Complete applications must be submitted to BYSO by April 1, 2023. The application includes:
- The application form below, fully completed and submitted. You can save an incomplete form and restart it later, but you must complete the process within 30 days.
- One recommendation from the your school band teacher, orchestra teacher, or private music instructor. Please give your teacher the link to the recommendation form www.byso.org/charlotte-field-recommendation/ and confirm they have submitted it before April 1. Applications without recommendations will not be considered.
Applications will be reviewed by a scholarship selection panel. Students’ names will be removed from the applications, and a points-based rating scale will be utilized to assure fairness in the selection.
The selection panel will include at least one BYSO Board Member, one music educator not currently employed by BYSO, and one outside community leader.
Points will be awarded for the quality and creativity of the essay; years of membership in BYSO; other service to BYSO such as Summer Music Camp internship, stagehand work, or office volunteer work; the music instructor’s letter of recommendation; and the student’s statement of educational goals.
In cases of close decisions, the top three candidates will be presented to the BYSO Music Director for comment before the final decision is made by the scholarship selection panel.