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Scholarship Opportunities

Applications are closed for summer 2024.  Applications for summer 2025 will open December 15, 2024.

The Middle Tennessee Suzuki Association offers scholarships to both our student and teacher members. Teachers may apply for a scholarship to attend a Suzuki Teacher Training Workshop at a Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) sanctioned institute of their choice.  Students may apply to attend a Suzuki summer institute.  For questions, please contact

Student Scholarships

Summer Institute Scholarships

MTSA awards several scholarships for study at summer Suzuki Institutes based on merit and/or need.  Student scholarships are available to any MTSA student, after completing their first full year of membership.

Deadline: February 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 an MTSA need-based student scholarship. Students with extenuating financial circumstances will also be considered. Deadline: August 1.

Teacher Scholarships

Jean Parks Memorial Teacher Training Scholarships

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

Deadline: February 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

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 for MTSA teacher development and training, sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA). Donations may be made to the Jean Parks Memorial. All contributions are tax-deductible.

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