AMTAS 2021 Scholarships In order of earliest application deadline to latest
Brian and Cathy Smith Memorial Fund: One cash scholarship of $500 will available to students each year. 2021 Nomination Deadline:5:00 pm EST on February 19, 2021 2021 Application Deadline: 5:00 pm EST on March 19, 2021
Christine K. Stevens Development Scholarship: Two full tuition scholarships for HealthRHYTHMS training (valued at $599 each) will be awarded annually. 2021 Nomination Deadline:5:00 pm EST on February 19, 2021 2021 Application Deadline: 5:00 pm EST on March 19, 2021
Edwina Eustis Dick Scholarship for Music Therapy Interns: Two cash scholarships of $500 will be available to interns each year. 2021 Nomination Deadline:5:00 pm EST on February 19, 2021 2021 Application Deadline: 5:00 pm EST on March 19, 2021 Detailed information on application process for three preceding scholarships is located here
The President's Challenge
The AMTAS President's Challenge was started in 2002 as a way for student music therapist to show our support for music therapy and to thank the professionals who have supported us in so many ways. The recipient must be a music therapist who is starting a music therapy program on a limited budget or with limited funds. We will support the recipient with donated musical items.
2021 Application Deadline: TBD View more information and apply here.
E.T. Gaston Research Competition
Sponsored by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) in cooperation with the Student Affairs Advisory Board. Papers on any topic relevant to the music therapy profession using the philosophical, historical, descriptive, or experimental mode of research are invited. A cash reward of $500 will be awarded to the winner(s) along with the opportunity to have the revised paper published on the AMTAS website.
2021 Application Deadline: 5:00 pm EST June 18, 2021 without exception. More information is available here on the AMTAS website.
AMTA Student Conference Scholar
The AMTA Student Conference Scholar (2 scholarships available) will receive:
$250 cash for conference expenses at the upcoming AMTA National Conference
Free conference registration
Free participation in CMTE courses and Institutes
2021 Application Deadline: 5:00 pm EST June 18, 2021 without exception. More information is available here on the AMTA website.
STARS Awards: Students Taking an Active Role Scholarships
The American Music Therapy Association for Students (AMTAS) is pleased to offer FIVE scholarships for AMTA student members. The STARS Awards will be awarded to one undergraduate student and one graduate student. The STARS CBMT Scholarship will be awarded to an intern who will be transitioning to a professional and will cover the cost of siting for the CBMT exam. The STARS AMTA Membership Scholarship will be awarded to an intern who will be transitioning to a professional to help cover the cost of their first AMTA Professional Membership. The STARS Internship Allowance Scholarship will be awarded to a current intern to help with expenses.
Applicants must have an interest in being involved in AMTAS at the school, state, regional and/or national levels. These STARS Awards and Scholarships will be presented at the second Student General Business Meeting at the 2021 National Conference. Applicants do not need to be present at conference to apply and win.
2021 Application Deadline: September 15th @ 11:59 PM Local time View more information and apply here.
Students may apply for more than one scholarship.
Scholarships are in part funded by donations made to AMTAS; interested in donating? Click Here!