Scholarships

MRS College Scholarship
APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 1, 2022

Only currently enrolled high school seniors who participate in band, choir,
or orchestra can apply for these scholarships.

Babe Stewart Senior Scholarships: 1st place – $3,000, 2nd place – $1,5000, 3rd place – $1,000
William A and Elizabeth Jones Scholarships: 1st place – $2,000

There are FOUR parts to the College Scholarship Application. ALL four parts must be completed in order for you to be considered for the scholarship.

  • You are required to participate in a live audition that will take place at Bartlesville High School on Thursday, April 21, 2022. Please prepare to present 5-7 minutes of music that best represents your ability as a musician.
  • Please ask your private or school music teacher to email a letter of recommendation on your behalf to knopfeljc@bps-ok.org. Letters are due by Friday, April 8, 2022.
  • Please email a pdf copy of your music and a picture of yourself suitable for publication in the newspaper and on social media to knopfeljc@bps-ok.org. Materials must be received by Friday, April 1, 2022.
  • Please complete this online application. 2022 MRS College Scholarship Application

Ruth Brush Music Composition Award
APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 1, 2022

Only currently enrolled 9th thru 12th grade students can apply for this award. First prize is $100.

There are TWO parts to this application. Both parts must be completed in order for you to be considered for this award.

  • Please email a pdf of your musical score and a MIDI file of your composition to knopfeljc@bps-ok.org by no later than April 1, 2022.
  • Please complete this online application 2022 Ruth Brush Composition Award

Stewart Music Camp Scholarship
APPLICATION DEADLINE May 6, 2022

STUDENTS MUST BE IN GOOD STANDING WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP.

  • Only currently enrolled 6th thru 11th grade students are eligible to apply for this award.
  • Only approved, qualified music camps such as OSU, OU, OKWU, Arkansas, Interlochen, Inspiration Point, or Quartz Mountain will be considered for scholarship awards.
  • A total of $125 will be paid towards the cost of the camp if the cost is more than $125. If the cost is less than $125, the total fee for the camp will be paid.
  • Please complete the Camp Scholarship Application, print it, and sign it.
  • The completed application may be submitted via email, regular mail, or in person.
  • FOR EMAIL – send to knopfeljc@bps-ok.org (Please include MRS Camp Scholarship in the email subject line)
  • FOR REGULAR MAIL – send to Music Camp Scholarship, Musical Research Society, P.O. Box 3013, Bartlesville, OK 74006
  • FOR IN PERSON DELIVERY – please give form directly to Jonathan Knopfel

Musical Research Society donates over $20,000 each year in scholarships and financial support for local music programs. Yearly gifts are given to the following organizations to support their music-related activities: Children’s Musical Theatre, Bartlesville High School Band, Bartlesville High School Orchestra, Bartlesville High School Choir