Ms. Mariah K. Hanson, Poquoson High School, Poquoson, VA.
As part of the mission of the Virginia Choral Society, we are committed to supporting music education in our community. The VCS Music Scholarship Fund was created in 2009 to award a scholarship to talented young vocal musicians who plan to study vocal or choral music at the college level. Read more about how to apply and our past winners below.
Applications will be accepted through March 1st, 2017.
Applicants are asked to provide the following:
- Application data form
- Application instructions
- A statement of your career aspirations and motivation (included in Application data form)
- High school transcript
- Letters of recommendation from (at least one, no more than three)
- Voice Coach
- High School Choir or Group Ensemble director or teacher
- Church Choir Director
- Other entity such as a music camp or special program director
Please email the entire package to "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Alternatively, you may send the completed package to:
Virginia Choral Society
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1742
Newport News, VA 23601
The top three applicants will be invited to an interview and audition with the selection committee.
Please contact Jerry Cranfill (email@example.com) with any questions about applying for or how to support the scholarship.
The number and amount of each award will be determined by available funds in the scholarship fund raised from fundraisers, donations, and grants. Additionally, the recipient will be invited to demonstrate their abilities during one or more of our spring concerts.
For the 2015-2016 concert year, the VCS awarded one scholarship of $2,000.00. Read more about our 2016 scholarship winner, Ms. Haley Griffith of Warhill High School here.
Our past winners:
(Click to read more about each student)
- 2010: Ms. Janie Darone, Tabb High School
- 2011: Ms. Kelsey Nunn, York High School
- 2012: Ms. Sara Martin, Grafton High School
- 2013: Ms. Katie Campbell, York High School.
- 2014: Mr. Raiquan Thomas, Churchland High School
- 2015: Ms. Amelia Dobbs, The Governor's School for the Arts and Maury High School
- 2016: Ms. Haley Griffith, Warhill High School.