The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association (HSGA) recently enacted a board resolution that memorializes the association's commitment to their scholarship program. This program exists to benefit those who are interested in learning the Hawaiian steel guitar but need assistance to help pay for the cost of private lessons. The HSGA website now contains information about the scholarship application process and a link to download a scholarship application. To get to the scholarship information, go to the HSGA website at http://www.hsga.org, and point your mouse on the "About HSGA" navigation link on the left side. This should open up a submenu. Navigate and click on the "Scholarship Fund" link to get to the scholarship information. The scholarship page can also be directly accessed at https://hsga.org/scholarship-fund/.
The HSGA board resolution includes this citing:
WHEREAS, the HSGA Scholarship Fund's "primary financial goal is to provide scholarship assistance through donations and bequests to steel guitar students who demonstrate the ability and intent to become accomplished performers." See, http://www.hsga.org/scholarship.htm. (See the complete text of the resolution here.)
Potential donors to the HSGA can designate their contributions to be applied specifically to the scholarship fund and scholarship funds "shall only be used specific purpose to provide scholarship assistance to steel guitar students who demonstrate the ability and intent to become accomplished performers and such Scholarship funds shall not be used for any other purpose."
The process itself has not changed. Potential applicants are advised of scholarship requirements which include:
Additional guidelines and requirements for applicants include:
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