Singing Men of South Texas Memorial Scholarship
The Singing Men of South Texas (SMOST) Memorial Scholarship for the Study of Church Music Ministry is established to honor the former SMOST members who have passed away.
One or more scholarships shall be presented annually to a student/s majoring in or studying Church Music Ministry, Worship Arts Ministry, or a similar degree program and who desires to pursue a career in Church Music Ministry upon completion of their studies. The recipient will be officially announced at the September SMOST concert.
Scholarship Financial Administration
A single scholarship will be awarded for $1000.00. Scholarships are funded through donations from members, supporters, concert offerings as designated by the SMOST officers and from the sales of CDs. As funds permit, additional scholarships of equal or lesser amounts may be given each year.
All scholarships will be used to help pay for student recipient’s tuition, books, and fees for a course preparing them for a career in Church Music Ministry, Worship Arts Ministry, or a similar degree program. For each applicant selected for a scholarship, SMOST shall manage the scholarship funds until disbursed. Funds shall be disbursed directly to the educational institution(s) designated by the scholarship recipient(s).
Applicant Qualifications and Responsibilities
The scholarship is open to all persons who meet the faith, practice and educational requirements approved by SMOST. As part of the application process, all applicants must:
- Submit a fully completed application within the announced application period.
- Give a written testimony of their conversion to following Christ.
- Must describe their “call to the ministry,” experience.
With some possible exceptions, be currently enrolled in or will be enrolled in the next academic year in an institution of higher learning leading to a degree in Church Music Ministry, Worship Arts Ministry, or a similar degree program.
Recipient(s) can receive an annual SMOST scholarship award more than once by reapplying each year.
In the event eligible applicants are ranked and tied for a scholarship award, preference will be given to applicants who are a verified past, or present member of a church attended by one of the SMOST members.
Applications can be downloaded and submitted electronically through the SMOST web site. Applications must be submitted between January 1 through and June 1 of each year.
Applications may be submitted by e-mail, or through the SMOST website at Singingmen.org.
The recipient(s) of a scholarship will be notified of the award by the end of June, and an official announcement shall be made the following September at the SMOST concert held that month. Attendance at the award concert is encouraged, but not mandatory as travel time and distance may be prohibitive for the recipient.
Support the local and world wide mission of the Singing Men of South Texas by donating to our Memorial Scholarship Fund You can donate at our local concert, make donations Online by clicking here, or email us for more information here.