The Kellogg Foundation makes available a gift of “Mosaic Scholarship” that is administered by the Grand Rapids Symphony. Any African-American or Latino instrumental student ages 12-18 (with at least one year of high school remaining) is eligible to apply. The scholarship provides all your music books and supplies as selected by your teacher for the time you are a Mosaic Scholar and if you do not own an instrument and are currently paying to rent one.
The Grand Rapids Symphony was established in 1930, and the steadfast commitment of visionary community leaders has created an organization that has received national recognition for the high quality of its concerts and educational programs.
- Award Amount: Books and Supplies
- Deadline: April 15, 2018
- Winner Announcement: Not Known
Candidates for the Mosaic Scholarship must demonstrate that they:
- Any African-American or Latino instrumental student ages 12-18 (with at least one year of high school remaining).
- Students who are living in or attending elementary, middle or high school in Kent County and has been playing their instrument for more than one year are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
Instructions for Applying:
Application form of the scholarship must be downloaded by the given link:
All scholarship material and application form must be mail to:
Grand Rapids Symphony w attention: Mosaic Scholarship 300 Ottawa Ave. NW, Suite 100 w Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
A potential candidate for a scholarship must submit:
- Student applicants must include at least two (2) signed letters of recommendation.
- One letter must be from the student’s school music instructor.
- For elementary school students, the second letter must be from the student’s classroom teacher.
- Additional letters are strongly encouraged and can be submitted from a pastor or other religious leader, coach, principal, or leader of another organization with which the student regularly participates.
- Students must also write an essay:
- New Applicants: Essay should include the importance of music in their lives and why they would like to be selected as a Mosaic Scholar.
- Returning Mosaic Scholars: Essay should include why the Mosaic Scholarship is important to them and what they have valued in the previous year.
- Attend open rehearsals— Sit on stage next to your teacher for a GRS rehearsal to hear what it’s like to be in a professional orchestra.
- Attend GRS concerts FOR FREE— As a Mosaic Scholar, you and your family will be eligible to receive complimentary tickets to select GRS concerts.
- Music books and supplies— All your music books and supplies as selected by your teacher for the time you are a Mosaic Scholar will also be provided free of charge.
- Instrument Rental— if you do not own an instrument and are currently paying to rent one, your scholarship will also cover the cost of your instrument rental while you are a Mosaic Scholar.
Detailed Information Link: