The Florida Flute Association is honored to offer several scholarships as part of its mission to encourage and educate talented flutists. FFA members are eligible to apply for Emeritus Fund scholarships and Gilbert Study Grants offered through the Gilbert Memorial Endowment Fund.
Emeritus Fund donations may be made in honor of former or present teachers. As this Fund grows, the Board formulates on a year-to-year basis the guide lines by which the Emeritus Scholarship Fund is driven. Currently, the aim of the Fund is to provide financial assistance for flute instruction to a limited number of exceptionally talented students.
The Gilbert Memorial Endowment Fund is perpetuated in celebration of the lives and legacy of Geoffrey Gilbert and his wife, Marjorie. One of the most distinguished British flutists and teachers of flute of the twentieth century, Mr. Gilbert provided a pro found and long-lasting influence in many lives and careers through his fifty-year career, including generous participation at numerous Fairs of the FFA. Established through the generosity of former students, particularly Sir James Galway, the Fund is perpetuated by individual gifts and Southern Music Co. royalties.
To further the legacy of Geoffrey Gilbert, who never stopped searching for new and better ways toper form and teach, the FFA now administers the Fund, offering Gilbert Study Grants. The Performance Study Grant (odd years) and the Teaching Study Grant (even years) are one-time $1000 awards to accomplished per formers and committed teachers aiming to pursue future study.
Gilbert Study Grant Application (PDF format) - Due by March 15.
Additional information on the Emeritus Scholarship Fund and the Gilbert Memorial Endowment Fund is available from:
Deborah Heller, Scholarships Chair
6016 Harry Rewis Rd.
Macclenny, FL 32063
Tax-deductible donations to the Funds are gratefully accepted through the year, with your check payable to FFA — Memo: Emeritus Fund or GMEF. Contact Cindy Bruce, FFA Exec. Director, for more details.
Last Modified 1/6/08
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