The Salem Pops’ DEL MILNE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP program recognizes outstanding commitment by young musicians to the study of instrumental and vocal music. The SALEM POPS ORCHESTRA will award an Education Scholarship and one or more Music Camp Scholarships this coming year. Both are intended to provide financial assistance to local high school students having a deep personal commitment to the further study of music. The Educational Scholarship ($1000) may be used at any accredited college or university. The Music Camp scholarship (one-half the cost of the camp up to maximum of $250) may be used at any music camp acceptable to the Pops Scholarship Committee. Financial need is neither required nor considered.
Applicants must reside in or attend high school in Marion or Polk County, Oregon.
Applicants must document a strong personal commitment to music.
Educational Scholarship applicants must be willing to interview and audition for the Selection Committee on February 25, 2018.
Educational Scholarship winners should be willing to perform in a concert with the Pops.
Applicants for the Educational Scholarships must be a high school senior and document acceptance into an accredited college or university and demonstrate commitment to music oriented educational goals.
Applicants for the Music Camp Scholarship must be a high school student and must demonstrate commitment to continued musical activities.
Family members of the Selection Committee are not eligible. Family members of the Pops are eligible.
APPLICATION PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS:
Completed Application Form (5 copies)
300 word personal essay (5 copies, typed, double spaced) by the applicant entitled “Music in My Life”
A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s current music instructor and from an adult who is familiar with the applicant’s involvement with music
An (unofficial) copy of the applicant’s academic transcript. (5 copies)
FOR THE EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP ONLY: Documentation (letter of acceptance) that the individual has applied to or has been accepted into an appropriate program at a college or university. (5 copies)
APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINES:
Send completed application packet to: Salem Pops Orchestra Scholarship, PO Box 5794, Salem OR 97304.
Education Scholarship: Applications must be postmarked by February 5, 2018
Music Camp Scholarship: Applications must be postmarked by April 9, 2018
TO RECOMMENDING TEACHER: The named candidate for a Pops Scholarship has chosen you as a reference.
Please place your confidential recommendation in a sealed envelope that is signed along the closure edge. Please address the following questions:
How long and under what circumstances have you known the student?
Please give us your evaluation of this student’s ability, motivation, imagination, and dedication to music. To what extent had this candidate made use of his/her academic potential?
Please give us your impressions of the student’s integrity, aims, and values. How do peers and adults regard the student? Include any additional information that might assist the selection committee in its task.
SELECTION PROCESS: The Pops Scholarship Committee will base its selection on materials submitted by the applicant, interviews, recommendations, musical performance and other relevant material it deems appropriate. Their decision is final.
QUESTIONS: Contact Hale Thornburgh (503) 581-0274 email: firstname.lastname@example.org