference' (example: Jane Doe - Area 4 Scholarship Reference).
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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