Mary Lou Orthey Scholarship Fund

The Mary Lou Orthey Memorial Scholarship Committee was established in 2006 to promote the autoharp and its music by providing financial assistance to people who would otherwise not be able to afford to MLAG events.

Scholarship recipients in 2022 will be able to have part or all of their registration fees paid for. 

Award Criteria

  • You love the autoharp and autoharp music and are serious about playing.
  • You will promote the autoharp and autoharp music in your community, especially with young people.
  • Attending MLAG will make a difference for you and the people around you.

Please download the application form, HERE, review the application process and guidelines, complete the application, and mail it in by May 15, 2022.

Mary Lou Orthey Scholarship Fund

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply if I’ve attended before?

Yes, you can.

If wasn’t selected last year, can I reapply?

Yes, you can.

What if I miss the deadline?

The May 15 postmark deadline is firm.  You’ll have to apply again next year.

How many recipients are selected?

It depends on what applicants’ needs are and how we may meet them.  

Will I be contacted if I don’t receive a scholarship? How soon would I know if I’m selected?

All applicants will be notified by June 15. 

What happens if I am chosen and then can’t go after all?

We will have an alternate, and of course you can reapply next year.

Who can I thank if I’m selected?

You can thank the MLAG Board on behalf of all the people who support the Scholarship Fund; those who contribute financially, volunteer for our fund raising projects, purchase the special CDs, donate to the silent auction and more.

For other questions, contact Cathy Britell

The Mary Lou Orthey Scholarship Fund lets qualified applicants who cannot afford to attend the Gathering apply for financial support. The fund is supported by donations, and your donation to help continue to make this possible is greatly appreciated.