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TBSAA Grant Program

Are you continuing to serve your community, but could use some assistance?

Are you seeking financial assistance for a project that would positively impact the community and promote the Sorority?

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The TBSAA offers grants to Association members in any of the following three categories:

Sorority Service
Professional Development
Music Programs

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2018 TBSAA Grant:

Grant amount: $750

Application/proposal deadline: April 15, 2018

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SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

• Applicant must be an Alumni or Gold Star member of TBSAA in good standing at the time of submission.
• Current résumé, including Tau Beta Sigma experience.
• Two current letters of recommendation, with one written by a person familiar with the proposed project.
• Description of project (three pages, maximum). Description must include how project aligns with the missions of Tau Beta Sigma and the TBSAA, and impacts the community, the Sorority, or your professional development.
• Proposed Project Budget.
• Supporting information or materials describing or related to the service project.

Submit this application and supporting materials in one envelope and mail to Tau Beta Sigma Alumni Association, P.O. Box 849, Stillwater, OK 74076-0849, OR e-mail to tbsaa@tbsigma.org by April 15, 2018. Entries will be reviewed by the TBSAA Programs Committee. Grants must be used within one year of being awarded. In submitting this application, the grant recipient agrees to return the grant to the TBSAA if money is not used as intended. For more information, please contact Chris Foster, Programs Chair, at bandchris@tbsigma.org.

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The Tau Beta Sigma Alumni Association is proud to announce the recipient of the 2017 TBSAA Grant:  Sara Knapp, alumna of the Iota Psi chapter at Kennesaw State University.

Sara currently serves as the band director at Calhoun Middle School in Calhoun, Georgia.  She also serves as Assistant Director of the Calhoun High School Marching Band.

Sara’s grant proposal requested financial assistance to initiate a mariachi band program.  Sara’s grant proposal identified three key benefits to adding such a program for her school:

  • creating the first school program (co-curricular or extracurricular) that reflects Hispanic culture
  • involved families and communities in school activities
  • introducing non-Hispanic students to a new aspect of musical repertoire and culture


The 2016 TBSAA Grant recipient was Jennifer Villarreal, alumna of the Beta Zeta chapter at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Jennifer is the district flute instructor in Roma Independent School District in Texas, and teaches at Roma High School, Roma Middle School, and Ramiro Barrera Middle School.

Jennifer’s grant proposal sought to assist alleviate the cost of bringing a clinician to the district for the Fall 2016 Semester. Being 4 hours away from the closest metropolitan area, the Roma band program lacks in direct, regular contact with the available band professionals. The TBSAA’s grant will assist provide funding for a clinician to travel to South Texas and help her students become better musicians.

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The 2015 TBSAA Grant recipient was Sarah Cox, alumna of the Epsilon Kappa chapter at UCLA.  Sarah works with the Harmony Project, a non-profit music education organization in Los Angeles. As part of her grant proposal, Sarah plans to use the grant funding to help The Music Library and Instrument Tune-Up program supporting over 200 students who associated with the Harmony Project. The grant will go toward purchasing new sheet music & scores and repairing old & damaged instruments.

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