|Departments: Music and Theatre Arts||Categories: Music - Vocal|
|Amount||One award of $400.|
Available to an outstanding tenor pursuing a major or minor in music, preferably an applied voice degree. Applicant shall be active in the vocal or choral music program, demonstrate a passion for music, and be an inspiration to others.
The scholarship may be awarded on a renewable basis if the student maintains at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
|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||The voice and choral music faculty will select the recipient.|
|Notification||The recipient of the scholarship will receive official notification from the department of Music and Theatre Arts.|
|Special Notes||This scholarship was created in memory of Josef Gapko, who died at age 22 due to Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Josef was an outstanding senior in economics, an accomplished vocal performer with a passion for singing, and an inspiration to those who knew him. His philosophy was 'to do the best one can in any endeavor and be ready to help others reach their potential when opportunities arise. We all have strengths and weaknesses: life is about sharing them for the benefit of all.' His family desires to help another young tenor pursue vocal performance with similar compassion and devotion.|
|Thank You||The recipient should send a thank you letter to the Gapko family in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.|