The Arvida Steen Orff Schulwerk Studies Scholarship was established in 2004 to recognize Arvida's extensive and generous support to music education. Arvida taught in the St. Thomas Orff Schulwerk Certificate Program from 1972-2003, serving as director for four years. She received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Orff-Schulwerk Association in 1997 and was vice president and president of AOSA between 1978 and 1981. She is the author of Exploring Orff, an important resource for Orff practitioners. Through her work with teachers and children, thousands of lives have been touched and changed.

This scholarship provides financial assistance to GMUS 735 Curriculum Development. The scholarship recipient must complete an Arvida Steen Scholarship Application and:

  • be enrolled in the Master of Arts in Music Education program at the University of St. Thomas with Orff Schulwerk as a declared concentration;
  • have successfully completed Level II Orff Schulwerk; and
  • provide verification of financial need.

If no candidate meets all of the above criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to a current MAME Orff concentration student and applied toward Level III Orff studies. The scholarship cannot be awarded more than once to the same student. Scholarships are competitive.

Tax-deductible donations to help a music educator continue their excellence through study at St. Thomas are greatly appreciated.

The Luann Dummer Center for Women is pleased to offer a graduate fellowship to a student who will conduct research on topics related to women and/or gender issues. This award has been offered since the 1999-2000 academic year.

Full-time and part-time students in all graduate programs are invited to apply. Students must be enrolled at St. Thomas during most or all of this time period. Details regarding the fellowship are located on the Luann Dummer Center for Women website.

This research may be conducted as part of a course, a thesis or a dissertation, or it may be conducted as a credit or non-credit independent study. Whatever the format, the student must have a faculty sponsor to guide the project and support the application. The research fellow agrees to credit the Luann Dummer Center for Women as co-sponsor and funder in all research outcomes. The fellow also agrees to submit a formal research report and to present their work at an appropriate venue (such as Grant Recipients Reception) in the Luann Dummer Center for Women.

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