Music scholarships available for area graduating high school students

Staff Report

Graduating high school students from Winnebago, Boone and Ogle counties may submit an application by Feb. 1, 2015, to the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois for the following scholarships:

• Gary S. Wilmer Memorial / RAMI Music Scholarship — Applicant with a GPA of at least 2.5/4.0, plans to pursue a degree in music performance, education or composition, and is actively involved in school or community musical groups. At least one of the two required recommendations must be from a music teacher. Applicant must submit a performance tape or CD. Not to exceed 5 minutes. Label with applicant’s name, phone number and scholarship name.

• Kim and Ruth MacCloskey/RAMI Music Scholarship — Applicant must demonstrate their ongoing commitment to further their music education and to remain actively involved in their community through music. Applicants need not major or minor in music at the collegiate level, have GPA of at least 2.5/4.0 and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students who will attend a local school such as Rock Valley College, Rockford University or Northern Illinois University, and to candidates with a physical disability. At least one of the two required recommendation forms must be from a music teacher/instructor/conductor. Applicant must submit a recorded audio or video audition of their musical performance. Not to exceed 5 minutes. Label with applicant’s name, phone number and scholarship name.

Go to www.cfnil.org for more information or to apply.

Recipients of scholarships will be announced at the 24th RAMI (Rockford Area Music Industry) Awards Ceremony, Friday, April 24, 2015, at Tebala Shrine Center.

From the Dec. 10-16, 2014, issue

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