National Seminar Scholarships

Deadline for all scholarship applications is APRIL 15, 2018.

Recipients notified via e-mail by May 1, 2018.

W.D. McKeehan Scholarship

The W. D. McKeehan Scholarship provides assistance to qualified individuals for participation in the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar. In 2018 two scholarships will be made available for event attendees.

Scholarship Includes:

  • Full registration
  • Shared occupancy of a double hotel room July 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21, 2018, at the event hotel
  • Up to three hundred dollars ($300.00) to be reimbursed for travel expenses
  • A Handbell Musicians of America mentor during the event to assist in participation and achievement of goals

Applicant Criteria:

  • Applicants must be full members of Handbell Musicians of America, affiliated with a recognized member organization, or participants in a group directed by a full Guild member
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need
  • Applicants must describe desire to attend and goals to be realized by participating in the National Seminar and how knowledge gained there will be shared
  • Applicants must include a statement of support from a Guild member

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D. Linda McKechnie Scholarship

The D. Linda McKechnie Scholarship provides assistance to qualified individuals working with special needs groups for the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar. In 2018, one scholarship will be made available for event attendees.

Scholarship Includes:

  • Full registration for the event
  • A Handbell Musicians of America mentor during the event to assist in participation and achievement of goals

Applicant Criteria:

  • Applicants must be full members of Handbell Musicians of America, affiliated with a recognized member organization, or participants in a group directed by a full Guild member
  • Applicants must be actively working with special needs in an educational setting
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need
  • Applicants must describe desire to attend and goals to be realized by participating in the National Seminar and how knowledge gained there will be shared
  • Applicants must include a statement of support from a Guild member

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Anonymous Education Fund Scholarship

The Anonymous Education Fund Scholarship provides assistance to qualified individuals for participation in the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar or Master Class. In 2018, one scholarship will be made available for event attendees.

Scholarship Includes:

  • Full registration for the event

Applicant Criteria:

  • Applicants must be full members of Handbell Musicians of America, affiliated with a recognized member organization, or participants in a group directed by a full Guild member
  • Applicants must describe desire to attend and goals to be realized by participating in the National Seminar and how knowledge gained there will be shared
  • Applicants must include a statement of support from a Guild member

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Scholarship for Distinctly Teen

Deb Heine Scholarship for Young Ringers

The Deb Heine Scholarship for Young Ringers provides assistance to qualified individuals for participation in Handbell Musicians of America’s national events. In 2018, two scholarships will be made available for attendees of the Handbell Musicians of America Distinctly Teen.

Scholarship Includes:

  • Full registration
  • Shared occupancy of a double hotel room July 19, 20, and 21, 2018, at the event hotel
  • Up to three hundred dollars ($300.00) to be reimbursed for travel expenses

Applicant Criteria:

  • Applicants must be full members of Handbell Musicians of America, affiliated with a recognized member organization, or participants in a group directed by a full Guild member
  • Applicants must be young ringers — under the age of 20 at the time the event occurs
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need
  • Applicants must describe desire to attend and goals to be realized by participating in Distinctly Teen and how knowledge gained there will be shared
  • Applicants must include a statement of support from a Guild member

Area Scholarships

In addition to the above scholarships offered on a national level, several Areas offer financial assistance for members within their region.  Here is a list of the options available:

Area 1 – The Bradford Scholarshipprovides financial assistance for an Area 1 member to attend a national or Area 1 educational event.  Details here – http://area1.handbellmusicians.org/the-bradford-scholarship-directors-application/

 Area 2 – The Betty B. Garee Scholarship – provides financial assistance for a first-time attendee who is a member of Area 2 to National Seminar or an Area 2 event.  Details here – http://area2.handbellmusicians.org/scholarships/

Area 3 – Area 3 Scholarship – provides registration and financial support for travel and lodging for an Area 3 member to attend National Seminar.  Details here – http://www.areaiii.org/services/scholarships/

Area 5 – Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter Scholarship – provides financial support to first-time attendees of National Seminar and some Area 5 events.  Details here – http://area5.handbellmusicians.org/scholarships/

Area 9 – The Kristopher Jon Anthony Memorial Scholarship – provides financial assistance to an Area 9 member to attend National Seminar.  Details here – http://area9.handbellmusicians.org/education/scholarships/

Area 12 – The Patty Marquart Scholarship – provides financial assistance to and Area 12 member attending their first National Seminar.  Detail here – http://area12.handbellmusicians.org/patty-marquart-scholarship/

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Event Schedules

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Pre-registration is required for all Seminar classes. To help you plan which classes you wish to take before completing the online registration process, you may download and fill out the following Personal Event Schedule Planner.

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Use of Tablets to Hold Music 

Handbell Musicians of America is committed to upholding the copyright laws of the United States and protecting the rights of our publishers, arrangers and composers.  If you wish to use a tablet computer to hold your music in place of standard paper copies on a music stand, you must contact the publisher of each piece of music to first obtain permission to convert a purchased piece of music to the format required for the tablet you are using.  Copies of the written permission received from publishers must be presented on request from the event organizer, event chair, or Handbell Musicians of America staff. Permission from a publisher for one piece does not imply permission for other songs from the same publisher.  The title of each song used in this format must be included in the written permission received. Attendee should also have legally purchased copies of all music with them for verification.