American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN)


Scholarships offered by ACDA-MN’s F. Melius Christiansen Endowment Fund are subject to the following guidelines and restrictions:

  • Scholarships will pay partial honor choir registration fees from a minimum award of $50, up to a maximum award of $100.
  • A limited number of needs-based scholarships will be awarded each year, based on available scholarship funds.
  • Scholarship awards will be based on the financial need of the student/family.
  • Applications received after the posted due dates (see the dates below) will not be considered.

Scholarship Applications Due Dates:

7-8 Honor Choirs: Friday, October 19

9-10 Honor Choirs: Friday, November 23

4-5-6 Honor Choirs: Friday, March 22

To download and print the Application Form use this button to get a PDf version of the paper form.

Print Application Form

Online Scholarship Application Form:

To be filled out by the Parent / Guardian

  • Financial Information

    Parent / Guardian Statement:
    Use the "Upload Document" below to attach any/all of the following documents to verify the financial need of this student/family:
    • Copy of the first page of the previous year's IRS income tax return (form 1040) (Please blacken out all social security numbers) (or)
    • Copy of school district letter for free and reduced student lunch (or)
    • Copy of supporting letter from school district official or choral director
    Please make sure to completely blacken out all social security numbers.
    Upon conclusion of honor choir event, scholarship applications and supporting documentation will be shredded by ACDA-MN.
  • Allowed file extensions: jpg, gif, tif, pdf, zip
    If you have more than one file, combined them into one zip file.
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, tif, pdf, zip, Max. file size: 20 MB.
  • Briefly describe the other sources of funding the student/family has sought or will seek for honor choir registration fees. If the family's income has changed in the previous year, please include that information below.