The Melodic Minors Volunteer Scholarship

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Melodic Minors is thrilled to announce the INAUGURATION of the Melodic Minors volunteer scholarship.

In its inaugural year, the Melodic Minors Volunteer Scholarship will award a one-time $1000 scholarship to a dedicated senior volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the musical arts and a passion for serving the community around him or her for the purpose of advancing his/her musical studies. The scholarship will be awarded to the recipient at a volunteer end of school-year thank you event in May.

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage a continued commitment to leadership and service through music as our volunteers progress through college and beyond.


SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:
- Must be a high school senior currently serving as a volunteer for Melodic Minors*
- Must be planning to continue musical studies in a college or university**
- Must have demonstrated a profound commitment to the musical arts and contributed to the larger musical community of Charlotte
- Must have shown a dedication to leadership and service in the community
- Must have a passion for collaborating with others and bringing joy to those around him/her through music

*Members of the Melodic Minors management team are not eligible for this scholarship 
**Not necessarily a music degree but a continued involvement in the musical community


In order to apply for this scholarship, the volunteer must fill out a scholarship application with all the necessary components by 11:59 PM on May 5, 2019. Any applications received after this deadline will not be considered. Applications will be emailed to volunteers.

In early May, the management team of Melodic Minors will review all applications, giving each applicant equal consideration. If the committee cannot decide on one scholarship recipient, a further interview may be required. After this meeting, the select recipient will be notified by email. The recipient will be announced publicly at the school year end volunteer social in May/early June (date TBA). 


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Announcing the recipient of the inaugural Melodic Minors volunteer Scholarship: Ryan Tant

Melodic Minors is pleased to announce the receipt of our inaugural Melodic Minors Volunteer Scholarship, Ryan Tant. Ryan has been volunteering with Melodic Minors since November 2018 and plays euphonium, tuba, and trombone. He has found a deeper connection to his art from through his service with the organization. “Melodic Minors has given me an additional feeling of importance with my musicianship, making me realize the lasting impact of each performance, and teaching me the greater mission of my playing,” he says. This fall he will be attending Winthrop University as a music education major, where he hopes to grow in his musicianship and inspire others through music.

Melodic Minors initiated the Volunteer Scholarship earlier this year to encourage a continued commitment to leadership and service through music as our volunteers progress through college and beyond. In its inaugural year, this $1000 scholarship for the purpose of advancing musical studies was awarded to a dedicated senior volunteer who demonstrated outstanding commitment to the musical arts and a passion for serving the community around him. Ryan has fulfilled all of these qualifications. He was awarded the scholarship back in May at our year-end volunteer thank you bowling party. We thank Ryan for his service and wish him the best of luck in his next adventures.

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