This program offers a tuition and board award for international summer studies programs geared towards advanced music studies and career development.

Tuition and board paid directly to the institution.
Programs offered in Italy, Switzerland, or France

The Foundation is committed to ensure that aspiring musician-artists are encouraged to apply for financial assistance scholarships. Applications are accepted from September 1st, 2020 through midnight of October 26th , 2020.

The “Studies Abroad Program” of the Ruby Holland Foundation was established in 2017. Funds were raised primarily from a Retirement Benefit Concert held at the Dr. Philips Center for the Arts. Additional monies were raised from small concerts at shopping mall, bake sales, a GoFundMe campaign and individual solicitations from within the community and among friends of the foundation. In 2018, the foundation was able to fund 3 students to attend the Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy.

Scholarship Awards for the foundation’s study abroad program pay for tuition and board only. Awards are based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Students and their respective families are encouraged and given tips on how to fundraise for the student’s individual airfare costs. The foundation does not cover transportation expenses. The purpose of this program is to help strengthen, nurture and enhance music education skills that set the foundation for future career development growth. Furthermore, it is the position of the foundation that it is a character-building opportunity for students to share a small degree of responsibility in this collaborative venture.

Timelines and Deadlines:

September 1st - October 26th, 2020: accepting scholarship applications

Deadline for application - midnight of the 10/26/20

November 20th, 2020: Selected applicants will submit short video recording performance of 2 contrasting pieces of repertoire for consideration.

December 1st, 2020: Deadline for applicants to email festival application to RHF Headquarters

February 1st, 2021: Applications mailed to International Festival Headquarters.

Note: Individual students are responsible to pay the Festival Application Fee.

February 28th, 2021: Applicant informed of application status

March 30th, 2021: All tuition payment due for Festival participation

For answers to any questions, please contact info@rubyhollandfoundation.org