To celebrate their 15th year in operation, the Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival & Guitar Competition will award $15,000 in scholarships in 2009 to further the study of traditional American music by young people. The festival sets aside a portion of their proceeds each year for this purpose.
Awards up to $500 are available to students in grades 8-12, and high school graduates up to age 21. Students need not be enrolled in a music program, and the scholarship money is intended to assist them in their personal study of traditional music. These funds can be used to cover the cost of their ongoing private instruction.
Non-profit organizations who promote traditional music forms may also apply for grants up to $1,000 to hire instructors or cover student tuition fees as scholarships.
Application forms can be downloaded online, and must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee by March 15, 2009.