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Scholarships

The Iowa Lakes Foundation offers the following music scholarships:

Estherville Lutheran Church Advanced Keyboard Scholarship
Estherville Lutheran Church, of Estherville, Iowa, hopes to encourage students to pursue classical keyboarding by offering this scholarship at Iowa Lakes Community College. Scholarship requirements include possess/maintain minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA, minimum 6 credit enrollment status and willingness to partner with church education committee in special music. Preference may be given to a second year music student. Candidates may be asked to audition for the selection committee.
Deadline: April 1
Amount: $500

Gaarde-Hinsch Scholarships
Bertha and Delbert Hinsch of Estherville established the Gaarde-Hinsch scholarship in 1986 for the benefit of student musicians at Iowa Lakes Community College. Their great love of music inspired the couple to endow a scholarship which awards numerous music scholarships each year. Requirements include full-tie enrollment at Iowa Lakes, music department participation and financial need determined by FAFSA form results. Applicants should contact the music department for audition arrangement at 712-362-8345 or 712-362-7963.
Deadline: April 1
Amount: Varies

Music Department Scholarships
This award is provided to talented and promising young musicians whose academic qualifications and demonstrated musical abilities indicate that they could make a significant contribution to the music program of the college. The amount of these awards is determined by several factors including student ability, financial need and specific needs within each ensemble. One of the two requested references must be from your school music instructor or private teacher.
Deadline: April 1
Amount: Varies

Spirit of Harmony Chorus Scholarship
The Spirit of Harmony Chorus (member of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide organization committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance) established this scholarship in 2010 with great interest in promoting music in the lives of young people are they are they future of the organization. Requirements include Iowa or Minnesota resident, full-time sophomore status at Iowa Lakes, planning a music career in music teaching or music therapy and maintaining a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
Deadline: April 1
Amount: $500 to be used for tuition, books or fees

Tom Spalding Memorial
Family and friends of Tom Spalding established this scholarship in 2008 after he passed away following a short illness. Spalding was the Director of Records and Registration at Iowa Lakes Community College from 1981 to his retirement in 2002. Following his retirement, he continued his commitment to Iowa Lakes by participating in the jazz band and teaching students to appreciate music as much as he did. His love for music and students was an incredible asset to the college, especially the Music Department. Eligible candidates must audition and be accepted into the Iowa Lakes Community College Jazz Band. Two recipients will be selected annually and must use the award for tuition, books and/or fees.
Deadline:
Amount: Two - $250

We Believe Music Scholarship
The We Believe Music Scholarship is provided to talented and promising musicians at Iowa Lakes Community College whose academic qualifications and demonstrated musical abilities indicate they could make a significant contribution to the music program at the college. Requirements include full-time enrollment at Iowa Lakes, music department participation and financial need determined by FAFSA form results. Applicants should contact the music department for audition arrangement at 712-362-8345 or 712-362-7963.
Deadline: April 1
Amount: Varies

Music scholarship auditions are held during the first week of each semester.  Students interested in auditioning at another time can also email cayres@iowalakes.edu (for instrumental auditions) or bfuelberth@iowalakes.edu (for vocal auditions).

To apply for a music scholarship (as well as all other Iowa Lakes scholarships) fill out the Online Scholarship Application.

 

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Contact Us:

300 South 18th Street
Estherville, IA  51334
Fax: 712-362-8363

Carol Ayres
Instrumental Director
800-242-5106; ext. 7962
cayres@iowalakes.edu
Office: #32

Brett Fuelberth
Choir Director
800-242-5106; ext. 7963
bfuelberth@iowalakes.edu 
Office: #33

Questions or comments? Please email us at info@iowalakes.edu or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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