Scholarships and Education Grants

The Young Singers Foundation (YSF), an outreach of Sweet Adelines International, is committed to enriching the lives of young women by promoting education and performance of vocal music within the barbershop style and pursues this mission by offering grants and scholarships.

The Young Singers Foundation Grants invest in the future of barbershop music and in the lives of young women. The Bev Sellers Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance to those who have been associated with the women's barbershop genre to continue their collegiate studies in music education or vocal pedagogy.

The Young Singers Foundation Grants and Scholarships

The Young Singers Foundation, or YSF, grant opportunity has closed. Based on the mission of YSF, which is aligned with the organizational mission of Sweet Adelines International, the monies awarded will go to support educational opportunities for women's barbershop vocal music.

The grant deadline was June 1, 2017 and provided funds for projects to be completed within the timeframe of November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018.

The application deadline for the second yearly grant cycle was November 1, 2017, supporting activities beginning no earlier than May 1, 2018 and completed by April 30, 2019.

Bev Sellers Memorial Scholarships

Scholarship applications are open and will be accepted from November 15, 2017 - January 25, 2018 for the 2018-2019 academic year.

While it is the goal of the Foundation to award scholarships in the amount of $5,000, applicable to a complete year of schooling, the number and amount of scholarships is dependent on the success of annual fundraising efforts by the Young Singers Foundation. We appreciate all donations which are generously given to support and maintain our scholarship program.

Download the new application here for further instructions and criteria of candidates. We look forward to receiving your completed original application, with six copies, postmarked by January 25, 2018. At this time, scholarship applications must be mailed; emailed applications are not accepted. Questions? Email ysf@sweetadelines.com or call 1.800.992.7464.