Announcing the fifth annual Friends of Brad scholarship competition!

For the fifth year in a row, the Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation (FOBMF) is offering a scholarship opportunity for young musicians in rural Northeastern Minnesota. High school students graduating in 2015 who plan to pursue musical endeavors while attending college are invited to apply.

The Foundation will grant two scholarships for $500 in 2015. The one-time scholarships are open to student musicians residing in rural areas of St. Louis, Itasca, Lake, and Cook counties (excluding Duluth). Preference will be given to students planning to major in music and pursue music-related careers. Students with strong musical backgrounds who plan to participate in performance activities such as ensembles, bands, or choirs in college are welcome to apply.

“Thanks to wonderful community support and the success of our fall BradtoberFest event, we are able to increase our scholarship awards this year,” says Troy Rogers, FOBMF president. “Nine young musicians have now benefitted from our scholarships, which is very gratifying in a time when resources for aspiring musicians are so lacking. It’s a fitting way to pay tribute to our namesake Brad Rozman.”

Past FOBMF scholarship recipients include: Ricky “Chip” Sundstrom, Two Harbors; Aaron Wilcox, Virginia; 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 Friday, May 1, 2015 at 5pm (CST). More information and an application are available online:

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