As a part of NJ NATS’ mission to support voice teachers and singers in New Jersey, we offer the following scholarships and financial awards.

Mildred May Scholarship for Opera Singers

The Mildred Ellor May Scholarship is presented by the New Jersey Chapter of NATS every other year to New Jersey singers pursuing a career in opera. Mildred Ellor May (“Mimi”) was a long-time and dedicated member of New Jersey-NATS. Her love of performing and teaching classical opera is reflected in her most generous gift to our organization.

Doris Lenz Scholarship for High School Singers

Doris Lenz was a dedicated NJ NATS 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.

Robert Edwin Award for Professional Development

This funding is available to members of NJ NATS in good standing for participation in a voice pedagogy event or conference. It can be used for event fees or travel expenses.