Want to study music in college? There’s a scholarship for that – the Notes for the Future Scholarship!

Music programs are constantly in danger of being cut from shrinking school budgets, despite proof of their power to enrich students’ lives and education. Research has shown that children who study musical instruments are more likely to excel in their academics, work better in teams, possess enhanced critical thinking skills and pursue further education.

After seeing the positive impact that music can have on a young person’s life, ISTS President and CEO Becky Sharpe wanted to encourage aspiring musicians to pursue their passion through music education.

Now in its third year, the scholarship program is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in the United States who plan study music in college. Students must submit a recording/video audition of a live, solo performance in addition to academic information.

Awardees will receive a scholarship of up to $1,000 and all applicants will be able to opt-in to a music college recruiting database, allowing their audition to be shared with the department of music representatives from post-secondary institutions nationwide.

From music education and jazz studies to vocal performance and music technology, studying music in college comes with options! With a wide variety of majors and concentrations, student musicians can craft their music education program based on their interests.

Learn more and apply before the December 4 deadline at http://programs.applyISTS.com/NFTFscholarship.