School Band and Orchestra magazine is offering ten $1,000 scholarships to students from fourth grade through 12th grade who best answer the statement, "How Playing a Musical Instrument Made Me a Better Student ..." Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students in grades four to eight and five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students in grades nine through twelve. Equal merchandise prizes contributed by Alfred Publishing Co., Hershey Fund Raising, Yamaha Corporation of America and Avedis Zildjian Co. awarded to schools of winning entrants. Entries will be judged by SBO Magazine's editorial board and a panel of music professionals. Essays must be submitted by Dec. 31, 2005. Winners will be notified by May 16, 2006. Read more.