Scholarships and Grants
The Jenö Ádám, Denise Bacon, and Katinka Daniel Scholarships
The Jenö Ádám, Denise Bacon, and Katinka Daniel Scholarships provide partial funding to OAKE members with Level I certification toward further study at OAKE-endorsed Kodály certification programs in the United States and Hungary. These scholarships do not examine financial need as criteria for awards. Members who wish to apply for these scholarships from OAKE will complete the general OAKE scholarship application, and the scholarship committee will determine which scholarship is awarded to the appropriate recipients.
OAKE Leaf Fund Grant
The OAKE Leaf Fund provides funding to support educational and charitable activities in accordance with the purpose of the organization. Awards may be granted to the organization itself, Divisions or affiliated Chapters of the organization, or to members for special projects or research. Chapter workshops are ineligible for funding. The committee welcomes potential project inquiries of interest to the chair, Lisa Simmelink (you may find her email address in the member directory).
August 1 with a decision by November 1
February 1 with a decision by May 1
OAKE National Conference Choir Scholarship
The National Conference Choirs Scholarship Fund provides partial funding for students in grades 4 – 12 to participate in the National Conference Choirs experience at OAKE’s annual national conference. To be eligible, the student must enhance diverse representation in the choir, exhibit good choir rehearsal behavior and be musically talented. Consideration for a scholarship is contingent upon a student’s successful audition and acceptance into one of the choirs, the teacher’s written recommendation, as well as the supplementary student essay and parent statement. Students are not eligible for scholarships in successive years.
How to Apply
The National Conference Choirs Scholarship application is only accessible through the choir audition application, both of which must be submitted by the recommending teacher. To review complete audition instructions and to submit an application, please visit www.oake.org/choirs.