National Seminar Scholarships

The D. Linda McKechnie Scholarship was established in 2004. The purpose of the fund is to aid individuals and programs that promote education in elementary schools or with special needs populations. The assistance may be in the form of a scholarship to National Seminar for an individual working in one of these areas, or in the form of a grant supporting programming in one of these areas.

The Marilyn Kielniarz Memorial Scholarship was established by Handbell Musicians of America’s national board of directors in memory of, and to honor Marilyn Kielniarz. This scholarship is awarded to a music educator to attend National Seminar, and provides the full cost of registration.

The W.D. McKeehan Scholarship Fund was established by the Handbell Musicians of America’s national board of directors in 1983 as a tribute to W.D. “Mac” McKeehan for his long years of service and numerous contributions as national registrar and national treasurer. This fund provides scholarship assistance to qualified individuals for participation in Handbell Musicians of America’s National Seminar.

The deadline to apply for these scholarships is April 1, 2024.


Scholarships Available from Your Area

Many Handbell Musicians of America Areas offer scholarships to help participants attend national events. Visit your Area website to learn about opportunities they offer. Area websites can be found here.