Outstanding Musicians Award Program

The scholarship program is named for Dr. John R. Chandler, first Executive Director of SBACS/NACS, in honor of his support for Christian schooling and lifelong involvement in music ministry. Each fall, Christian school seniors are nominated by their Guidance Counselor to compete for the Outstanding Musicians Award Program. Nominees must then complete an application process to compete for the scholarships. Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements become finalists. In the spring, a panel of judges chooses the winners in each of the two categories. To compete for the award, seniors must:

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and five (5) Finalist awards all earn cash scholarships that are delivered via check directly to the college/university of choice in the fall.

Important Links:

Click here if you are a STUDENT NOMINEE and need essay, audition, application information and the link for the Outstanding Musician Application Form

Click here if you are a GUIDANCE COUNSELOR and need to upload transcripts, your school profile, and/or teacher recommendation letters for your student nominees. You must use the password provided in the e-mail to gain access to this page


Click here if you are a school guidance counselor and would like to nominate students for the Musician Award Program. You will need the students’ e-mail addresses, current unweighted GPA, and musical instrument category (voice, piano, strings, brass, woodwind, or percussion) to complete the form. (Form is closed for the 2021 program)