Sponsored by the New Jersey Chapter of
The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NJNATS)

Doris Lenz was a dedicated NJNATS voice teacher, who took special pride and pleasure in teaching high school singers. In her memory, this scholarship was established to support serious high school students of singing who participate in summer vocal music programs.

Scholarships of $300 are available for the Summer of 2018.

EligibilityApplicants can be residents of New Jersey or Pennsylvania, completing grades 9 through 12 in Spring 2018, and studying voice privately with a teacher who is a New Jersey NATS member. Strong consideration will be given to singers who have participated in the Doris Lenz Festival of Singing and have not previously received a Doris Lenz Award.

Payment - Funds will be paid directly to the program. Please note that awards cannot be paid, either directly or indirectly, to the recommending teacher.

Deadline – May 6, 2018 at midnight Scholarship winner(s) will be notified by June 1, 2018.

Application Requirements



    Phone and Email:

    Age and current year in high school:

    Number of years of private voice study:

    Name and email address of your voice teacher:

    Please include a letter of recommendation from your voice teacher.

    Have you applied for a Doris Lenz Scholarship before? If so, what year(s)?

    Have you received a Doris Lenz Scholarship before? If so, what year(s)?

    Briefly explain why you are applying for a Doris Lenz Scholarship:

    Name, mailing address, and dates of the Summer Program you will attend:

    Is this an auditioned program?

    What is the total cost of the program?

    Are you receiving financial aid from any other sources?

    Are there any special financial circumstances you would like us to consider?

    Briefly describe your goals as a singer:

    Please list other vocal programs you have attended:

    Please list other scholarships you have received. You may also include a resume.

Return application and materials to:

or hard copies via USPS to

Robin Massie, Doris Lenz Scholarship Committee
Westminster Choir College
Rider University
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540-3819

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