2021: FIVE years spreading music literacy and love
Spreading Love & Music
2021 marks the fifth year of
Grant A Guitar Scholarships
and the second year under the pandemic
The Grant A Guitar Scholarship is awarded each year to students in order to foster music appreciation and fluency – and, ultimately, to amplify the power that music has to improve our daily lives.
Has music helped to keep you connected in this age of quarantines, isolation, and shutdowns?
Tell us about it in an original essay and you may be eligible to win a guitar and lessons – even if you have never played a note or plucked a string!
The 2021 Grant A Guitar Scholarship is NOT a skills-based contest.
Submit an essay in the month of April on how music has helped keep you connected to the people and beliefs that you hold most dear and you may be this year’s recipient of a Grant A Guitar scholarship.
(At least) one high school student will receive a guitar and lessons worth $1000, and
One middle school student will receive a guitar and lessons worth $700
Study shows young adults are experiencing increases in lonliness and associated increases in mental health problems
A study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health shows young adults are experiencing increases in loneliness and associated increases in mental health problems during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The paper recommends intervention strategies to address "loneliness and feelings of reduced social support, "especially for those who may have had greater disruption in their social lives.
Has music helped you or someone you care about?
How can you submit an essay?
Submit an original essay (no longer than 500 words) on this year’s theme: How music has helped connect you to the people and beliefs that you hold most dear during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Email your essay to any time in the month of April, 2020.
For more information on the 2021 Grant a Guitar Scholarship, visit the 2021 Scholarship page.
For more information on prior years' recipients, visit the Essay page.
For more information on all of our many friends and supporting organizations, visit the GG Friends page.
Donating Instruments to Friends with Friends
In October 2019, The Music Settlement announced their 2019 – 2020 recipients of the Grant a Guitar Scholarship.
We are thrilled for:
Sam Kelly (pictured on the right) who is a member of the Music Settlement's Rock & Pop Academy. He is posing with Rock & Pop Department Head Alfredo Guerrieri, and
Solomon Malone (pictured on the left) who is a Suzuki guitar student and is pictured with his teacher, Cory Roberts.
Thank you to the Music Settlement for all that they do to promote the love and appreciation of music and musicianship.
You can learn more about the Music Settlement HERE.