George Bornoff Memorial Scholarship Fund

Sponsored by the Foundation for the Advancement of String Education (FASE) in conjunction with ASTA

Applications for 2021 are now CLOSED. Information on applying for scholarships awarded in 2022 will be available in fall 2021.

Each year, FASE and ASTA award scholarships to attend the ASTA National Conference. Applicants must be a string teacher in the first five years of teaching and have a current ASTA membership. Special consideration is given to applicants who teach traditionally underserved populations.

To apply:

    1. Download, complete, and sign the application form.
    2. Write an essay (250 words or less) that clearly explains how this scholarship will assist you in achieving your string education career goals.
    3. Submit a current resume that includes work experience, education, and training.
    4. Submit two letters of recommendation from individuals knowledgeable about your qualifications.
    5. Selected recipients must complete the George Bornoff Memorial Scholarship Fund Report and write a short article (500 words) for the American String Teacher journal on what you learned at ASTA National Conference and how it will help you in the future. (Failure to complete the report by the due date will result in the recipient returning the scholarship money.)

Congratulations to the 2021 Bornoff Scholarship Recipients

  -  Panya Amphone, Mayberry Magnet Middle School, Wichita, Kansas
  -  Kornelia Cesarz, Pleasantdale Middle School, Burr Ridge, Illinois
  -  Katie Higgins, St. John’s College High School, Washington, D.C.
  -  En-Ting Hsu, UMKC Community Music and Dance Academy, Kansas City, Missouri
  -  Justin Louie, Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Clifton, New Jersey
  -  Melanie Sadoff, Nanuet Union Free School District, Nanuet, New York