Program Scholarships for
Conventions and Institutes
Information Packet (pdf
NPM Program Scholarships
NPM program scholarships are made possible through the generosity
of NPM members who have made financial contributions to the NPM
Program Scholarship Fund. These scholarships are provided to assist
pastoral musicians with limited financial resources in taking advantage
of opportunities for continuing formation at NPM conventions and
Applicants for scholarships must be NPM members and should be from
economically disadvantaged parishes. The financial need of the applicant
should be reflected in the application. NPM encourages members of
all ethnic and racial groups to apply for scholarships.
Scholarship applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Scholarships are awarded depending on the financial need of the
applicant and the amount of funds available in the NPM Program Scholarship
Fund. Scholarships for conventions include full convention registration
only. Scholarships for NPM institutes include the commuter registration
fee only. All remaining costs must be borne by the applicant and/or
his or her parish.
The Application Process
- Complete the NPM
Program Scholarship Application (pdf file)
- Have the Parish
Recommendation (pdf file) completed by your
pastor or pastoral administrator.
- Send all the completed forms to:
National Association of Pastoral Musicians
ATTN: Program Scholarships
962 Wayne Ave., Suite 210
Silver Spring, MD 20910-4461
All application materials must be received by June 13 for the 2014 National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, or by the advance registration deadline for an NPM Summer Institute in which you wish to participate. Scholarship applications cannot be reviewed without all of the completed forms.
Scholarship recipients are to submit a follow-up report, reflecting
on their convention or institute experience, describing what they
have learned, what they are taking back to their parish, and how
they can implement what they have learned.