Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in or currently pursuing college coursework consistent with a degree in music string performance. Students must be be a member of a school or other organized string ensemble or orchestra.
DTE Energy Foundation Sphinx Competition $3,000-$50,000
Sponsor: Sphinx Organization
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. legal residents who are of junior high school, high school or college age. They must submit a videotape of a solo performance in order to be considered for the live semifinals competition. Selection is based on the quality of performance during the semifinal and final rounds of live competition.
How to apply: Application instructions are available online. A videotaped solo performance, autobiography, repertoire list, applicant photo and registration fee are required.
400 Renaissance Center Suite 2550 Detroit, MI 48243
Llewellyn L. Cayvan String Instrument Scholarship Varies
Sponsor: Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Eligibility: Applicants must provide an academic transcript from most recent semester. High school seniors must include first semester senior year. In addition, students must include an essay with application.
Stillman Kelley National Instrumental Awards $200-$1,000
Sponsor: National Federation of Music Clubs Stillman-Kelley Award
Eligibility: Applicants must be instrumentalists, must not reach their 19th birthday by March 1 and be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. This award rotates by region with the Northeastern and Southeastern regions in even years and Central and Western regions in odd years.
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Nathalie Steinbach 15 Mount Vernon Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22405