Scholarship Application

Marjorie Spevak Music Scholarship

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 their music study, including but not limited to: music lessons, instrument rental or purchase, or a summer music camp or program.

The 2023 application period is open through April 1, 2023.

Eligibility

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 2022-2023 school year
  • Be currently studying a musical instrument or voice

Awards

High School Scholarship (Grades 10-12)
$500

Middle School Scholarship (Grades 6-9)
$500

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 them to complete and submit by clicking “Recommendation Form” tab above).

THE 2023 APPLICATION PERIOD IS OPEN THROUGH April 1, 2023.

Selection Process

Civic Music Association’s Scholarship Selection Committee will select scholarship winners based on the application and recommendations provided.

Notification

All 2023 scholarship applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by April 30, 2023.

Contact Information

Brian Coyle, Executive Director
Civic Music Association
900 Keosauqua Way, Suite 113
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515.280.4020
brian@civicmusic.org

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