Are you interested in becoming a Play It Forward Scholarship recipient?
We are now accepting applications for our pilot year! We have secured funding for a small number of students for our first year. If you would like to be considered, please fill out the application below.
The Play It Forward scholarship is open to dedicated middle and high school students with financial need or other obstacles to obtaining lessons without assistance. The system is based on three ideas:
- Targeting the most motivated recipients for scholarships has the largest impact on the recipients themselves as well as the communities around them. Students who pay for their own lessons are often exponentially more committed, and they learn about accountability at an early age.
- Music should be accessible to all. Those same motivated students whose families might lack the financial means for lessons are given the autonomy to obtain lessons for themselves.
- It takes a village. A "pay it forward" model fosters community connection through mutual benefit, teaches students that good comes from helping others, and doubles the impact of the scholarship by reaching beyond the recipient.