Gary S. Wilmer scholarship deadline Feb. 1

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is accepting applications for the Gary S. Wilmer Memorial/RAMI Scholarship.

It was a dream of Gary S. Wilmer when he began the Rockford Area Music Industry Awards in 1992 to offer scholarships for young musicians, so when he died in 1994, memorial contributions were used to establish the scholarship.

Scholarship awards range between $1,000 and $1,500, and winners are recognized at the RAMI Music Awards Ceremony in April.

Applicants must be graduating high school seniors in Boone or Winnebago County who are planning a college major in music performance, education or composition. Applications must include a letter of nomination from a music teacher. The application deadline is Feb. 1. Application forms are available at or by calling 815-962-2110, ext. 11.

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