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The MusicLink Scholarship Fund provides music lessons and other educational opportunities for talented low-income students ages 18 and under who demonstrate exceptional musical promise.
HOW TO APPLY (for parents of children ages 4-18)
1) Ask your child’s music teacher to email a short recommendation discussing the student’s musical interest and dedication to firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Get their free or reduced lunch form from the cafeteria and send to Laura Doe at email@example.com, fax (845) 431-8988.
3) If your child is homeschooled and you think your family meets the financial requirements for free or reduced lunch, please contact Laura directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 431-8916.
You will be contacted to schedule an interview/brief audition at the college, or informed that there are no remaining funds and to reapply next semester.
Before the interview/audition go to https://www.sunydutchess.edu/academyofmusic and click on the semester’s Credit-free Classes under LEARN MORE on the right side, and choose up to three group classes that fit your schedule.
If awarded a scholarship, it will usually include a package of twelve 30-minute individual lessons, and 1-2 of the group classes of your choice. You will be sent registration links and asked to pay the $10/semester processing fee for each lesson package and group class ($20-30 total for the semester).
Questions: Please call Laura or Christian at (845) 431-8916
To support this scholarship tax-deductible donations can be made online at https://1406.thankyou4caring.org/pages/musiclink, or by check to the DCC Foundation, 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Please note “MusicLink” on your check.