The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) is excited to announce that it is accepting applications for their 2019 scholarship and grant programs. LIMHoF scholarship/grant programs provide funding opportunities across Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Each is designed to further opportunities to celebrate music across Long Island. In addition to their long-standing scholarships for high school seniors, the 2019 program is expanding to include awards for educators, school programs and performers that are contributing to the current Long Island music scene.
“We are thrilled to kick off our 2019 scholarship season and to add a new category to our grant program that supports working musicians,” said Ernie Canadeo, chairman of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame Board. “We are committed to our mission, which includes not only celebrating Long Island’s rich musical heritage, but also supporting music education for future generations.”
The 2019 categories include student scholarships (applications due May 13), school recognition program grants (applications due May 13), the Educator of Note award (applications due Sept. 30) and the new Outside the Box (Working Musicians) grant (applications due Aug. 1). All applications must be postmarked by the application deadline in order to be accepted.
LIMHoF will be awarding five $500 scholarships to graduating students for 2019, which will provide funding for graduating high school students who have shown an interest in pursuing a music career. The LIMHoF Education Committee will base selections on the completed application as well as a 400 to 500-word essay on education and career goals, high school transcript and letter of recommendation from an individual who can attest to the applicant’s commitment to a music career.
LIMHoF’s School Recognition Program provides grants that will be used to support initiatives set up by music teachers and fine arts directors, acknowledging music programs that are creating valuable experiences for their students and incorporating the national and New York State Standards for the arts in creative and meaningful ways. Applications will be reviewed by the LIMHoF Education committee and a panel of music educators. High schools will be given designations of Gold, Silver, Bronze or Emerging with a Gold (with Distinction). Grants will vary based on number of designations awarded.
An event recognizing many of the participating schools will be held at the NYCB Theater at Westbury in November 2019.
For more information about all LIMHoF scholarships, grants and applications, contact Kelly Leung, LIMHoF’s Board Member for Community Outreach, at 516-938-1626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Submitted by The Long Island Music Hall Of Fame