George Bornoff Memorial Scholarship Fund

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

Each year, FASE and ASTA award scholarships to attend the ASTA National Conference. This year, we awarded three $1,000 scholarships to attend the 2022 ASTA National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The recipients are listed below.

Scholarship applications for the 2023 ASTA National Conference in Orlando, Florida, will open in September 2022. 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, please submit the following items: 

  1. Download, complete, sign, and submit the application form (applications for 2023 scholarships will open in September 2022).
  2. Write and submit 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.

Please note:

  • Scholarship funds are to be used for registration fees and travel expenses to help attend the conference. Scholarship recipients are responsible for paying any additional expenses related to attending the conference.
  • Scholarship 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 2022 Bornoff Scholarship Recipients

  -  Anna Byington, Bridge Boston Charter School
  -  Monquez Ford, Natchez-Adams School District
  -  Alejandro Padro-Fuentes, Beckendorff Junior High School