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Dear Arkansas Band Director:


The Arkansas Women Band Directors’ Association, in keeping with our goal of recognizing young people who are entering the field of instrumental music, annually presents several scholarships.  This year, we hope to continue offering the AWBDA scholarships in the amount of $400.00 each.  These scholarships are awarded to both male and female Arkansas high school seniors who are planning to major in instrumental music education in college this fall.  The winners will be selected by a panel of AWBDA members, with the most emphasis being placed on the applicant’s musical achievements, leadership in their school band, and written essay.


Work on the scholarships was initiated when the AWBDA membership was looking for worthwhile projects to bring positive recognition to instrumental music in our state.  When asking for donations each year, we find that the enthusiasm for this project is overwhelming.  Several music businesses and organizations always generously agree to sponsor scholarships.


An application for the scholarship is attached.  If you have more than one applicant, please feel free to make copies of the form, or additional copies may be obtained from:


                                                Valerie Laney-Rowe

                                                2506 Amhurst St.

                                                Magnolia, AR 71753

                                                Email: valerie.laney@magnoliaschools.net


Completed applications should be returned to the above address postmarked no later than

March 29th.  Please remind your applicants to include a copy of their high school transcript and a letter of recommendation from you along with the other required information.  In order for students to be eligible they must be planning to major in music education (not performance) this fall.  Also encourage your students to fill out this application neatly and completely.  The essay will receive much consideration.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I will be glad to help.


Thank you very much for helping us to provide this opportunity to your students!


Valerie Laney-Rowe

AWBDA Scholarship Chairman


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