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Dallas Alumni Chapter Scholarship

Scholarship award is open to all SouthCentral 2 schools.

Mu Phi Epsilon Dallas Alumni Chapter Scholarship

Every year the Dallas Alumni chapter awards one deserving music-scholar a $500 scholarship to be used at the student’s discretion. It is available to all collegiate members of the South Central 2 District. A panel of three-four Dallas Alumni members will judge the applicants and select a top candidate to represent each school. From those chosen, we will select one winner.

The finalists and winner will be REQUIRED to attend our April meeting (April 9, 2022 at 11am in Dallas, Texas) and give a performance to receive their award.

Collegiate members of South Central 2 are invited to join us for lunch, and/or give a performance as well. Please RSVP number coming to Sam Melnick:

Due date: ALL materials must arrive (not postmarked) by March 15, 2022.

Award: $500

Eligibility: Must be an ACTIVE member of any Mu Phi Epsilon chapter in South Central 2. Member must be in good standing at the time of application review. Juniors and Seniors (by hours) are welcome to apply.

Criteria: Scholarship based on academic record, contributions to Mu Phi chapter, and service to the community, and written recommendations. Tie-breaker in case of split decision will be financial need. Award MAY be split if desired by Alumni chapter.

Requirement of Finalists: Perform at April Dallas Alumni meeting on Saturday April 9, 2022, at 11 am. Meeting will be at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas TX 75220. (NE corner of Northwest Hwy and Inwood Road – first entrance off Inwood)

‘Materials needed to apply:
- Application form with Questionnaire - MPE Dallas Scholarship Form 2022
- Transcript, with total GPA, and separate calculations for music GPA and ‘other’ GPA
- Two recommendations, one from the applicant’s primary musical instructor, the other is at the student’s
discretion, however a recommendation from a professional musician or member of music faculty is preferred and will be given more consideration.
Recommendations must be emailed directly to the Scholarship committee head below (subject line should
include “Recommendation for XXX”), or mailed from the recommender directly to the president with their signature on the letter seal.
- Brief letter describing financial need (optional).

Winners will be notified via their contact preference on or around March 25th, 2022.

Please do not include a recording etc. or anything other than the requested materials.

Send materials to:
Nancy Laine, President
(Email should include your name and “Dallas Alumni Scholarship” in the subject line)

Photo of 2022 Winner
Photo of 2021 Winner
Photo of 2020 Winner
Photo of 2019 Winner
Photo of 2018 Winner
Photo of 2017 Winner
Photo of 2016 Winner
Photos of 2015 Winners
Photos of 2014 Winners
Photos of 2013 Winners
Photo of 2012 Winner


Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition

One winner is awarded a two-year contract for expense-paid concert/recital appearances sponsored by the Foundation and chapters of Mu Phi Epsilon. Also included are: 
1) a solo recital at the triennial Mu Phi Epsilon International Convention 
2) local and national publicity
3) an honorarium of $200 for each performance and 
4) presentation of community service programs

One alternate winner is named. All finalists receive a Claudette Sorel cash award of $500.



Scholarships 2021

Scholarships There are lots of scholarships available, most ranging from $2,000 to $10,000, many available to alumni as well as to students. Check out: Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation at
 - Grants & Scholarships.

Scholarships are available for instrumentalists, arts management, music therapy, music education, vocalists, conducting, composition, jazz, chamber music, and much more.

Note that the deadline for most scholarship applications is March 1, although the deadline for summer scholarships is April 15, so check it out soon. At the same site, you’ll see information about several original composition contests (deadline April 15)


Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation Grants and Scholarships


Merle Montgomery Doctoral Grant
$1000 Merle Montgomery Grant-in-aid for a specific purpose
$1000 Mabel Henderson Grant for International Study
up to $2000 Helen Haupt Alumni Chapter Project Grants
up to $1000 Wiese-Abegg Collegiate Chapter Project Grant
$1000 Lillian Harlan Ramage Grant: Graduate Composition
$1000 Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter Grant: Graduate Work in Composition
$1000 Ruth Dean Morris Scholarship in Music Theory or Composition
John and Mary Virginia Foncannon Choral Conducting or Sacred Music Scholarship
$7000 John and Mary Virginia Foncannon Conducting/Coaching Scholarship
$1000 Alberta Denk Scholarship for Violin, Viola, Cello performance
$1000 (2)
Gerke Collegiate Artist Scholarships: Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Strings
$5000 Beth Landis Violin Scholarship
Jean Louise Martin Scholarship: Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Strings performance
$2000 Eleanor Hale Wilson Cello Scholarship
max $5000 James and Lola Faust Chamber Music Scholarship
$1000 Edythe G. Burdin Scholarship: Arts Management
$1000 Madge Gerke Music Education Scholarship
$5000 Beth Landis Music Education Scholarship
$1000 Hazel B. Morgan Scholarship, Graduate Music Education 
$1000 Nadine Williams Scholarship, Graduate Music Education
$2000 Ines Pratt Jamison Scholarship: Voice Music Education
$1500 BettyLou Scandling Hubin Scholarship: Music Technology
$1500 Laverne Jackson Memorial Music Therapy Scholarship
Eleanor B. Weiler and Mildred B. Frame Piano Scholarship: (one or more) study in France
$1000 Helen Haupt Piano Scholarship
BettyLou Scandling Hubin Scholarship: World Music / Multicultural Music
$1000 Elizabeth Boldenwerk Voice Scholarship: undergraduate
$1000 Mikanna Clark Taurman Voice Scholarship: graduate
$1000 (2)
Sara Eikenberry Voice Scholarship: mezzo-soprano / contralto - undergraduate
$1000 (2)
Sara Eikenberry Voice Scholarship: mezzo-soprano / contralto - postgraduate
$5000 Brena Hazzard Voice Scholarship


Eleanor Hale Wilson Summer Scholarships

$1000 (6)


Study at any American or International Summer Music Program

Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation Summer Programs

Members of Mu Phi Epsilon applying to the following institutions for their summer programs should advise them of your membership in the fraternity for consideration of scholarship funds distributed directly to these institutions: Aspen Music School, Banff Centre for the Arts, Brevard Music Centre, Chautauqua Institution, International Festival at Round Top, Music Academy of the West, Tanglewood Music Center


Mu Phi Epsilon Awards

Elizabeth Mathias Award
Sterling Patrons
International Sterling Achievement Award
Marian Davidson Collaborative Pianist Award Winners
Orah Ashley Lamke Award
Musicological Research Contest Winners
Original Composition Contest Winners
Outstanding Alumni Chapters
Outstanding Collegiate Chapters


Chapter Award

Violet Award to outstanding chapter member

See these websites for more information:
International webpage:

Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation:


Contact Information
President / General Information - Mary Ann Taylor:
Website - Mary Williams:
Concert Series - Kimla Beasley:
VP/Membership - Lisa Beyer:
Programs - Amy Canchola:

Mu Phi Epsilon International: