Up to four scholarships are available to Professional NER-AMTA Members to cover the cost of full conference registration for the upcoming spring conference (approximately $200 in value). This does not include fees for CMTE’s or any special meal such as banquet. Any current AMTA Professional member may apply; student members are not eligible. Should an applicant who wins already have paid conference registration, that fee will be reimbursed in the form of a check at the regional conference; with that in mind it is recommended that applicants choosing to register do so prior to the early bird deadline.
Application Process: 1) Please fill out the information form described below. You must be a 2015 AMTA member to apply.
2) On a separate document, write a short essay (250 words or less) stating why you’d like to be considered for a New England Region Conference Scholarship and how you would benefit from it personally and professionally. Do not include your name or specifically identifying information on your essay, as they will be reviewed blindly by a panel of NER music therapists.
3) Email your information form and essay to Linda Bosse, MT-BC, NER Membership Representative at lindabosseMT@aol.com no later than 3/23/2015. Please note that the information form and essays MUST BE included either as a PDF document (preferred) or pasted into the body of the email in order to be received and considered. DO NOT send attachments in other formats such as Microsoft Word, etc.
Rating process: The essays will be assigned an ID #, then distributed and reviewed by a blind review panel of music therapists in the NER region. The panel will return their ratings and the three or four highest ranked essays will be provided with the Conference Scholarships. Scholarship winners will be announced by late March via email and on www.newenglandmusictherapy.org.
***Please note that if you have been the recipient of the NER Conference Scholarship in the past 5 years that we will be unable to consider your application***
Any questions may be directed to Linda Bosse firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information form: (To be completed as a separate, PDF cover sheet)
2015 AMTA Professional Membership # (your current membership status will be verified with the AMTA National Office)
***Please make sure that your identifying information is on your cover sheet only.
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