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Scholarship

Scholarship

VCS Scholarship


Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Winner!

Ms. Mariah K. Hanson, Poquoson High School, Poquoson, VA.


History

As part of the mission of the Virginia Choral Society, we are committed to supporting music education in our community. The VCS Music Scholarship Fund was created in 2009 to award a scholarship to talented young vocal musicians who plan to study vocal or choral music at the college level. Read more about how to apply and our past winners below.


Our 2016 Scholarship winner of $2,000 was Ms. Haley Griffith, who is pursuing degrees in Vocal Performance and Communication Sciences and Disorders at James Madison University. Read more about her by clicking here. (Pictured: Sarah Frook, Artistic Director; Haley Griffith, scholarship winner; Charles M. Bump, Managing Director; Mark Sink, Scholarship committee member) 
Our 2016 Scholarship winner of $2,000 was Ms. Haley Griffith, who is pursuing degrees in Vocal Performance and Communication Sciences and Disorders at James Madison University. Read more about her by clicking here. (Pictured: Sarah Frook, Artistic Director; Haley Griffith, scholarship winner; Charles M. Bump, Managing Director; Mark Sink, Scholarship committee member) 

Process

Applications will be accepted through March 1st, 2017.

Letter to Choir Directors of High Schools with Graduating Seniors.

Applicants are asked to provide the following:

  • Application data form
  • Application instructions
  • A statement of your career aspirations and motivation (included in Application data form)
  • High school transcript
  • Letters of recommendation from (at least one, no more than three)
    • Voice Coach
    • High School Choir or Group Ensemble director or teacher
    • Church Choir Director
    • Other entity such as a music camp or special program director

Please email the entire package to “scholarship@vachoralsociety.org”. 

Alternatively, you may send the completed package to:

Virginia Choral Society
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1742
Newport News, VA 23601

The top three applicants will be invited to an interview and audition with the selection committee.

Please contact Jerry Cranfill (marketing@vachoralsociety.org) with any questions about applying for or how to support the scholarship. 


Awards

The number and amount of each award will be determined by available funds in the scholarship fund raised from fundraisers, donations, and grants.   Additionally, the recipient will be invited to demonstrate their abilities during one or more of our spring concerts.

For the 2015-2016 concert year, the VCS awarded one scholarship of $2,000.00. Read more about our 2016 scholarship winner, Ms. Haley Griffith of Warhill High School here.


Our past winners:
(Click to read more about each student)