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Endowments and Scholarships

 

The UMKC Conservatory is grateful to patrons who generously provide support for endowments and scholarships. 

Kansas City Civic Orchestra Scholarship
General scholarship for Conservatory students

Walter E and Martha Cook Piano Scholarship
Scholarships for students majoring in piano

Elizabeth Cravens Memorial Scholarship         
To establish a scholarship in the Conservatory of Music and Dance at UMKC

Mike A Greene Memorial Endowment Fund   
Scholarship for full or part-time student with desire to become a professional musician

Kansas City Ballet Women's Guild Scholarship Endowment Fund
Scholarships for serious and qualified students of dance

George Morgulis Memorial Scholarship
Conservatory of Music and Dance viola or cello students at either graduate or undergraduate levels, plus financial need

Leith Stevens Memorial Fund                         
At the discretion of the Dean of the Conservatory of Music and Dance

Helen S. Boylan Foundation Scholarship         
To provide awards to talented students enrolled full-time at the Conservatory

Guerron R Leach Scholarship                         
To support a minority music major with a preference for an African American student

Jack R Stephenson Music Education Scholarship
Students enrolled in music education at the UMKC Conservatory

Joseph V. Thomas Memorial Jazz Scholarship 
Scholarship(s) on an annual basis to either a returning Conservatory student with a 3.0 GPA or to an incoming freshman

Hardin A Van Deursen Vocal Studies Scholarship
Student(s) enrolled in vocal studies at the Conservatory

Women's Committee for the Conservatory of Music and Dance Scholarship Fund 
Support of scholarship(s) to provide tuition and fees for students enrolled in the UMKC Conservatory of Music

Geraldine M. Barrows Scholarship                 
Scholarships to support Talent Scholarship Program

Saragusta Ray Diggs Scholarship Fund for the Conservatory  
Scholarship for worthy and needy African American students at Conservatory of Music and Dance

Ryan M Greenberg Guitar Scholarship           
Fund an endowed scholarship in guitar studies in the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

Mary Louise Knutson Scholarship Fund           
Scholarship for a secondary pianist enrolled in music education or Arts and Sciences

Allen W. Cronk Scholarship                             
General scholarship for student enrolled in Conservatory

Robert L and Annette Marie Meiler Luyben Scholarship
Undergraduate students with financial need studying music education or music performance at the Conservatory

Alexander and Mary Margolis & Bernard A. Margolis Perpetual Memorial Fund for the Conservatory     
Worthy and needy student(s) enrolled in violin in the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

Henry Dexter Musselman Music Study Scholarship         
Specified to or for the benefit of one or more undergraduates or graduates studying piano music

NARAS Student Music Award Endowment      
Student(s) enrolled in the recording arts and sciences in Conservatory of Music and Dance

Donald W Reynolds Foundation Scholarship   
Fund a scholarship in the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

Agnes Shipman Robertson Scholarship           
Establish an endowed scholarship in the Conservatory of Music and Dance

John J. Strandberg Scholarship                         
Award scholarships to student(s) of good standing enrolled full-time in the Conservatory of Music and Dance

Chloe Benedict Scholarship                             
Endowed scholarship fund for students of instrumental music in the Conservatory of Music and Dance

Bertha Degginger Trust at Bank of America     
Granting of scholarships or worthy promising students in voice in the University Conservatory of Music and Dance

Dorothy Kimmel Rendina Scholarship             
Benefit a student studying the stringed instrument

Marvin M. Millsap Scholarship in Memory of Rose Ann Carr Millsap
Used to support post-graduate scholarship(s) in the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance for the study of and training in voice

Lorraine Watson Piano Scholarship                 
To provide scholarships for students majoring in piano at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

Rheta Sosland Hurwitt Voice Scholarship       
Scholarship in the Conservatory of Music and Dance to benefit the department of vocal music

Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance Scholarship

Charline Bentley Knight and William Horace Knight Piano Scholarship
Fund a scholarship for a student, preferably a female, majoring in piano and enrolled full-time at the Conservatory

Dr. Shirley Ann Bean Scholarship                   
Undergraduate or graduate student who displays a special interest in academic music and is enrolled at the Conservatory

H. Wayne Twyman Scholarship in Organ Performance
Full-time student majoring in organ performance; preference to students who display a special interest in church music

Richard Cass Piano Scholarship                       
Student majoring in piano performance and enrolled full time at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

Dr. Eugene Butler Choral Conducting Scholarship
Undergraduate or graduate choral conducting student enrolled at the Conservatory of Music and Dance

Virginia French Mackie Scholarship                 
Undergraduate or graduate Conservatory student who displays a special interest in academic music

Friends of the Conservatory-Douthat

Claire Baldridge Memorial Endowment Scholarship
Funds to benefit the Conservatory at the dean’s discretion

Hubert J. Chartrand Piano Scholarship           
Scholarship for an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in piano performance and enrolled full-time

Frederick B. Jenkins Family Scholarship           
Full-time student at the Conservatory majoring in piano performance

John Kander Scholarship in Voice Performance
Full-time students studying vocal performance and participating in the Conservatory opera program

Eph Ehly Choral Conducting Scholarship         
Student majoring in choral conducting and enrolled full-time at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

Gerald Kemner Composition Scholarship       
Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in composition and enrolled full-time at the Conservatory

Harvey E. and Iola E. Maier Piano Scholarship
Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in piano performance and enrolled full-time at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

Amanda Lane Harman Scholarship in Vocal Performance
Full-time students studying vocal performance at the Conservatory of Music and Dance with preference given to students who are members of Sigma Alpha Iota

Tiberius Klausner Scholarship in Strings           
Full-time students majoring in violin, viola, cello, or string bass at the Conservatory; preference give to violin students

Women's Committee/Joanne Baker Piano Scholarship
Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in piano performance and enrolled full-time at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

Francis J. Schindler Piano Scholarship            
Scholarship for one full-time, undergraduate or graduate piano performance major at the Conservatory

LeRoy Pogemiller Scholarship                         
Fund a scholarship for a student enrolled full-time at the Conservatory in music history, music therapy, music education

Tatiana Dokoudovska Scholarship in Dance   
Full-time student in the dance department

Women's Committee/Martha Longmire Scholarship in Vocal Studies
Scholarship for an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in vocal studies and enrolled full-time

Women's Committee/Ruth Anne Rich Piano Scholarship
Fund scholarship for an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in piano and enrolled full-time

Catherine C. MacKay Missouri Scholarship    
Full-time Conservatory student with high financial need

Catherine C. MacKay Scholarship                   
Full-time student at the Conservatory

Women's Committee/Dr. Wilbur B. and Mary Lou Spalding Scholarship
Student(s) majoring in music

Mary Bainbridge Francis Second Century Scholarship     
Scholarships for students who demonstrate academic merit, preference for greater KC economically disadvantaged students with special consideration for minority

Rodney Cover Piano Scholarship                    
Scholarship for full-time student majoring in piano at Conservatory of Music and Dance

David Parsons Scholarship in Dance               
Scholarship for a student enrolled full-time in the dance department at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

Wanda Lathom-Radocy Music Therapy Scholarship       
Scholarships for student majoring in music therapy

UMKC Trustees Anniversary Scholarship at the Conservatory of Music and Dance 
Student scholarships

Orene V. Crockett Scholarship                        
Scholarship for a student studying full-time at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

George Salisbury Jazz Scholarship                   
Students studying jazz and/or participating in jazz ensembles at the Conservatory.  Preference to minority students.

Marie Dunne Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for needy, talented students

Virginia Kelley Scholarship                             
Full-time Conservatory students

Women's Committee Anniversary Scholarship
Scholarship for full-time Conservatory students

Women's Committee/Mary Lou and John D. Turner Scholarship
Undergrad or grad student who is a citizen of the US, majoring in a woodwind instrument.

DST Systems Conservatory Orchestra Scholarship
Students in instrumental music and participating in Conservatory orchestra

Second Century Scholarship                           
Students majoring in music

Sunderland Family Scholarship                       
Full-time Conservatory students

Patricia Busler Jones Scholarship                     
Piano performance and/or, music therapy, and/or music performance

Chautauqua Scholarship Fund                         
Full-time Conservatory students majoring in violin or cello

Jill and Donald J. Hall, Jr. Scholarship             
Full-time students majoring in music or dance at the Conservatory

Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance Endowed Scholarship       
Full-time Conservatory scholarships

Patricia Moll Thompson Scholarship               
Piano majors with emphasis in piano pedagogy

John and Carol Kornitzer Scholarship             
Full-time students, majoring in violin, viola, cello or string bass, with financial need

Helzberg Family Endowed Scholarship           
Full-time Conservatory students

Women's Committee/Vivian Menees Nelson Scholarship in Voice    
Undergrad or grad student majoring in vocal studies and enrolled full time

Thomas J. Wheatley Scholarship                     
Students in violin, viola, or cello

Charles and Mary Kay Horner Scholarship     
Full-time Conservatory students with a preference for a student majoring in piano performance.

Dick Hyman Scholarship for Jazz Composition               
Full-time Conservatory student who is a jazz composer.

Atterbury Family Endowed Scholarship           
Full time Conservatory students

Barbara and Amos Roberts Endowed Scholarship             
Scholarships for Conservatory students

George F. and Mary Vee Kopf Scholarship       
Scholarship for Conservatory students majoring in piano

Women's Committee/Esta I. (Peggy) Dix Scholarship       
Full-time Conservatory students majoring in keyboard studies

Jack and Trudy Gabriel Endowed Scholarship                   
Scholarships for Conservatory students majoring in vocal studies with an emphasis in opera

Herbert R. Strunk Scholarship                                               
Scholarships for full-time Conservatory students

George and Wendy Powell Scholarship                             
Full-time Conservatory students

Jay McShann Jazz Scholarship                                             
Students studying jazz and/or participating in jazz ensembles at the Conservatory, preference given to students studying jazz piano

J. Scott Francis Endowed Scholarship                                  
Conservatory students in piano or vocal studies

Linda and Bill Eddy Scholarship in Jazz Studies                 
Scholarship for jazz studies students in the Conservatory, with preference for underrepresented students

Dickinson and Holewinski Families Endowed Scholarship      
Full-time Conservatory students

Wiktor Labunski Scholarship                                                
Students in the Conservatory

Women's Committee 2008 Scholarship                             
Students majoring in music or dance at the Conservatory

Suzanne Shank and Martin Smoler Scholarship                
Scholarships for Conservatory students

Women’s Committee/Jane White Brown, Lydia A. White, Mahlon Kelly White Scholarship in Piano Performance          
Students majoring in piano performance at the Conservatory

Elsberry and Gonder Families Endowed Scholarship        
Scholarships for Conservatory students

Jackie and John Middelkamp Scholarship                          
Scholarships for Conservatory students

Stanley Deacon Scholarship                                                 
Students majoring in vocal studies

Ed Fenner Memorial Jazz Scholarship Fund                       
Scholarships for students in the jazz studies program at the Conservatory

UMKC Foundation-Dixie Lou O'Connor Morris Scholarship  
Provide scholarships with preference given to students majoring in vocal studies

UMKC Foundation-Rose Bruening Dunn Piano Scholarship Fund    
Scholarships to pre-collegiate piano students who are studying at the Conservatory Community Music and Dance Academy

Women's Committee/Janice Gartrell Scholarship               
To fund scholarships for Conservatory students

Women's Committee/Woman's City Club Charitable Foundation Scholarship Fund           
Provide scholarships for students at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

Women's Committee/David W. Hildner Jazz Scholarship Fund          
Provide scholarships for Conservatory Jazz Studies Students

Dorsey and Mary Moore Jazz Scholarship Fund               
Scholarships to deserving students in Jazz Studies at the Conservatory, preference given to students studying jazz bass biola, jazz trombone, or jazz piano

Clark and Ruth Achelpohl Scholarship in Jazz Studies      
Scholarships to deserving students in Jazz Studies at the Conservatory

The Legg Family Scholarship in Jazz Studies                      
Scholarships to deserving students in Jazz Studies at the Conservatory 

Jo Anna Dale Conservatory Scholarship Fund                   
Scholarships to deserving students at the Conservatory of Music and Dance

Women’s Committee/Emily and Richard Ballentine Scholarship Fund           
Scholarships to deserving students at the Conservatory of Music and Dance

Kansas City Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution/Marjorie Love Scholarship Fund       
Scholarships to deserving students at the Conservatory of Music and Dance

J. Kent Barnhart Conservatory Scholarship Fund                
Scholarships to deserving students at the Conservatory of Music and Dance

Gerald Kemner Prize for Large Instrumental Ensemble Composition Fund    
Provide prize money for an annual orchestral composition competition and annual wind symphony competition

Deborah Pavelka Hanson Music Therapy Scholarship Fund  
Provide scholarship awards to deserving students who are seeking a degree in Music Therapy

Women’s Committee/Taylor Weary Scholarship Fund     
Provide scholarships to deserving students majoring in a wind instrument

Women’s Committee/O’Connor-Morris Scholarship Fund      
Provide deserving scholarships to deserving students at the Conservatory

Women’s Committee/Walter Jack Stelmach, M.D. and Patricia Stelmach Violin Scholarship          
Provide scholarships to deserving students at the Conservatory, preference to student studying violin performance, secondary viola or cello.

Campus Facilities Management Lincoln College Preparatory Academy and Bobby Watson Jazz Studies Scholarship
KC area high school graduate studying jazz

Friends of the Conservatory Crescendo 2012 Scholarship       
Scholarship for high-need based students in Conservatory, Missouri resident, good academic standing

Rita Meiners Oglesby and Jacqueline Meiners Meilink Scholarship Fund     
Undergrad students in degree for choral music education in Conservatory; renewable

Ruth and Lowell Williams Endowed Scholarship               
Missouri residents, high financial need, Conservatory students; preference given to an undergraduate student at the Conservatory

Aaron Markarian/Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship   
Students with high financial need, Missouri residents, preference to students pursuing degrees in vocal studies

UMKC Jazz Friends/Friends of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance Scholarship 
Provide scholarships to deserving students at the Conservatory, preference for students studying jazz

Dr. John Lee Smith, Jr. Scholarship Endowment                 
Students majoring in a low brass instrument

Jason Grant Memorial Music Scholarship                           
Scholarship in Conservatory with preference to a student studying cello

McKnight Family Jazz Studies Scholarship                         
Provide scholarships to deserving students at the Conservatory of Music and Dance, preference shall be given to students studying Jazz Studies.

Ann M. St. John Piano Scholarship                                      
Scholarships to students in Conservatory, preference to piano performance students

Alice and Tom Miller Vocal Music Scholarship                 
Conservatory students, DMA, Artist Certificate and Performer Certificate students studying opera who have serious promise

Linda H. and Thomas H. Talbott Scholarship for Performing Arts Excellence
Outstanding student(s) in performing arts, which can include the study of theatre within the College of Arts and Sciences and all performing arts in the Conservatory of Music and Dance. 

Kerry Strayer Scholarship

Thomas H. Howell Piano Scholarship                                 
Scholarships to deserving students at the Conservatory, first preference to piano performance, second preference to students studying cello performance

William D. and Mary N. Grant Scholarship                        
Provide scholarships for students in piano

Linda and Mike Lyon/Friends of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance Scholarship
Deserving students in the Conservatory, preference to students studying strings; secondary to a music student

Rose and Art Johnson Instrumental Music Scholarship
Conservatory students, DMA, Artist Certificate and Performer Certificate students studying instrumental music who have serious promise

Ruth and Lowell Williams Jazz Scholarship     
Scholarships for students in Jazz Studies at the Conservatory

Hilda Gibbs Scholarship                               
Scholarships for deserving students at Conservatory; preference female

Conservatory Women’s Committee