Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships of up to $1500 are available from the Choristers Guild Ruth K. Jacobs Scholarship Fund for full-time students preparing for church music ministry. An applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in music, who holds choral music with children and youth as a primary interest. Scholarship grants are given on the basis of academic merit, interest in church music (especially children’s and youth choirs), and ministry of church music as a vocation. For more information, visit the Choristers Guild Scholarship page.

Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship
2018 Ruth Krehbiel Jacobs Scholarship Application (online submission only) – Please read all information and directions before submitting.

Established in memory of Ruth Krehbiel Jacobs, founder of Choristers Guild, the Scholarship Fund provides financial aid to full-time students preparing for church music ministry. An applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in music, who holds choral music with children and youth as a primary interest. Scholarship grants are given on the basis of academic merit, interest in church music (especially children’s and youth choirs), and ministry of church music as a vocation.

Applicants must be registered as a full-time student and at the junior, senior or graduate level at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university. Recipients must maintain full-time student status, in good academic standing, at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university. Choristers Guild defines full-time student status as a minimum of 12 registered hours per semester. Recipients must submit proof of registration prior to receiving all funds and submit a completed grade report prior to receiving the second funds distribution.

Scholarships will be paid to the school in care of the Bursar’s office for distribution to the student. Payments are made twice a year (September and January) after proof of registration is received.

Preference may be given to those who demonstrate: Academic merit, Passion for leading children and youth in music, and Intention to serve in church music ministry.

Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2018
Recipients will be notified by June 15, 2018

All supporting documents (letters of reference, additional documents) must be received by the application deadline for an application to be complete.

Qualifications
An applicant must:

* Be a Music Major with choral church music as a primary interest.
* Be registered as a junior, senior, or graduate student in an accredited university.
* Be registered as a full-time student
* Demonstrate talent and leadership ability and promise of future in church music.

Application Requirements

  • Scholarship Application
  • Transcript(s) (official transcripts from all colleges attended)
  • Letters of reference from 4 different references
    1. Music Professor
    2. Church Musician
    3. Ordained Minister
    4. Personal Reference

Only applications submitted through our online form by the deadline of February 1, 2018 will be considered. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

[Posted December 18, 2017]


Tri-State Scholarships for Organ Study

The Tri-State Chapter provides complimentary AGO student membership to college students who are currently studying organ full-time at a local university and high school students who are currently studying organ privately with a local teacher.

The Tri-State Chapter also provides partial scholarships for students to attend CSU Organ Week and/or local Pipe Organ Encounters.

The goal of the Tri-State Chapter is to grow the current scholarship fund so that scholarships for private organ lessons may also be awarded on a yearly basis.