Financial Aid

Scholarship Opportunities

IAMT is proud to be able to offer our members two different scholarship opportunities.  Each scholarship will be offered annually, and members may apply for any of the three.  Please read below for further details.

AMTA MEMBERSHIP AWARD

One Scholarship will be awarded to an IAMT member at the end of each calendar year.  The amount of the award will match AMTA’s current Professional Membership pricing at the time the scholarship is announced.  Applicants will need to submit the following:

  1. Scholarship Application Form
  2. A statement of financial need
  3. An essay describing why the applicant believes AMTA membership to be important

Scholarship applications will be accepted in September and October each year.  Applicants need not demonstrate financial need in order to qualify for the scholarship, but those who cannot afford membership will be given preference.

The executive committee of the IAMT Board will blindly review applications in November.  Winners will be notified in December, and the award will be given before the end of the calendar year.


CONTINUING EDUCATION AWARD

Two Professional IAMT members will receive free registration to attend the a CMTE Training (one person per event if there are two events in a year).  Applicants must submit the following

  1. Scholarship Application Form
  2. A statement of financial need
  3. An essay describing how the information gained in the training will be utilized and/or enhance the therapist’s work

Scholarship applications will be accepted immediately after the CMTE is announced and will be due 6 weeks prior to the eventFor the Fall 2019 CMTE, this window will not apply. Applications are due by Tuesday, October 8th.
Applicants need not demonstrate financial need in order to qualify for the scholarship, but those who describe difficulty paying for registration will be given preference.

The executive committee of the IAMT Board will blindly review applications one month prior to the event, and winners will be notified at least one week in advance of the early registration deadline.


Questions may be directed to the Past President, Allison Gunnink, past_president@musictherapyillinois.org


Please click here to go to the submission page for the scholarships.


Financial Support and Disaster Relief

The Illinois Association for Music Therapy endeavors to support our membership in any way we can. One way we can support our members is by providing financial support in the event that a member encounters financial hardship, or a disaster such as flooding, fire, etc. If either of these instances befalls yourself or your music therapy practice, you are eligible to receive funds from our Financial Support or Disaster Relief Reserves. Please reach out to us if you find yourself in a time of need. 
 
To apply for Financial Support an applicant must:
  • Be a current member of the Illinois Association for Music Therapy

  • Be a board-certified music therapist living in Illinois

  • Submit a letter to the board indicating the causes of your financial hardship and how that has impacted your necessary expenses and/or immediate needs

 
To apply for Disaster Relief an applicant must:
  • Be a current member of the Illinois Association for Music Therapy

  • Be a board-certified music therapist living in Illinois

  • Submit a letter to the board indicating what disaster you have experienced, and how it has impacted your necessary expenses and/or immediate needs
 
Please email your letter to president@musictherapyillinois.org.