Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship

A merit-based $1500 annual scholarship for undergraduate juniors, seniors, or graduate students registered at an accredited university and majoring in music.

Full Description

The Ruth K. Jacobs Scholarship Program was established in the memory of Ruth Krehbiel Jacobs, founder of Choristers Guild. The Chorister Guild was founded with the aim of contributing to the systematic development of a Christian character in boys and girls through their participation in churches’  Children’s Choirs.

Every year, the Choristers Guild’s Ruth K. Jacobs Scholarship Program offers an up to $1500 award to undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring in Music. Scholarships are given on the basis of academic merit, interest in church music, interest in music for children and youth, andw willingness to continue their activities as choristers for a longer period.

The applicants are required to download and fill in an online application form, including their responses to a questionnaire, and submit their official transcripts of grades as well as four letters of recommendation.

The deadline for the application is February 1, 2024 (postmark date) and the winners will be notified by June 15, 2024.

Who's eligible?

  • The applicants must be full-time undergraduate (juniors or seniors) or graduate students in an accredited university, majoring in Music, and having choral church music as their primary interest.
  • They should demonstrate proof of leadership skills and talent in performing church music

How to Apply

Candidates should fill in an application form (downloadable from the scholarship’s homepage) and send it by post no later than February 1, 2024. The following documents should be included:

  • The Questionnaire Responses (questions in the application form; responses should be typed on a separate page)
  • The applicant’s transcript(s) (official transcripts from all attended colleges)
  • Four letters of recommendation from the following referees: 1. A music professor; 2. A church musician; 3. An ordained minister; 4. The applicant him/herself.

The letters of reference should be in sealed envelopes and mailed together with the application, the questionnaire response and the transcript(s) in a single package postmarked by February 1, 2024. Any applications sent after the deadline will not be accepted.

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