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Scholarship Opportunities

Applications for 2021 are now closed.  Please check back later for summer 2022 applications.

The Middle Tennessee Suzuki Association offers scholarships to both our student and teacher members. Teachers may apply for a merit-based or need-based scholarship to attend Suzuki Teacher Training at a Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) sanctioned institute of their choice. Students may apply for a merit-based or need-based scholarship to attend a Suzuki institute, and a need-based scholarship to attend the Annual Fall Violin Workshop.  For questions, please contact scholarship@middletnsuzuki.org.

Student Scholarships

Summer Institute Scholarships

MTSA awards several scholarships for study at summer Suzuki Institutes based on merit and/or need.

Deadline: March 1st.

MTSA Workshop and Membership Scholarships

A limited number of financial need-based scholarships are awarded for MTSA membership and participation in the MTSA Fall Workshop. Any student falling under the qualifying guidelines for free or reduced lunch programs as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture is eligible for a MTSA need-based student scholarship. Students with extenuating financial circumstances will also be considered. Deadline: August 1, 2019.

Teacher Scholarships

Jean Parks Memorial Fund Teacher Training Scholarships

A limited number of partial scholarships are awarded for SAA conference or SAA-sanctioned teacher development. Teacher Scholarships are available to any MTSA teacher member after completing their first full year of membership.

Deadline: March 1st.

SAA Teacher Development Scholarship

The SAA offers Teacher Development Scholarships that provide tuition assistance for Unit Courses offered at Suzuki Institutes. Deadline: February 4th.

About the Jean Parks Memorial Fund

Jean Parks, a beloved Suzuki teacher, passed away of colon cancer in December of 2005. She was a champion of the Suzuki philosophy and the MTSA. She is greatly missed. A scholarship has been set up in her honor. This fund is used for MTSA teacher development and training, sponsored by the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA). It is the MTSA’s hope that the Jean Parks Memorial Fund will continue to grow as Suzuki students and alumni celebrate both the memory of a beloved Suzuki teacher and their own teacher, by contributing to this fund. All contributions are tax-deductible.

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