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The Ruth and Clarence Mader Memorial Scholarship Fund offers grants to support research on topics related to organs, organists, and organ repertoire. Grants of up to $1,250 will be awarded and preference will be given to research that will lead to published articles or books. Research projects involving the creation of recordings or digital resources will also be considered. 

The deadline to submit applications for the next round of grants is March 31, 2023Click HERE to download the application form.


Completed applications should be saved in PDF format and sent to


Grant recipients will be asked to submit a short report summarizing their research progress approximately one year after receiving a grant and are also asked to acknowledge the Mader Memorial Scholarship Fund in any publications related to the grant. Questions about the grant program and application process can be directed to Dr. Edmond Johnson (Chair, Research Grant Committee) using the contact form below.

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Past Research Awards

  • 1999 - Burton Tidwell and Nancy Kay Bernard

  • 2000 - Agnes Armstrong, Michael Friesen, Brenda Leach and Barbara Owen

  • 2001 - Ronald Ebrecht

  • 2002 - Laura A Carrasco

  • 2003 - Byron Adams, Ronald Ebrecht and Stephen Warner

  • 2004 - Jane Hettrick, Scott Huntington, Sabin Levi and Stephen Schnurr

  • 2005 - Jonathan B. Hall and Scott M. Hyslop

  • 2006 - Randall D. Engle, Carolyn Shuster Fournier and Tina Fruhauf

  • 2018 - Jane Shatkin Hettrick, Christopher Holman, Alexander Meszler, and Damin Spritzer

  • 2019 - Stephanie Barth, Russell Weismann, Steven Young

  • 2022 - Anne Laver

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