|Departments: Music and Theatre Arts||Categories: Music | Theatre Arts|
Recipient must be a second semester sophomore or junior at the time of nomination, and must have at least one full year of study to complete when he/she receives the fellowship. Recipient must be majoring in one of the fields of study in the music and theatre arts department. If the recipient changes majors after being selected for the award, the fellowship funds will not be available to the student.
The recipient must have demonstrated excellence in the content areas offered through the department, must be active in the department, and especially in the various performance groups, must be recognized as a leader by both faculty and students, and must show promise of being successful in his/her chosen area of study after graduation.
The intent is for this to be a one-year award, but the recipient may be considered again if he/she is nominated by a faculty member. If so, the previous recipient will be considered equally with the pool of nominations that year for the award.
|Application Procedure||There is no application procedure for this award. This prestigious scholarship acknowledges and rewards an exceptional student through nomination by the members of the advisory committee for the department of music and theatre arts. A nominee will only be considered if he/she, submits a vitae that details activities, accomplishments and involvement in the department.|
|Application Deadline||There is no application deadline.|
|Selection Procedure||Recipient may be nominated from any of the major or minor areas in the department of music and theatre arts based on the above criteria. The entire faculty in the department will have an opportunity to provide feedback and participate in the selection of the recipient.|
|Selection Deadline||Recipient will be selected during the spring of the previous year.|
|Notification||The recipient will be announced in the spring at an event held by the department. The chair will submit a scholarship award form to Financial Aid.|
This fund was established by Rick Schroder in 2010 to honor his wife, Evelyn Zabo, and her mother, Walli Zabo on the occasion of Evelyn's birthday.
Evelyn, a graduate or Oregon State University, was named an honorary Blugold in 2010. She is a senior executive with Slalom Consulting as a global client manager. She is an active supporter of higher education and, along with Rick, is a member of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation board of directors. She also has a strong interest in the arts and has served on the Pacific Northwest Ballet board, provided leadership to PONCHO, an arts funding organization of Seattle, and is on the board of the Seattle Opera.
Evelyn's mother, Walli, is an emigrant from Germany and has been a resident of Oregon for many years. She often spends time with Evelyn and Rick at their home in the Seattle area.
|Thank You||Recipients should write two letters of appreciation; one to Rick Schroder and one to Evelyn Zabo. The letters should include an update of his/her activities and accomplishments each semester the award is received. Send the letters in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.|