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PLRAC Scholarship Applications now being accepted

Thursday, August 4, 2016 by Betsy Breaker | Uncategorized

Good afternoon!


It is my true honor to be a part of your child's music education! There are other teachers in the area and I am blessed to have such dedicated families to share their kids with me.


Music study is not inexpensive with significant investments in both time and money.  The PLRAC Scholarships are an opportunity to offset some of the financial impact in exchange for a little extra time from your family to complete the application and the end-of-year summary report if you are a scholarship recipient. PLRAC scholarships come from Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund dollars (taxpayer $$) and the McKnight Foundation. Students in Grades 3-6 can earn $200 scholarships, Grades 7-12 have $300 scholarships.


The application process is completely online this year. I invite you to visit http://www.plrac.org/grants.html#youth to learn more and consider applying. The deadline for grades 7-12 is October 1 and grades 3-6 is November 1, 2016To be considered for this scholarship students in grades 7-12 are required to have 2  or more years of experience in this art form and students in grades 3-6 need 1 or more years of experience. Further, you must be a resident of Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, LeSueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, or Watonwan counties.


Please notify me ASAP if you intend to apply. I need to write a letter of recommendation for any student applying for scholarships to study in my piano studio; I want to have sufficient time to write a solid recommendation for each applicant. I invest at least an hour on each recommendation outside of my normal teaching and prep time so please respect this by following through with your application. Last year I wrote several recommendations for students who didn't end up applying.


We had four applicants last year and all four were awarded scholarships! I would love to see more applicants this year and will assist as best I can.


Have a great weekend and I hope to see you at Giant Celebration!


Betsy