Graduate Study Scholarships


Scholarship Application for
Graduate Study
Due by April 1

Financial Scholarships will be awarded for full time and part time graduate studies.

Eligible Applicants:
  • A choral conductor living in the state of MN
  • Membership in ACDA IS required
  • Must be in pursuit of an advanced degree in a choral music program
  • Have completed a minimum of two years of choral conducting in Minnesota
Award Categories:

Scholarships will be awarded to Minnesota conductors in the following categories:

  • Scholarships of up to $4,000 per candidate will be awarded for full time graduate study.
  • Scholarships of up to $1,450 per candidate will be awarded for part time graduate study.

Selection will be made by the FMC Endowment Fund Scholarship Subcommittee.

The applications must include:
  1. A complete current resume, including complete address, phone, and email information
  2. A description of applicant’s choral conducting experience
  3. At least three (3) concert programs representing the applicant’s work as a choral conductor
  4. A list of ACDA activities and events in which the applicant has participated
  5. The name of the graduate school(s) to which applicant has been accepted or is attending
  6. A detailed description of the graduate degree program being pursued


Deadline: April 1

Your Name (required)

Your ACDA Member Number (required)

ACDA Member Expiration (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Telephone Number (required)

Your Address (required)

Current Position (required)

Graduate Program(s) to which accepted and/or attending (required)

Detailed description of graduate degree program being pusued (required)

Describe your choral conducting experience (required)

List participation in ACDA activities / events (required)

Please indicate the receipt of any previous scholarships offered by the FMC Endowment Fund. No individual will be awarded more than one scholarship within any of these scholarship categories: Summer Dialogue, Graduate Study, ACDA National Division Conference, and World Symposium on Choral Music (required)
YES - I HAVE received previous scholarshipsNO - I HAVE NOT received any previous scholarships

If YES then please list the scholarship(s) and the year of award

Upload Required Documents

COMPLETE RESUME in .doc or .docx or .pdf formats,
max size 1mb (required)

At least 3 CONCERT PROGRAMS zipped in a single .zip format file
max size 5mb (required)