Beaver Dam Area Orchestra Scholarship Program

Beaver Dam Area Orchestra
Scholarship Program
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About Our Music Scholarships

The Beaver Dam Area Orchestra is excited to offer music scholarships to students in our community who have participated in the orchestra prior to graduating highschool. This provides a wonderful way of helping those kids continue their musical journey by offering financial aid, which can include tuition covers books, room and board at an accredited university.

2023 BDAO Scholarship recipient Abbey Kasuboski - Viola
2023 BDAO Scholarship recipient Daelen Johnson - Cello

Previous Music Scholarships Recipients

2023: Emily Gutknecht – Viola, Daelen Johnson – Cello, Abbey Kasuboski – Viola

2022: Alaynah Ann Smith – Clarinet and Bass Clarinet

2021: Aubryn DeJager – Violin, Lillian Zahn – Cello

2020: Ayla Loomans – Oboe and English Horn, Levi Schepp – Violin, Sydney Wolfgram – Horn

2019: Ryan Almeida – Viola, Hannah Braaksma – Violin, Kendra Gillett – Violin

2018: Olivia Garris – Viola, Adam Nussbaum – Double Bass, Aaron Pritchard – Percussion

Scholarship Criteria

  • You must be a High School Senior who has played in at least one BDAO concert.
  • The amount of the scholarship depends on the number of years a student has played in the orchestra: $250 for the first year, $500 for the second year, $750 for the third year, $1000 for the fourth year. A maximum of $2,500 can be awarded to one student.
  • The student must be attending an accredited post-secondary school and must be in good academic standing.
  • A minimum 3.0 grade point average is encouraged, however candidates with less than a 3.0 will be considered as well.
  • Scholarship recipients must provide proof of enrollment.
  • Scholarship awards must be used within the next academic year, unless a scholarship deferment arrangement is made with the Beaver Dam Area Orchestra board.
2023 BDAO Scholarship recipient Emily Gutknecht - Viola

Apply Today

Scholarship Deadline is March 1, 2024

The applicant must provide a brief essay, 150 words or less, which outlines how the Beaver Dam Area Orchestra experience has influenced him/her and how he/she plans to keep music in their life.
You may use an application, like Microsoft Word, to type your essay and copy/paste into this field.