Scholarships for Music Majors

Sarah Keishian Dergazarian Vocal Music Education Endowment Fund ($2,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a vocal music education student who will be either a college junior, senior, or graduate student in the year of the award.

John M. Hoy/Arline Kroeger Endowed Scholarship Fund ($750)

Provides an annual scholarship award to assist a student in completing a degree program in either music education, history or early childhood education.  Student should be pursuing a teaching degree and should be in either junior or senior year of college.

James T. Brooks Memorial Fine Arts Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating high school senior from Midland Public Schools.  The successful recipient will be pursuing a career in fine arts (music, visual arts, theater, dance, etc.) and will have demonstrated outstanding achievements in - and a passion for - the discipline.  Financial need will also be among the criteria.

Connie Keicher Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($700)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a senior instrument music student of Midland High School who will be attending the University of Michigan.  The candidate must demonstrate dedication and enthusiasm to the music program.  Financial need will be a consideration.  Preference will be given to a wind or percussion student.

Matthew W. Shephard Endowed Scholarship Fund ($500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior from Meridian High School who participated in the band program with a GPA of 3.5 or better.

Kent S. Dennis Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($750-$1,250)

To encourage and enrich the musical education of present and future church or synagogue organists by providing a scholarship for beginning or further study of the organ.

Virginia A. (Nicholson) Dent Endowed Fund ($2,500)

Provides scholarships and/or camperships to able and deserving violin students for continuing study of the instrument.

J. Cecil and Clara DeRemer Memorial Scholarship Fund ($2,500)

Provides annual scholarships to Midland County residents who have been accepted as music majors in a degree-granting college or university.  Both college and high school seniors are eligible to apply.  Previous recipients may reapply if the student maintains a B average in the music curriculum.  Undergraduates will be given preference.

Willard H. and Martha P. Dow Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($5,000)

Provides annual scholarship awards to a student graduating from Midland County high schools in the year of the award, pursuing higher education in a humanities-related field such as English, foreign language, art, music, journalism, etc.

James Hohmeyer Endowed Jazz Scholarship Fund ($250)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a Midland County high school student involved in either instrumental or choral jazz.  The purpose of the scholarship is to assist the next generation of jazz musicians as they pursue their musical endeavors.  The scholarship award may fund lessons, camp or other programs associated with jazz education.

Gwendolyn Bennett Pike Vocal Music Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award, first to a graduating senior (based on vocal merit rather than financial need) who plans to major in voice performance or music education with a voice/choral major.  In the event there is no qualified senior applicant, the scholarship could be awarded to an otherwise qualified student who would be already attending college.  The successful applicant will be either a student attending or having graduated from a Midland County Public or Parochial High School, or is a voice student of a Midland county voice teacher.

Pamela J. Rowe Endowed Music Scholarship Fund ($750)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a flute student to attend camp, take private lessons, purchase a flute or attend college studying music with an emphasis on flute.  Selection of the recipient will be handled by the Midland Concert Band under a process approved by the Midland Area Community Foundation.

Robert F. and Irene W. Fleming Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

To provide an annual scholarship award of up to $5,000.00 to a student planning to attend or attending a four year accredited college affiliated with either: a) the Lutheran Church (ELCA or Missouri Synod); or b) the Presbyterian Church; with preference given to those who are pursuing either: a) a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering or math); or b) in music.  Preference will be given to students meeting one or more of the following criteria, not necessarily in the order listed: a) students who are members of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland; or b) students who are members of the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Midland; provided however that students attending Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, will be given the highest priority.  Students must have a B average or above to be eligible.  Previous recipients may reapply.  In the event that the income of the Fund in any year exceeds $10,000.00 two scholarships may be awarded.

Helen Lucile Doherty Scholarship Endowment for the Fine and Performing Arts ($2,000)

Provide an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior of Clare High School for the purpose of pursuing higher education for the study of the fine arts or the performing arts.