All professional AOMT members with current MT-BC certification are eligible to apply for funds to cover the cost of registration for conferences. For more information on the next professional scholarship, please emailAOMT Scholarship Chair.
PURPOSE In an effort to support our members and the national organization in a way that is congruent with the mission of AOMT, we will make available financial awards to two professional music therapists who are experiencing financial difficulty or are seeking to reinstate discontinued membership. This program is modeled after the Great Lakes Region Membership Support Fund.
PROCEDURE Recipients of the professional award must be members of AOMT and meet one or more of the following criteria: 1. Lost a job or had a significant change in family income. 2. Experienced a significant reduction in hours. 3. Had to relocate to find a job or had to change jobs. 4. Struggling to secure full-time employment since finishing an internship more than 9 months ago.
Candidates are required to complete this application form explaining their reasons for needing assistance. Applications will be reviewed by the Executive Committee and applicants will be notified within 6 weeks of the decision.
Current AMTA professional dues are $250.00. AOMT will pay $200.00 of an individual membership, and the recipient will pay the remaining $50.00. A person will be eligible to receive this award only once.
If approved, the applicant will be notified and instructed to complete an AMTA membership form, fill out a check made out to AMTA ($50.00) and return both to the AOMT treasurer within two weeks of notification. The AOMT treasurer will forward both of these items and a check for the remaining amount to AMTA.