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).
Scholarships may help cover the costs of private lessons, master classes, summer music camps, or flute pedagogy training 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: April 1
Questions about eligibility or applications: Email the Scholarship Application Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details and Forms
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 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.
To support UMFA’s scholarship program by having a “suggested donation” as admission to your recital, contact email@example.com.
Contact: For questions about the program or potential donations (including corporate donations and named scholarships), please contact the scholarship finance committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. [For questions related to eligibility or applications, email email@example.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.
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.