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We are pleased to announce that the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) is soliciting scholarship applications for the 2016 June M. Hinckley Music Education Scholarship. The Association will award $1000.00 scholarships to selected 2015-2016 graduating high school students who participated in a Florida All-State ensemble and who intend to major in music education at a Florida college or university. Please see the application below and encourage your students to apply.

June M. Hinckley Scholarship Application

The following should be sent to the FMEA office:

  • Application
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript - should remain sealed
  • Three letters of recommendation

Postmark Deadline: April 22, 2016

Some descriptionAs arts education specialist for the Florida Department of Education, June Hinckley led the development of the Sunshine State Standards for the Arts, which are based on the National Arts Standards, and were adopted by the Florida State Board of Education in 1996. Hinckley assisted schools and school districts with the implementation of the arts standards and connecting the arts with the state accountability and testing program, and served as a liaison among the various K-12 arts education groups, higher education, and community arts organizations. She was a founding organizer of the Arts for a Complete Education project, which has coalesced the various community, industry, and school arts organizations in Florida to cooperatively and proactively work to improve the quality and quantity of arts programs throughout the state.

June Hinckley served as president of MENC (now NAfME): The National Association for Music Education, chair of the National Consortium for Arts Education Association, and represented all the arts on several national committees. She was a member of the writing team that developed the National Standards for Music Education. As MENC president, Ms. Hinckley conceived and initiated Vision 2020: The Housewright Symposium on the Future of Arts Education. This effort has been credited with providing a blueprint for music education for the future that picks up the work done at the Tanglewood Symposium. Ms. Hinckley has received the Hall of Fame Award from FMEA and the ACE of Hearts Award from Arts for a Complete Education/Florida Alliance for Arts Education. In 2003 she was designated as a NAfME Lowell Mason Fellow.