Application Deadline: April 30, 2021
The New York Community Trust Harris Scholarship offers four-year college scholarships for students attending an accredited college or university.
Students must attend an accredited college or university, barring any music conservatory, in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree in any field or discipline along with continued study of music throughout college. While this scholarship is not intended for students who expect to pursue a career in music, a requirement of the scholarship is the continued formal study of music (e.g., taking one semester-long music class per year).
ELIGIBILITY & SELECTION CRITERIA
To be eligible for the New York Community Trust Harris Scholarship Program at Third Street Music School for 2020-2021, students must meet the following criteria:
- Are actively studying music at Third Street and have since at least the 2019-20 school year. (Currently registered seniors of the New York City Symphonic Band and Inter School Orchestras of New York at Third Street (ISO) are eligible.)
- Plan to graduate from a New York City public school by the end of the 2020-21 school year.
- Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university program in Fall 2021.
- Exceptional academic ability and achievement, based on high school transcripts, cumulative GPA and SAT/ACT scores.
- Demonstrate significant financial need as determined by the 2021-2022 FAFSA Student Aid Report.
- Participate in two or more music-related activities on a regular basis (e.g., individual lessons, partner lessons, repertoire classes, small or large ensembles, music theory and composition, public performances, etc.). Musical activities outside of Third Street are accepted, as long as one of the activities is conducted at Third Street.
- Contribute positively as a member of their community as evidenced by three letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, mentors, employers, etc.
Third Street will convene a five-member panel composed of educators, school administrators and experts in the field, to review scholarship applications and select recipients. After a reading of applications, the panel will convene to further review and discuss applicants and select each scholarship recipient.
All documents must be submitted through the electronic portal below.
- Official SAT and/or ACT scores.
- Complete high school transcripts: all four years through most recent semester.
- 2021-2022 FAFSA Student Aid Report, submitted electronically through the NYCT application portal.
- Three letters of recommendation: one academic, one music-related, one personal.
These documents must be submitted electronically. For any questions regarding eligibility, the financial assistance application or the scholarship application, please contact Kathleen Rivera via email, or at 212-777-3240, ext. 36.
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