Upper Midwest Flute Association
 

UMFA Scholarship Program & Instrument Donations

About the Scholarship Program


UMFA's scholarship fund provides financial assistance for flute students of all ages and levels (including college students and adult students) who are permanent residents of the Upper Midwest (defined as Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota).  Note: Eligibility guidelines were updated in June 2016 to include students over age 18.


Scholarships may help cover the costs of private lessons, master classes, summer music camps, or flute pedagogy training (new as of spring 2017) for students who demonstrate financial need and dedication to their studies. 


To provide further support for students, UMFA maintains partnerships with the MusicLink Foundation and with Hopewell Music Cooperative North. Both organizations provide additional resources, including instruments, programming, and financial assistance, which students can use.


Application Deadlines: Fall: July 15 / Spring: November 1 / Summer: March 15


Questions about eligibility or applications: Email the Scholarship Application Coordinator at umfa.scholarship.apps@gmail.com.

Details and Forms

UMFA Scholarship Program Overview and Student Application Form:              Word Doc / PDF

UMFA Scholarship Program Overview and Teacher Recommendation Form:    Word Doc / PDF

Support/Donations

Monetary Donations

If you would like to support the scholarship program, please visit our Giving page and designate the "scholarship fund" option in your check or online payment.  Thank you for your generosity!


Instrument Donations

Instrument donations are welcomed at any time throughout the year through UMFA’s partner organizations (see below). UMFA scholarship recipients can access these instruments through participation in these programs.


Benefit Recitals

To support UMFA’s scholarship program by having a “suggested donation” as admission to your recital, contact umfascholarships@gmail.com.


Contact: For questions about the program or potential donations (including corporate donations and named scholarships), please contact the scholarship finance committee at umfascholarships@gmail.com. [For questions related to eligibility or applications, email umfa.scholarship.apps@gmail.com.]


About UMFA: UMFA is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in the Twin Cities that aims to promote all aspects of flute-playing across the region.  All donations are tax-deductible and will go directly into the UMFA Scholarship Fund.




To fundraise for the scholarship program, UMFA has held two 8-hour long Marathon Flute Concerts on January 31st, 2015 and October 29, 2016.  The concerts were great fun and were very successful in growing the fund! Thank you so much to all of our performers, volunteers, and donors for your support, participation, and generosity. We would love for you to participate in the 2017 Marathon!


UMFA’s Partner Organizations

The MusicLink Foundation is a national organization with a Minnesota chapter that helps to support low-income music students with the costs of music, instrument loans, musical supplies, and summer camps.  UMFA’s scholarship students may register with MusicLink in order to borrow flutes and receive extra financial support in their studies. A designated number of flutes will be collected for MusicLink at UMFA's instrument drive.

Hopewell Music Cooperative North (HMCN) provides underserved students access to affordable and high quality private lessons, ensembles, and courses as well as to safe and vibrant performance opportunities for community members. Hopewell commits itself to community building through offering instruction in music to ALL members of the community of North Minneapolis who want to participate regardless of ability or circumstances. HMCN will be accepting instrument donations during the UMFA Flute Marathon Concert and also accepts donations year-round.

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