2018 Scholarship Opportunity

The Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation (FOBMF) is pleased to announce its 2018 scholarship opportunity. Since the spring of 2011, the FOBMF has awarded scholarships annually to students graduating from rural high schools in northeastern Minnesota who plan to pursue careers in music.


Two $750 scholarships are available in 2018. These one-time scholarships are open to student musicians residing in rural areas of St. Louis (excluding Duluth), Itasca, Lake, and Cook counties. Strong preference will be given to students who plan to major in music and pursue music-related careers. Those who plan to participate in performance activities such as ensembles, bands or choirs in college are also eligible to apply.


“Resources for young musicians, particularly in rural areas, are lacking. We believe it’s critical to provide an incentive for students that encourages them to pursue their musical passions,” says Troy Rogers, FOBMF president. “We hope this scholarship can make a small difference in the lives of recipients.”


This marks the eighth consecutive year of FOBMF scholarship opportunities. Past recipients include: Briona Curie, Eveleth; Olivia Skaja, Deer River; Ali Juntunen, Deer River; Kelly Heinonen, Virginia; Kari Haaversen, Two Harbors; Samantha Mutchler, Grand Rapids; Steven Solkela, Mesabi East; 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; Byron Klimek, Chisholm; and Alayna Starr, Virginia. Learn more about FOBMF’s talented scholarship recipients: http://friendsofbrad.org/initiatives/scholarship-recipients/


The scholarship application deadline is Monday, April 16, 2018 has been extended to Monday, April 23 at 5pm (CST). More information and an application are available online: http://www.friendsofbrad.org/scholarships.


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