2022 Past Recipients
Named Scholarships
General Scholarships

Scholarships & Criteria

Scholarship applications will open on January 15th and close on April 15th.

Kathy Hackett Memorial Scholarship



Applicant Criteria:

Student applicants must be enrolled or soon to be enrolled in a Texas college or university as a music education. Must be a senior or recent high school graduate from a Texas High School with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

  1. Must be a graduate of a Texas high school with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  2. Proof of current enrollment as a full-time freshman student at a Texas college or university in a study leading to a degree in Music Education
  3. Current transcript of HS is required.
  4.  A letter of application (typed) from the applicant listing his/her qualifications, listing any honors, activities or achievements and describing his/her professional goals and aspirations including current or future employment.
  5. Three sealed letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a current TCDA member.  These should be sent directly to the TCDA Office.

James Edward (Jim) Matheny Scholarship

Applicant Criteria:

Student applicants must join TCDA as a Student Member in order to apply. In addition, the applicant must be enrolled or will soon be enrolled in a Texas college or university as a choral music education or vocal performance major. Must be a senior or recent high school graduate.  Preference is given to seniors or recent graduates of Marshall HS, Marshall, TX or A&M Consolidated HS, College Station, TX with a minimum 2.5 GPA. The applicant must have at least two years of musical involvement including high school choir.  Qualified applicants are considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

Application Requirements:

The following items must be enclosed with the application form: All materials can be uploaded to this application or scanned and emailed to [email protected]  Qualified applicants are considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

1. A letter of application (typed or printed) that describes your qualifications; lists any honors, activities, or achievements; and describes your professional goals and aspirations including current or future employment.
2. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a current TCDA member. These can be sent directly to the TCDA office: TCDA, Scholarship Recommendations; PO Box 50250 Austin, TX 78763 or we will accept emails from the source of the letters. Send to [email protected].
3. A copy of your current transcript (undergraduate) and resume.
4. Proof of acceptance and enrollment in the upcoming fall semester as a full-time student (12+ hrs) in an accredited Texas college or university with the intention of majoring in choral music education or vocal performance.

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2023


Undergraduate Scholarship

Applicant Criteria:

Student applicants must join TCDA as a Student Member in order to apply. In addition, the applicant must be enrolled in a Texas college or university as an undergraduate choral music education or church music major and have 60+ hours and a 3.0 GPA toward that degree by May 31 of the application year.  Qualified applicants are considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

Application Requirements:
The following items must be provided with this application form: All materials can be uploaded to this application or scanned and emailed to [email protected]

1. A letter of application (typed or printed) that describes your qualifications; lists any honors, activities, or achievements; and describes your professional goals and aspirations including current or future employment.
2. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a current TCDA member. These can be sent directly to the TCDA office: TCDA, Scholarship Recommendations; PO Box 50250 Austin, TX 78763 or we will accept emails from the source of the letters. Send to [email protected].
3. A copy of your current transcript (undergraduate).

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2023


Professional Scholarship

Applicant Criteria:

Professional applicants must be Active Members of TCDA with three (3) continuous years of membership seeking assistance with higher education (graduate school or certification level workshops).  Qualified applicants are considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

Application Requirements:

The following items must be provided with this application form: All materials can be uploaded to this application or scanned and emailed to [email protected]

1. A letter of application describing your qualifications, professional goals and a description of the higher education or workshop certification sought
2. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a current TCDA member. These can be sent directly to the TCDA office: TThese can be sent directly to the TCDA office: TCDA, Scholarship Recommendations; PO Box 50250 Austin, TX 78763 or we will accept emails from the source of the letters. Send to [email protected].
3. Resume or Vitae

4.  Proof of Acceptance or current Transcript

 


 

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2023

Early Career TCDA Convention Scholarship 

Applicants must be Active Members of TCDA with one to three years of experience as a choral director. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.  The total award amount is $500 which may be applied to Convention Registration but not membership fees. Additional receipts for travel releated expenses should be submitted to the TCDA office for reimbursement following the convention.  Recipients will be announced and introduced at the TCDA Convention Business Meeting during the convention.


Application Deadline:  April 15, 2023