Music Makes a Difference Scholarship
What is the Music Makes a Difference Merit Scholarship?
The Music Makes a Difference Merit Scholarship was created to help students that plan on pursuing music in college. This merit scholarship is also a small token of our appreciation for your dedication and time spent in orchestra.
“Music has always been a part of my life. Even though I had no idea it would lead me to my career, I have no doubt that even if I did not pursue music, that the lessons music has taught me would have helped me no matter the path I decided to take. Music has made a significant difference in my life and through music I hope I have been able to make a positive difference in yours as well. It is my wish that you keep the lessons that music has taught you close to your heart and use compassion and your passion for music, to make a difference in the lives of those around you.”
Jonathan Chen - High School String Director
Who is eligible?
High school seniors that are currently enrolled in the Nogales or Rowland High School Orchestra and will be graduating at the end of the school year
Scholarship candidates need to have been in the orchestra for at least 3 consecutive years
Candidates need to be pursuing music as either a major or a minor in college
What are the requirements?
Scholarship candidates need to show proof that they have either applied to a college as a music major or minor or have been accepted into a college as a music major or minor
Students must write an essay about how orchestra and music has made a difference in their life (12pt. New Roman, double Spaced, 2 pages minimum - 3 pages maximum)
Scholarship Application Timeline
Scholarship application opens April 1, 2020
Scholarship application ends on April 30, 2020 at 12:00 AM
Scholarship recipients will be announced at our annual String Showcase
Music Makes a Difference Scholarship Recipients
2017-2018 Leah Ku - Nogales High School
2018-2019 Stephanie Valentin - Nogales High School
2018-2019 Faith Solis - Rowland High School