Scholarships & Grants

BMTN Student Scholarship

Description: The Black Music Therapy Network, Inc. Student Scholarship was designed to contribute to the advancement of Black students within the field of music therapy. An award in the amount of $1500 will be offered annually to two (2) degree-seeking students who are of African descent and racially positioned as Black to offset the cost of attendance at a music therapy academic program. Academic costs may include tuition, fees, room and board, books, and/or instruments. Eligible applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at a music therapy program and demonstrate financial need. To be considered for this scholarship, all applicants must submit an online application by August 15, 2020. Applicants must state the professional benefit of receiving this award, demonstrate financial need, and provide documentation of enrollment or acceptance to a music therapy program. The award recipients will receive email notification by August 31, 2020. Please direct any questions to the Awards & Scholarship Coordinator at blackmtnetwork@gmail.com.

Amount: $1500

 

Application Deadline:  All applications must be received by 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) on August 15, 2020.

 

Application Submission Material

Documents needed for submission: 

 

Eligibility Criteria 

To qualify for this award, applicants must:

  1. Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an approved music therapy program and/or completing a music therapy internship

  2. Identify as a person who is of African descent and racially positioned as Black

  3. Submit a completed application form

BMTN Professional Development Grant

Description: The Black Music Therapy Network Professional Development Grant offers monetary assistance to support the professional advancement and growth of the Black music therapy community. An award in the amount of $500 will be offered to two (2) persons of African descent and racially positioned as Black to aid in music therapy career-related expenses (e.g. continuing education costs, purchase of instruments, professional supervision, business development, or CBMT examination fees) that contribute to the applicant’s professional advancement or continued improvement of professional knowledge, skill, and effectiveness. Eligible applicants must be a board-certified music therapist or have completed coursework in music therapy and are certificate-seeking. To be considered for this award, all applicants must submit an online application with a one-page narrative (400 to 500 words) stating how they would professionally benefit from this award. All applications are due August 31, 2020. The narratives will be assigned an ID number, then distributed and reviewed independently by members of a masked review panel.  The award recipients will receive email notification by September 15, 2020.  Please direct any questions to the Award & Scholarship Coordinator at blackmtnetwork@gmail.com.

 

Amount: $500 

 

Application Deadline: All applications must be received by 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) on August 31, 2020.

 

Application Submission Material

  • Official documents that confirm music therapy certification or completion of music therapy degree program (i.e. official or unofficial transcript) 

  • Online application form (Link: https://forms.gle/53t29qf23tduJKFj6)

 

Eligibility Criteria 

To qualify for this award, applicants must:

  1. A board-certified music therapist or have completed coursework in music therapy and are certificate-seeking

  2. Identify as a person of African descent and racially positioned as Black

  3. Submit a completed application form

Additional Resources

BIPOC Student Fund by Black Arts Therapies Educators' Emergency Grant

 

Description: The purpose of the Emergency Grant is to provide funds to creative arts therapies students in need of immediate assistance with food, housing, emergency travel expenses, cell phone service, medical care, child care, or adult home care services. A select number of Emergency Grants will be designated for students whose needs are based on unplanned or additional educational expenses such as high-speed internet, technology repairs or upgrades, books, art supplies, and instruments.  

 

Amount: $250 - $1000

 

Application Deadline: Applications for the Fall 2020 semester will be accepted on a monthly basis with a deadline of the 15th at 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time. Applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted or by November 15, 2020. A new cycle of applications will reopen in Spring 2021 and will be announced on the BIPOC Student Fund website.

 

Application Submission Materials 

  • Unofficial transcripts or other official letter of acceptance with declared intent to enroll 

  • Online application form (Website Link: https://www.arttherapystudies.com

 

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Be enrolled or accepted in a creative arts therapy program

  2. Identify as a person who is Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color

  3. Submit a complete application according to the Emergency Grant detailed guidelines.

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