Ruth Krehbiel Jacobs Scholarship Application

Qualifications

Applicants must be registered as a full time student and at the junior, senior or graduate level at an accredited university. 
 
Preference may be given to those who demonstrate:
-Academic merit
-Passion for leading children and youth in music
-Intention to serve in church music ministry
 
Applications must be submitted by February 1st, 2017
Recipients will be notified by June 15th, 2017
 
To be considered for this International Church Music Scholarship, please fill in the information below as completely and accurately as possible.

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Essay Questions

Compose an essay that will answer the following questions:
 
1. Summarize your music background, including relevant choral experience as a singer and/or conductor.
2. How do you see yourself impacting children and youth through music in a church setting?
3. Choose one of the five Ruth Kriehbel Jacobs principles to discuss in your essay:
 
A. I believe that the children’s choir is potentially one of the greatest agencies that the Church possesses for rebuilding its waning strength. No other organization has greater natural opportunity for training in those qualities that characterize a strong Christian faith.
 
B. I believe that what children absorb unconsciously from their association of fine music, high ideals and participation in public worship, may have greater value than what we consciously teach them.
 
C. I believe that the greatest ultimate purpose of the children’s choir is worship; consciousness of the presence of God and active response to this presence.
 
D. I believe that our emphasis must be upon the child, not the subject. Great music has no value in itself; only when it penetrates the personality and its influence there does it really live. In the children’s choir, we have powerful forces at our command—music, worship and discipline.
 
E. I believe that if the children’s choir is to achieve the maximum of its potentialities, it must have a thoroughly trained leadership, which must be recognized by the Church as a legitimate and integral part of its educational program.
 
Please keep essay between 600 and 800 words.
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References

Academic Reference (preferably a Music Professor)
Church Clergy or Staff Reference
Personal Reference

Verification

I have completed the above form as accurately as possible. I will send the link for the reference form (found at www.choristersguild.org) to the three references above with enough time for the references to complete the form before the application deadline. I will be responsible for ensuring that my references and application are completed and submitted before the application deadline. I understand that late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
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