Joan Frey Boytim Awards
for Independent Teachers

Fndtnlogo200px.pngIn summer 2015, the NATS Foundation announced a new opportunity for independent teachers. Thanks to a significant gift from Joan Frey Boytim, the Foundation will be awarding $1,000 to one NATS member from each of the 14 NATS regions to attend the NATS National Conferences. It is designed to recognize and support independent teachers who do not hold full or part-time teaching positions in a college or university.

Up to FOURTEEN fellowships will be awarded.

DEADLINE

February 1, 2018. Online applications with all required materials must be complete by the deadline date. Late entries will not be considered for the award.

ELIGIBILITY

In order to be eligible, ALL of the following requirements must apply:

  • The applicant must be a NATS member in good standing at the time of application and time of conference;
  • The applicant must never before have attended a NATS National Conference;
  • Applicant must teach at least five private students per week;
  • Applicant must not work for a college or university as a voice instructor;

Recipients will not receive the funds until after the conference and will be required to write a short essay detailing their experience in order to receive disbursement of the funds. 

PROCEDURE

  1. Complete the online application. 
  2. Provide name and contact information for 1 letter of reference (to be requested and submitted through portal)

Application will be available winter 2016.

Past Independent Teacher Fellowship Winners

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