Friends of Brad announces fourth annual scholarship competition

The Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation (FOBMF) is delighted to announce a scholarship opportunity for high school musicians in rural Northeastern Minnesota. Students graduating in 2014 who plan to pursue musical endeavors while attending college are encouraged to apply.


The Foundation will grant two scholarships for $300 this year. These are one-time scholarships open to student musicians residing in rural areas of St. Louis, Itasca, Lake, and Cook counties (excluding Duluth). Preference will be given to students that plan to major in music and pursue music-related careers. However, students with strong music backgrounds that plan to participate in performance activities such as ensembles, bands, or choirs in college are also welcome to apply.


“We’re thrilled to be able to offer scholarships to young area musicians for the fourth year in a row,” says Troy Rogers, FOBMF president. “After this year we will have given nine scholarships. Being able to cultivate the passion and potential shown by these young adults is gratifying. It’s a powerful way to remember and pay tribute to our namesake Brad Rozman, who was a talented percussionist and Iron Range native.”


Past FOBMF scholarship recipients include: Austin Becicka, Virginia; Ginger Lund, Deer River; Kimberly Rice, Virginia; Haylee Donnelson, Mesabi East; Justin Bohrer, Two Harbors; Bryon Klimek, Chisholm; and Alayna Starr, Virginia. More about FOBMF’s talented scholarship recipients.


The scholarship application deadline is Thursday, May 1, 2014 at midnight (CST). More information and an application are available online:

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