I applied for a scholarship towards Grad School a few months ago. The Texas Music Educators Association is composed of teachers across the state (myself included). They hold the largest music educator conference in the nation in San Antonio every February. It's incredible to say the least. I applied last year and did not get the scholarship. Felt bummed about it for sure, but knew I'd go for it again this past year.
Yesterday a letter arrived in the mail from TMEA letting me know that I was chosen for the scholarship this year. It will go towards my education this summer or fall. It's a huge deal and I'm so blessed to be awarded with the scholarship.