Singing is a great gift to give the world. Those that have a talent in this area are encouraged to share it with audiences wherever they may be. From the stage at high school plays to religious performance to community engagements, there are many different ways that a gift of vocal talent can be shared. It is also a career that can be pursued at the collegiate level or in other pursuits.
Because singing is such a niche market, however, it can be difficult to find the best way to pursue a degree or career in the area without going into massive amounts of debt. Therefore, those that want to build a better financial base before pursuing a career or collegiate effort in singing should know that there are singing scholarships available. These scholarships are given for a wide variety of programs and for different colleges. The following are a few of the singing scholarships for which you can apply before heading to school.
Joyce Walsh Junior Disability Awards
The Joyce Walsh Junior Disability Awards is a competition based award that is given to those who have vocal or instrumental talents. These singing scholarships require a ten-dollar entry fee and require that individuals be between the ages of twelve and nineteen years of age in order to compete. The amazing part of this award comes from the amount of money that can be won through battling through this competition.
Winners can earn up to two-thousand dollars for first place finishes, fifteen-hundred with second place, and five seven-hundred dollars for each of the regions represented. All applicants must be US citizens and they must also submit a tape or CD of their talents. These singing scholarships, too, are given to those that have a documented physical or mental disability.
Music for the Blind Performance Awards
For those who love singing and have a talent for it, there are singing scholarships available. Among the different options is the Music for the Blind Performance Awards. These awards, as the name suggests, are reserved for those that have an ability in singing but also suffer from visual impairments and blindness.
All of those who wish to apply must be between the ages of ten and nineteen. They must also be citizens of the United States through birth or through personal effort to attain this status. All those applicants that wish to apply must be a participating member of the National Federation of Music Clubs through a Junior chapter or through their parents.
Those that are awarded can earn up to two-hundred dollars and five different scholarships are available. To apply for one of these singing scholarships all individuals must submit proof of their visual struggles from an accredited ophthalmologist or visual health professional.
Author: Jeff Gitlen
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