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        Stickley Scholarship Fund



Music Scholarships and Grants Opportunities


The Elnora Hartman Stickley Scholarship Fund is administered by the Trust Department of 1st Source Bank. Grants are awarded for collegiate as well as non-collegiate music study and activities. The Scholarship Board accepts applications for undergraduate collegiate music scholarships from high school seniors in St. Joseph and Elkhart counties. Scholarships are for undergraduate students pursuing a major or minor degree in music at an accredited college or university. Recipients must have established permanent residency within St. Joseph or Elkhart counties, or be a student of a member of the South Bend Area Music Teachers Association. The collegiate application deadline is the third Friday in January.  


Applications for non-collegiate grants are accepted four times per year. Non-collegiate grants are awarded for activities such as teacher enrichment and continuing education, performance competition underwriting, student attendance at summer camps, and educational outreach for the community.  For more information, please refer to the applications on this website or contact 1st Source Bank’s Trust Department.

Application deadline for the college scholarships is the third Friday in January. For more information, contact Wendy Freeman-Campbell at 1st Source Bank, (574) 235-2799, 

Information & Instructions for Scholarship Applicant

Stickley Scholarship Collegiate Application Form

Stickley Scholarship Collegiate Renewal Application Form

Stickley Scholarship Non-Collegiate Form for music camps, etc.

Stickley Scholarship Application Form for SBAMTA Members (conference attendance, etc)

New & Renewal Collegiate Scholarships Awarded in 2023:

$24,000 total granted to thirteen students ($7000 total to four new applicants and $17,000 total to nine renewal applicants)

Non-Collegiate Grants Awarded in the Past:

Fischoff National Chamber Music Association – Chamber Music Academy Scholarship Awards

Goshen College Percussion Camp - Scholarship Awards

Indiana University South Bend Piano Series

Individual Awards for students to attend music camps

Individual Awards for teachers to attend music conferences

Music for Food – Michiana Chapter Outreach Performance

South Bend Chamber Singers Concert

South Bend Symphony Young People’s Discovery Concert

South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra – Chamber Music Program

Summer Concert Series at Roti Roti Art Center, Buchanan, MI

Can I Donate to the Fund?

Donations are welcomed and accepted with a check made payable to “SBAMTA – Stickley Scholarship Fund”  For more information, contact Wendy Freeman-Campbell at 1st Source Bank, (574) 235-2799; 

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