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Underground Squirrel 

Music Study Scholarship

The human spirit in bloom is a magical thing to witness but not everyone has the resources to pursue their desired path. To help bridge that gap, we have created the Underground Squirrel Music Study Scholarship. This is a fund designed to help deserving music students pay for 50% of weekly private music lessons. 

To apply for this scholarship, you must live within a 20 mile radius of Rockford, IL, own or have access to your instrument of study, have access to transportation, must be able to commit to a weekly lesson schedule plus the practice time requirements throughout the week, and must be able to pay for 50% of your own music lesson cost. 


If you fulfill all those requirements, compose an email with responses to the following and submit to

1) What is your full name, physical address, phone number, and same info for a parent/guardian if you are under the age of 18.

2) What is your date of birth?

3) What is your instrument to be studied?

4) Do you currently take private lessons? If so, where and who is your private teacher?

5) How long have you been playing/studying your instrument?

6) Can you read sheet music?

7) What are your long term goals as a musician?

8) If you are of school age, what school do you attend and do you participate in Band, Choir, or Orchestra?

9) Do you have any other musical outlet like church or a band?

10) Do you, or anyone in your household currently receive SNAP benefits?

11) Did you, or anyone in your household receive SNAP benefits within the last year?

12) Please submit a 30 second to one minute video of you performing your instrument, either a cappella, or with accompaniment of some kind like backing tracks or accompaniment from other performers.

Note - This need based Scholarship is only available when financial resources are available. If you'd like to help raise funds for this Scholarship, contact us! If you want to donate, visit our donation page!

Non-Discriminatory Policy

Underground Squirrel Studio does not, and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of recipients or volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, students, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

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