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Program Scholarships

1. NPM Program Scholarships

NPM program scholarships are made possible through the generosity of NPM members who have made financial contributions to the NPM Program Scholarship Fund. These scholarships are provided to assist pastoral musicians with limited financial resources in taking advantage of opportunities for continuing formation at NPM conventions and institutes.

Scholarship Applicants
Applicants for scholarships must be NPM members and should be from economically disadvantaged parishes. The financial need of the applicant should be reflected in the application. NPM encourages members of all ethnic and racial groups to apply for scholarships.

Scholarship Awards
Scholarship applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. Scholarships are awarded depending on the financial need of the applicant and the amount of funds available in the NPM Program Scholarship Fund. Scholarships for conventions include full convention registration only. Scholarships for NPM institutes include the commuter registration fee only. All remaining costs must be borne by the applicant and/or his or her parish.

The Application Process

  • Complete the NPM Program Scholarship Application (pdf file)
  • Have the Parish Recommendation (pdf file) completed by your pastor or pastoral administrator.
  • Send all the completed forms to:

    National Association of Pastoral Musicians
    ATTN: Program Scholarships
    962 Wayne Ave., Suite 210
    Silver Spring, MD 20910-4461

All application materials must be received by April 10 for the 2015 National Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Scholarship applications cannot be reviewed without all of the completed forms.


Follow-Up
Scholarship recipients are to submit a follow-up report, reflecting on their convention or institute experience, describing what they have learned, what they are taking back to their parish, and how they can implement what they have learned.

 


2. Paluch Family Foundation/World Library Publications Program Scholarships
Available: One $700 scholarship; three $600 scholarships

The Paluch Family Foundation and World Library Publications (WLP) have donated $2,500 for program scholarships.  These scholarships are provided to assist pastoral musicians with limited financial resources in taking advantage of opportunities for continuing formation at NPM conventions.

These scholarships cover the cost of full convention registration ($295) plus additional funds to be applied to travel or related convention expenses. Applicants for these Paluch/WLP program scholarships must be NPM members and should be from economically disadvantaged parishes. Scholarship applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. Scholarships are awarded depending on the financial need of the applicant.

The Application Process

  • Complete the Paluch/WLP Program Scholarship Application (pdf file)
  • Have the Parish Recommendation (pdf file) completed by your pastor or pastoral administrator.
  • Send all the completed forms to:

    National Association of Pastoral Musicians
    ATTN: Paluch/WLP Program Scholarships
    962 Wayne Ave., Suite 210
    Silver Spring, MD 20910-4461

All application materials must be received by April 10 for the 2015 National Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Scholarship applications cannot be reviewed without all of the completed forms.

 


3. Steven Warner and Notre Dame Folk Choir Program Scholarships
Available: Five $450 scholarships

Steven Warner and the Notre Dame Folk Choir have donated $2,250 for program scholarships.  These scholarships are provided to assist pastoral musicians currently serving in campus ministry to take advantage of opportunities for continuing formation at NPM conventions.

These scholarships cover the cost of full youth convention registration ($200) plus additional funds to be applied to travel or related convention expenses. Applicants for these program scholarships must be NPM youth members (under 21 or currently enrolled in full-time undergraduate programs) who are currently working in campus ministry, especially those engaged in music ministry on college campuses. Scholarship applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.

The Application Process

All application materials must be received by April 10 for the 2015 National Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Scholarship applications cannot be reviewed without all of the completed forms.

 

 

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