Scholarships

Purpose:
To encourage outstanding achievement in instrumental music in school and community.
To encourage college level study in the field of instrumental music, preferably in preparation for a career in music.
If a student has the goal of a career in music education, he/she may qualify for the additional designation of Alpine Orchestra – Barbara Ebel Scholarship. This award will be given in memory of a beloved orchestra member, a gifted teacher and counselor who encouraged education in all facets of life, and shared her talents with the orchestra until her death in 2014 at the age of 82.

Award:
Amount and number of awards will be determined annually.

Criteria:
Be a graduating senior in Chaffee, Lake, or Western Fremont County, or a continuing college student who received an award the previous year.
Have recommendations from the current music teacher and one other unrelated person.
Show promise for success in an academic music program.
Provide an audition or interview if requested by the committee.
Preference is given to a participating member of the Alpine Orchestra.
Recipient must show proof of enrollment in a college, university, or conservatory before the funds are paid.

Application procedure:
Provide a statement explaining his/her interest in this scholarship and why he/she is a good candidate. This should include a description of plans for the future as they pertain to the scholarship.
Provide a high school transcript including class rank and SAT, or a college transcript.
Provide a resume of school and community activities.
Submit to an audition or interview if one is requested by the committee.
Provide two recommendations, one from the current school music teacher and one from another person unrelated to the candidate.

Selection Committee:
Three members of the Alpine Orchestra

Scholarship Deadlines for the 2021 Selection is 31st March 2021.
Please submit to:
Alpine Orchestra
PO Box 4305
Buena Vista, CO 81211

Questions may be direction to: Ruth Spencer (719-486-2988)

The Alpine Orchestra welcomes donations to assist in the continuation of our Scholarship program. Please send donations to the application address above with a note that you are contributing to the Scholarship fund. Thank you.