The Gary Meek Memorial Scholarship is presented annually by the Indiana Music Education Association (IMEA) through the IMEA Council for General Music. The scholarship, named for an esteemed Indiana music educator and Elementary Music Teacher of the Year, is presented at the Council for General Music’s general music workshop.
To be eligible for the Meek Scholarship, students must be a fourth- or fifth-year senior and a full-time music education major at an Indiana college or university; exhibit high scholastic and musical ability; and plan to teach elementary or junior high/middle school general music.
Applicants write personal statements about their musical experiences — background, awards, achievements, music workshop attendance, et cetera — and their philosophy of music education, explaining why they want to teach music and what they want to achieve in their teaching. Additionally, applicants are required to secure two letters of recommendation.