Music Makes a Difference Scholarship

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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 2 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 been accepted into a college as a music major or minor

  • Candidates need to submit an audition video of a solo piece

  • 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)

 
 

Next Step Scholarship

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What is the Next Step Scholarship?

The Next Step Scholarship was created to help students that plan on taking the next step in their education. This merit scholarship is also a small token of our appreciation for your dedication and time spent in orchestra.

“I hope that the skills you have developed in orchestra such as hard work, professionalism, collaboration, and empathy will serve you well when you continue your education in college. The time you have spent with music and the people you meet through music will open doors for you that you never thought possible.”

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 2 consecutive years

  • Candidates need to be attending a college the following year

What are the requirements?

  • Scholarship candidates need to show proof that they have been accepted to a college

  • 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- 4 pages maximum)