The Clearwater Chapter has a long history of supporting young organ students through our two scholarship funds. Both the Grom Education Fund and the Peterson Scholarship Fund exist primarily to offer financial assistance to middle/high school students studying organ with chapter member teachers. A typical grant would cover half the cost of the teacher’s normal lesson fee for a semester. Other requests are considered by the board and might include full fee coverage, printed music, organ shoes, costs for a student or chapter member/officer to attend a workshop, convention, Pipe Organ Encounter, or other educational event.
Grant requests are reviewed and teachers are notified of the board’s decisions in advance of the semester of study. The application form, as well as the lesson log form, is available below. The application must be submitted to the dean prior to the semester and the lesson log at the completion of the study. At that time the grant is paid directly to the teacher.
Application deadlines are May 15 for a summer session (June-August), August 15 for the fall semester (September-December), and December 15 for the spring semester (January-May). Please fill out the application to the right and send it to:
- Stephen Allen, Dean
- 5432 Windbrush Dr.
- Tampa, FL 33625
Any questions or need for more information, contact Tom Huffman, the Scholarship Funds Chairman, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at (727) 409-8726.