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First Generation in College Scholarship

Continuing and strengthening NFA’s mission of inspiring flutists, enriching lives, and impacting those who need it most, the First Generation in College Scholarship aims to support and develop educational and career opportunities for talented, first generation in college students. First-generation in college students are defined as those students whose parents have not completed a bachelor's degree. Offered nationwide, this scholarship provides a transformative experience for college-level students with challenging financial backgrounds.

About the Scholarship

The First Generation in College Scholarship is a merit-based, one-time monetary award granted to a flutist currently enrolled in or accepted to attend an accredited college, university or conservatory in the United States.  Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate music degree with the flute as their primary instrument and comply with the definition of first-generation college students above.

The awardee will receive a monetary award of $2,000 to be applied toward tuition, educational fees, or any other related expenses including but not limited to housing, meals, travel, or educational materials. In addition, the awardee will enjoy one-on-one career mentorship sessions by the Career and Artistic Development Committee during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Applications should be submitted by June 1, 2020 and results will be notified by August 1. Questions should be directed to scholarship coordinator Nora Lee Garcia.
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Application Requirements

In order to be considered for the First Generation in College Flute Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a citizen or legal resident of the United States.
  2. Be under the age of 25 years by the application date.
  3. Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student majoring in music at an accredited college, university, or conservatory in the United States.
  4. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and rising senior students in college will be eligible to apply. Senior students in high school who have completed an audition and application process and have been accepted into a music program at a university, college, or conservatory in the United States are also eligible.

Applications must be submitted by June 1, 2020.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Before uploading your application materials, rename all electronic files so they begin with your name (example: John Doe Filename).

Applicants must submit the following materials; incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. An audio or video recording. Please submit .mp3, .mp4, or .mov files. Links to YouTube or SoundCloud are also acceptable.
  2. Two letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should address the following: (a) the applicant's present and prospective level of flute musicianship; (b) the applicant’s potential to succeed in a higher education setting; and (c) the financial need of the applicant. Please only submit .doc, .docx, or .pdf files.

Please follow the link to access the application form.