Scholarship and Grant Applications due January 15

ARE YOU… A current member of AOSA, in good standing for one full year prior? And… Able to demonstate personal need for financial aid? And… A U.S. citizen (or have resided in the U.S. at least 5 years)? If so, you are eligible for scholarships for professional development or grants to purchase instruments/equipment. Click on the links below to view specific Grant/Scholarship information and to download applications….

Barbara Potter Scholarship Fund

Barbara Potter Scholarship Fund The Barbara Potter Scholarship Fund provides financial aid to AOSA members who are interested in furthering the growth of Orff Schulwerk. These persons must need financial aid to further their education in Orff Schulwerk by attending the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria. The funds may be used for training at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria This is a one time scholarship per recipient. The applicant…

Research

AOSA encourages and facilitates research pertinent to Orff Schulwerk. The association also honors member researchers through an Excellence in Research Award. The links below will help you locate research and apply for research grants. Research Posters Call for posters for the 2019 Conference will be posted in early 2019 Orff Research Webliography Online, interactive bibliography hosted by the University of Kentucky Isabel McNeill Carley…

Scholarships and Grants

Alicia Canterbury Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund http://aosa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Canterbury-Alicia-pic.jpg …Level II’s rigor and requirements gave me a greater sense of self awareness and means towards embracing the concept of independent learners in the classroom. Jennifer Russell Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund http://aosa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Russell-Jennifer-pic-1.jpg Level II really helped me take the next step as a…

AOSA 2019 Scholarship and Grant Applications Due January 15

In 2018, twenty-five AOSA members were awarded over $35,000 in scholarships and grants to assist with professional development or the purchase of classroom instruments for teachers who work with low-income populations. Thanks to the many individual members and local chapters who contribute these funds that help AOSA fulfill its mission to “…to support the professional development of our members; and to inspire and advocate for the…

President’s Panel, Fort Worth 2017

Tiffany English, facilitator; Panel members: Robin Gillespie, Sally Sandoval, RJ Routan, David DuBose, Tiffany welcomed everyone and introduced the four speakers. Each speaker then shared personal stories and experiences. Robin Gillespie spoke from her heart about her father. She acknowledged that Avon was blessed with gifts from both his mother and his father. From his mother came his skills as an educator. Avon’s mother was a long line of…

Shields-Gillespie Scholarship

Shields-Gillespie Scholarship The Shields-Gillespie Scholarship provides financial aid to AOSA members who are interested in furthering the growth of Orff Schulwerk in Early Childhood Education. These persons must demonstrate financial need in order to further their education in Orff Schulwerk, or they must be educators in Early Childhood programs with low-income populations. Applicants may apply for training, instruments for their institution,…

Training and Projects (TAP) Fund

Training and Projects (TAP) Fund Established in 1995, the Training and Projects (TAP) Fund provides financial aid to AOSA members who are teachers of elementary and junior high school students of low-income populations. The following guidelines have been established to assist applicants who are seeking a TAP (Training and Projects) Fund grant. The funds may be used for professional development, instruments, and other special creative projects…

Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund

Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund Established by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association to honor Gunild Keetman, the Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund provides financial aid to AOSA members who are interested in furthering the growth of Orff Schulwerk. These persons must need financial aid to further their education in Orff Schulwerk or to develop a valid, creative project. It is reserved for uses and benefits associated with Orff Schulwerk. The…

Timeline of AOSA

Timeline of AOSA: 1968 – 2018 AOSA has accomplished much in our first 50 years with the chartering of more than 100 chapters, growth in membership, and expansion of programming to meet the ever-changing needs of Orff Schulwerk educators. These timelines serve as a way of documenting our progress, allowing us to pause and see where we came from on the way to where we are going next. Special thanks to the AOSA History Subcommittee,…