How to Apply for Scholarship Aid
To contribute: The Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp Scholarship Fund (RMFCSF) is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax deductible. If you wish to donate, simply mail a check to “RMFCSF” to the address below at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, email Mark Luther for guidance how to make a donation electronically.
The purpose of the Scholarship Program is to allow new campers to come to RMFC who would otherwise not be able to without financial assistance. It is not necessary to be an accomplished musician, simply dedicated to learning your instrument. Applicants should be able to demonstrate financial need. Prior scholarship winners, campers who have attended RMFC in the past, and those who can afford to come without assistance are not eligible.
Starting April 1, 2018, the Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp Scholarship Fund will consider applicants for scholarships for the 2018 session, July 29 – August 5. To be considered for a scholarship, you must send in your registration and application by May 31. No applications will be considered after that date. Scholarship Awards will be made on an ongoing basis.
Scholarship grants will be for part of the camp tuition; no full scholarships are awarded. Note that a Youngster (age 16 or under) must be accompanied by an adult guardian. If you apply for a scholarship as a Youngster, your guardian should be able to pay the Guardian fee ($755). Any applicant should be prepared and able to pay travel costs to and from camp.
We also provide scholarships to groups of students affiliated with music education groups generally known as, or inspired by, “El Sistema.” Prior examples are Harmony Project from Los Angeles and Atlanta Music Project. If you are part of such a group, please send an email to Mark Luther, Camp Director for more information.
To promote the success and raise the visibility of the Scholarship Program, recipients will be identified at camp and are expected to play in the Campers’ “Talent/No-Talent” event on Thursday evening.
To apply for a scholarship, please do the following:
1. Register for RMFC
You must be registered for RMFC beforehand or simultaneously with applying for a scholarship. If you haven’t yet registered, you can click here to register online. After registering, you will be directed to send a $150 deposit. Please add a note that you require scholarship assistance. If you do not get the assistance you need, you will receive a complete refund.
2. Describe Desire to Attend & Financial Need
Describe the following to us:
- Financial need – There are several ways to describe your financial circumstances. For adults, please provide your expected annual income, total family income, current occupation, most recent taxable income, and other relevant circumstances. For youngsters, please provide the same or similar information about the household in which you live. For all applicants, other relevant information might be the size of your household, the family members you support, the family members who support you, etc. The scholarship committee may request additional information.
- Desire to come to camp – In a paragraph or two, describe your musical interests, background, and why you want to come to Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp. Upon review, the Scholarship committee may request more information and/or references.
3. Provide a Letter of Recommendation
If you are 16 years or younger, we require that you provide a letter of recommendation (LOR) from your music instructor. This can be your private teacher, or your music director or teacher from school. He/she should send the LOR directly to the Scholarship Committee, email preferred.
4. Send An Email
Send an email to Camilla Bicknell at firstname.lastname@example.org with the information from Steps 2-3.
You will receive notice of any award within four weeks of providing all information to the Scholarship Committee. Good luck!