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Young Artist Mentorship Program

Through the Young Artist Mentorship Program, college students and recent graduates who identify as belonging to a marginalized cultural group (BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, flutists with disabilities, etc.) will be paired with professionally established mentors from similar cultural backgrounds. The flutists selected for this program will be provided with career development resources, dedicated one-on-one guidance, and a supportive network of like-minded artists to share the journey with.

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. 

Lesson Scholarships 

The Lesson Scholarships Program provides private lessons year-round to students enrolled at community music schools in major cities across the country. This renewable scholarship supports talented school-age students through their high school graduations. In addition to flute lessons, each student is assigned a mentor who oversees progress and helps the student explore study habits, career possibilities, and life skills. Students also receive complimentary memberships to the NFA. Participating schools include:

  • Harmony Project, Los Angeles, CA
  • Harlem School for the Arts, New York, NY
  • Merit School of Music, Chicago, IL
  • Levine School of Music, Washington, DC

Youth Flute Day Scholarships

Secondary school students are awarded scholarships to attend Youth Flute Day, a day-long series of youth-centered events at the NFA Convention, at no cost. Each year, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee identifies 10-12 flute students who attend school in the convention host city and who could not otherwise afford to attend.