RUBY HOLLAND FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

The International Studies program of the Ruby Holland Foundation was established in 2017 to support students with financial need who want to participate in accredited international music programs.

Students have the opportunity to participate in programs offered by musical festivals and academies offered in Italy, Switzerland, or France.

This is a partial award based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Students and their respective families are encouraged and given tips on how to fundraise for the student’s individual airfare costs. THE FOUNDATION DOES NOT COVER TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES. The purpose of this program is to help strengthen, nurture and enhance music education skills that set the foundation for future career development growth. Furthermore, it is the position of the foundation that it is a character-building opportunity for students to share a small degree of responsibility in this collaborative venture.

The award is paid directly to the institution.

 

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Eligibility

Based on financial need

  • Open to applicants ages 9-17
  • Applicants who are dependent on parent’s income must provide parents’ income tax report or FAFSA
  • Non dependent applicants must provide their FAFSA or income tax report
  • Must submit 2 letters of recommendation
  • Must arrange for their own chaperone if under 18
  • Provide academic records / school reports – [Transcripts]
  • Must list any other scholarships, grants and loans for which they have applied
  • Must provide list of community service activities, clubs or Organization, sports participation, music/theatre/drama/dance

Restrictions

Must be a citizen of USA

  • This program is for applicants located in the State of Florida
  • Must be currently enrolled in Educational Institution(Elementary, Middle or High School / Secondary, Grades 7-12), (College or University: Freshman, Sophomore)
  • Awards are non transferrable, nor can  not be extended an additional year
  • Applicants must be accepted by the respective summer study program in Italy, Switzerland or France
  • Upon acceptance by the program applicant pays the required balance for tuition and board directly to the school
  • Applicant will notify the Ruby Holland Foundation of payment to the school, after which that confirmation will be the basis to remit the summer studies award directly to the school

Apply

Applications open: September 1st
Application deadline: October 26th

February 1st Applications mailed to International Festival Headquarters

February 28th  Applicant informed of application status

March 30th All tuition payment due for Festival participation

  • Incomplete applications will disqualify the applicant(s) from being considered.

FAQs

Can students from outside Orange or Seminole county apply for this scholarship, or is it limited to residents of these areas?

The eligibility criteria state that applicants must be residents of Orange or Seminole county. It is not specified whether students from outside these areas are eligible. For clarification, you can contact the foundation at info@rubyhollandfoundation.org.

Could you explain the eligibility criteria, such as the academic record, financial need, and U.S. citizenship requirement in more detail?

Eligibility criteria include students between the ages of 18 and 22 who are currently enrolled and attending college in the United States. For detailed information on eligibility criteria, it’s recommended to contact the foundation at info@rubyhollandfoundation.org.


Are there specific guidelines for the brief biography, including information about career goals?

It would be advisable to contact the foundation at info@rubyhollandfoundation.org for more specific instructions.



How should I submit the completed application form, and where to send it?

You can now submit your application electronically. The completed application form must be postmarked by midnight on March 24th of your high school graduation year. It is not explicitly mentioned where to send the electronic application, so it’s recommended to reach out to the foundation at info@rubyhollandfoundation.org for specific details on the submission process.


What is the deadline for submitting the scholarship application, and are there any specific dates outlined on the application form?

The application must be postmarked by midnight on March 24th of your high school graduation year. There are specific dates outlined on the application form, and it is crucial to adhere to these deadlines.



How should I ensure that my letters of recommendation are sent? Is there a specific process for this?

Letters of recommendation should be mailed directly to the Ruby Holland Foundation at the provided address: Ruby Holland Foundation, 3613 E. Lina Lane, Apopka, FL 32703-6120. It’s advisable to inform your recommenders about this address and ensure that they are sent in a timely manner.


Can students from outside Orange or Seminole county apply for this scholarship, or is it limited to residents of these areas?

The eligibility criteria state that applicants must be residents of Orange or Seminole county. It is not specified whether students from outside these areas are eligible. For clarification, you can contact the foundation at info@rubyhollandfoundation.org.

Is there a limit to the number of scholarships awarded each year, and how competitive is the selection process?

The information does not specify a limit on the number of scholarships awarded each year. The competitiveness of the selection process is not explicitly mentioned. For more details on the selection process and the number of scholarships awarded, it’s recommended to contact the foundation.



Are there any specific guidelines for the 3-minute video if I become a finalist, including the questions to be answered?

If you become a finalist, you will be notified and asked to provide a 3-minute video. The specific questions to be answered on the video will be communicated to you at that time. The general guidance for the video is to introduce yourself, state your name, age, high school, career choice for college studies, and explain how the scholarship will help you.

Can students from outside Florida apply for this scholarship, or is it limited to Florida residents?

The information does not explicitly state whether students from outside Florida can apply. It is recommended to contact the foundation at info@rubyhollandfoundation.org for clarification on eligibility for out-of-state students.

Can you provide more details about the personal video-taped recording that is required for submission by finalists - what questions should I cover in the taped recording?

Your video-taped recording must be 2-3 minutes long. Introduce yourself by stating your name, age, and high school. State your career choice for college studies and explain how the scholarship will help you. This recording will be emailed to the committee if you become a finalist.



Is there any additional information or guidelines regarding the required photograph, including size and quality?

The information does not provide specific details about the photograph, including size and quality. It’s advisable to contact the foundation at info@rubyhollandfoundation.org for any additional guidelines or requirements related to the photograph.

Could you explain the eligibility criteria in more detail, such as the academic record, financial need, and U.S. citizenship requirement?

The eligibility criteria include factors such as academic record, financial need, U.S. citizenship, and residency in Orange or Seminole county. Detailed information on academic requirements, specific financial criteria, and other eligibility details is not explicitly provided. For more specific details, you can contact the foundation at info@rubyhollandfoundation.org.



Are there specific guidelines for the brief letter explaining why I want to attend the Music Festival and how it can benefit me?

The information provided does not include guidelines for a brief letter related to attending a Music Festival. It seems there might be a mix-up in the content. If you have such a letter requirement, it’s recommended to refer to the specific instructions provided or contact the foundation for clarification.