Music Ministry Scholarships are offered to incoming freshmen who are accepted to La Salle University. The scholarships are designed to provide student support for the celebration of Roman Catholic Liturgies at La Salle.
Instrumentalists and vocalists are eligible to receive a Music Ministry Scholarship. Interested applicants must be proficient either vocally or instrumentally: able to read music and, at times sight-read, as well as proficiently sing/play in a solo or ensemble setting. All vocal ranges and instrument types are welcome to apply – this upcoming year, there will be a specific need for a pianist and drummer.
Scholarships range from $2000 to $8000 for the year and are renewable for the four years that a student is an undergraduate. The amount of the scholarship depends on the applicant’s musical ability, the instrument(s) that is/are played, and the need for that instrument in the present mix of musicians. The expectation for the student varies with the amount awarded. For example, students who receive $8000 would be expected to play for one mass every Sunday and practices that are part of preparing for those masses. Someone who receives $2000 might be expected to play one Sunday Mass a month and special masses, like Christmas, along with the practices that lead up to them.
Students who receive the scholarship, besides the music ministry that they are involved in, will be expected to maintain a 2.5 grade point average and be in good standing with the University.
Deadline for application is February 15th at 11:59PM
Questions should be referred to Laura Cilia, campus minister, at email@example.com.
Music Resume Guidelines
Each applicant must fill out a “music resume” as part of their application.
In it, you must include any and all music-related experiences (church, school, community organizations, bands, etc.) from your high school experience. For each experience, please include the following:
1) Name of the group/event/organization, etc.
2) A brief explanation of that group/event/organization
3) Your specific roles and responsibilities
4) Length of your involvement, as well as whether it met weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc.
5) Any additional information that you believe might be helpful.
Letters of Recommendation
You are also required to submit two letters of recommendation. Please provide the following to your recommenders:
Since only two letters of recommendation can be accepted, you are encouraged to request the letters from persons who know you well and who will be willing and able to write, in some detail, about your potential for success. At least one of these letters must be from someone who has had direct experience with your musical talent (i.e. band instructor, music teacher, boss if you played for employment). We will not read letters from relatives.
Please have them e-mail the completed Word Document form to firstname.lastname@example.org.