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Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends Student Scholarship

This scholarship gives financial aid to promising elementary and/or secondary orchestral instrument/vocal students who need assistance in meeting the cost of private lessons for coming 2020-21 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded for two (2) or more lessons depending on the need, merit and number of students applying. Please download the Scholarship Description form below for more information and eligibility requirements. Application forms and teacher recommendation forms are also available below.

Please note the eligibility requirements that are in effect for the 2020-21 academic year:

  • Applicants must be in grades 3-12  for the 2020-2021 school year
  • Applicants must have studied with their current teacher for at least one year prior to application date.
  • Applicants may apply for either a Friends Scholarship or the Phil Musician's Professional Scholarship, but not both.
  • Applications must be complete and submitted by September 1, 2020.

Scholarship Information Downloads

Download scholarship descriptions here.
Download student scholarship application form here.
Download music teacher recommendation form here.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Private Lesson Scholarship

Specifically for highly talented, motivated student musicians who want to pursue a career in music, this program provides scholarships to study with a Philharmonic musician. Scholarship recipients are selected through a competitive audition process and must demonstrate both musical talent and financial need. Please visit the Fort Wayne Philharmonic web site HERE for more information, eligibility requirements and application forms.

Past Friends Scholarship Awards

2019 awards for 26 music students totaled almost $10,000.

2018 awards for 26 music students totaled just over $6000.

In 2017, 20 students received over $6000 for music lesson assistance.

2016 awards totaled $4500 for 25 music student lesson costs.

In 2015, 25 students were awarded almost $4000 to help with their lesson costs.

2014 awards totaled $5000 to help 38 music students with their lesson costs.

In 2013, forty-one students received a total of almost $6000 to help pay for 215 private lessons.

In 2012, fifty-six young musicians received a total of $11,500 to cover the cost of 428 private lessons.

2011 awards totaled $8500 to help thirty-seven music students cover the cost of private lessons.

2010 awards to 40 music students totaled $10,000.

2009 awards totaled $6300 to assist thirty-one students in covering their 2009-10 music studies.

In 2008, thirty-nine students have received notification that a major portion of their 2008-09 music lessons will be paid for as $7300 in scholarship monies have been awarded. 

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