The Marjorie Spevak Music Scholarship was established by Civic Music Association to honor Marjorie Shloss Spevak. Marjorie was a long-time supporter of Civic Music, serving many years on its Board of Directors and contributing generously of her time and financial resources to ensure its success. Marjorie had a passion for education, having served for fifteen years on the Des Moines Public School Board and championing fine arts education in the schools. It is fitting that Civic Music Association, through the Marjorie Spevak Endowment Fund, annually awards two $500 scholarships in her honor to two students – one attending middle school and one attending high school – wishing to further pursue the study of music.
The scholarship may be used toward expenses necessary for the student to advance his or her music study, including but not limited to: music lessons, instrument rental or purchase, or a summer music camp or program.
The 2021 application period is now closed. The 2022 application will open in January 2022.
To be eligible for consideration for the scholarship, applicants must:
- Be a resident of Iowa
- Be a student in an Iowa middle school or high school during the 2021-2022 school year
- Be currently studying a musical instrument or voice
Application Process and Deadline
The following application materials are required:
- Completed application form (click “Application Form” tab above to complete and submit).
- A completed recommendation from your music teacher (send your teacher to this web page and ask him/her to complete and submit by clicking “Recommendation Form” tab above).
THE 2021 APPLICATION PERIOD HAS NOW CLOSED. THE 2022 APPLICATION PERIOD WILL OPEN IN JANUARY 2022.
Civic Music Association’s Scholarship Selection Committee will select scholarship winners based on the application and recommendations provided.
All 2021 scholarship applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by April 30, 2021.
Peter Stevenson, Executive Director
Civic Music Association
900 Keosauqua Way, Suite 113
Des Moines, IA 50309