The first state-sponsored music scholarship for students in grades K-12 was announced Tuesday by Michigan Education Secretary Kathleen Zellner.
The program is the first to launch statewide since the state launched a program in 2004 to offer free tuition and other financial assistance for students studying music.
Zellners office announced the program is intended to offer financial aid to students whose parents live outside the state.
Zellners announcement comes just days after President Donald Trump said the state would launch a new music program in 2018.
The program, called the Michigan Music Scholarship Fund, is the state’s first Music Scholarship Program.
It has a $1,000 cap and a sliding scale that can be adjusted annually based on need.
Zeller’s office said students will be able to apply for grants that range from $500 to $5,000.
It will also include financial aid for those who attend music programs in Detroit, Lansing and Ann Arbor.
The Michigan Education Department said that it has been working on the new program since last summer, but the state announced the launch of the program after it received a call from the president.
Zollners office said the program has been in the works since the fall of 2016.
The fund will be administered by the Michigan Department of Higher Education and includes $500 for music education scholarships.
The Michigan Education Scholarship Fund also will provide support to students who are participating in a Michigan State University Music scholarship program.