Monday, February 9, 2015

Scholarship Opportunities for DG Student Musicians (Juniors Only)

Once again, applications are being accepted for the Downers Grove Music Club's Rising Stars Music Awards.

The Music Award information and application is available in the Educational Opportunities section of the DG Music Club's website or it can be accessed directly at this link: Email inquiries may be made to the following address:

This monetary award opportunity is available to all Juniors enrolled in music at both South and North High Schools. Up to Six awards will be given and each recipient will receive $400 toward furthering their musical education through continued study during the summer. As outlined in the actual application, the requirements of the application are as follows:
  • Purpose: to recognize up to SIX District 99 High School Music students for excelling at a high level of achievement;
  • Eligibility: current high school Juniors who are actively pursuing music are eligible to apply;
  • Requirement: the award recipients are required to perform the following year at the Downers Grove Music Club’s Rising Stars program scheduled annually in April;
  • How to Apply: complete the written application, along with a required recording;
  • Selection Criteria: the merit of the applicant’s musical accomplishments and the quality of the applicant’s musical performance.
  • Award Notification: the announcement of the Rising Stars Music Award recipients will be made at the spring awards ceremonies at both Downers Grove North and South.
The application must be submitted either via hardcopy, postmarked no later than April 1, 2015. Or it must be submitted electronically with a date and time stamp of no later than 11:59 pm April 1, 2015.  

Mailing address: Downers Grove Music Club, Attn: Rising Stars Music Awards, P.O. Box 551, Downers Grove, IL  60515

Last year's winners are performing on Tuesday, April 21st at 7:30 pm. The location is Four Corners Community Church, 8251 Lemont Road in Darien. Faculty, friends and family are welcome to attend this exciting event.

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