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In our first year of operation, TGDA welcomes and encourages scholarship donations now to do our part to ensure meaningful opportunities for students to attend college and go on to become Guitar Directors in Texas.  Our goal is to begin awarding these scholarships in 2019. TGDA will work to award scholarships each year thereafter.  All awards will be for one year of college tuition only.  Donations can be made in honor of or in memory of a person and this gift will be acknowledged on our website.  To make a scholarship donation, please click here.


To qualify, the student candidate will: 

  • enter a Texas college or university as a full-time freshman in the Fall following the summer the award is presented
  • take a minimum of 12 hours for two consecutive semesters
  • be a music major in a degree program leading to Texas teacher certification with music as the primary teaching field
  • be sponsored by a current TGDA Member
  • complete all areas of the TGDA Scholarship Application
How to Apply (active in January 2019)

All applications are processed online. Applicants provide the following:

  • Self-composed essay (1,000-2,000 words) that describes your reasons for becoming a musician, a teacher, your commitment to music education, and future career goals
  • 4 evaluations from individuals (preferably teachers) who can address your potential for success in a university music education program, potential for success as a music educator, music skills and abilities, work ethic and other personal qualities. One evaluation must be submitted by your primary ensemble director and/or a current TGDA member
  • Professional style resume that includes a list of any musical honors you have achieved, and all other academic or non-musical honors you have achieved
  • Copy of your current academic transcript
  • Recent photo & short biography (these will not be made visible to the Scholarship Committee, and will only be used by the TGDA in the event you are selected.)


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