George Bornoff Memorial Scholarship Fund

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

Applications for the 2022 ASTA National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, are NOW OPEN!
Deadline extended to January 17, 2022


Each year, FASE and ASTA award scholarships to attend the ASTA National Conference. Three scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 to attend the 2022 ASTA National Conference in-person in Atlanta, Georgia.

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 by January 17, 2022: 

  1. Download, complete, sign, and submit the application form .
  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 in-person 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 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