Branden Atherton Memorial Music Scholarship

Departments: Music and Theatre Arts Categories: Education | Music | Wisconsin Residents - Specific Areas
Amount One award matching tuition costs.
Availability Available
Eligibility Criteria

One award per year to an outstanding music education major from any of the Waukesha or Chippewa Falls High Schools. The recipient shall be selected by the music education faculty scholarship committee. Should there be a year where there are no music education students from Waukesha or Chippewa Falls, the scholarship will not be awarded. It is the donors' intent that the music education faculty view this scholarship as a resource to attract and retain more outstanding and qualified music education majors from these high schools.

Eligible students must be planning to become music teachers, be active participants and leaders in music and teaching, serve as positive role models for their peers, and inspire those around them to higher levels of achievement.

This scholarship may be renewed for additional years, provided the recipient send a letter to the music education faculty scholarship committee requesting the scholarship be renewed and providing additional information on their activities and continued leadership as a music education major.

Application Procedure Go to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network. For first time music students, complete the Music and Theatre Arts Audition Application. For continuing music students, complete the Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application.
Selection Procedure Determined by the department of music and theatre arts.
Notification The recipient of the scholarship will receive official notification from the department of Music and Theatre Arts.
Special Notes Branden Atherton was an outstanding senior music education major and student leader when he was killed on his 24th birthday in the October 16, 2005, collision of a bus carrying Chippewa Falls High School marching band members, teachers, chaperones and family members. This scholarship was established through memorial gifts received as a tribute to Branden's life and his role as a student leader who inspired those around him to great achievement.
Thank You As a condition of acceptance, recipients are expected to write an acknowledgement letter and send it in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.