Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen in Fine Arts

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    Orval and Marion Kipp Memorial Scholarship for Art

    This award, created in memory of two members of the IUP faculty, is presented to talented incoming freshman students enrolling in the Department of Art and Design.

    Joanne P. Lovette Memorial Fund

    Awarded to an incoming freshman who demonstrates outstanding artistic talent, via portfolio review, in the opinion of the Art and Design Department Scholarship committee. Retention of this scholarship is based on maintaining an overall 2.8 grade-point average and a 3.0 GPA in studio/art courses.

    Jean J. Slenker Memorial Scholarship

    Established in memory of a 1953 graduate of IUP who was a member of the Department of Art and Design faculty for 31 years, this scholarship is awarded to promising students in the media of fabrics, including papermaking and its related art forms. Consideration is also given to majors in Art Education.


    Gary and Kaye Bird Euphonium Scholarship

    Dr. Gary Bird, retired IUP professor of Music, established this scholarship in support of the Tuba/Euphonium Studio. A student selected to receive the scholarship must be a Music Education major with a Euphonium emphasis. The award is available for the spring semester with selection of the recipient made by the professor of Tuba/Euphonium in consultation and cooperation with the Music Department Scholarship Committee.

    Wallis and Janet Braman Music Scholarship

    Awarded to an incoming freshman music major whose performing area is one of the following: violin, viola, cello, or double bass.

    Richard Dellaposta Memorial Scholarship

    The Richard Dellaposta Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are majoring in Music Performance or Music Education with a preference to students studying trumpet or other brass instrument.

    For the Love of the Arts

    This scholarship provides limited support to an incoming freshman as identified and recommended by the Music Department Scholarship Committee.

    Freshman Music Scholarship

    Student must be an incoming freshman music major. Awards are based on performance ability and equally shared among all applied studios (instruments and voice).

    Margaret McCluskie Clark Scholarship for Violin

    Frank M. Clark established this scholarship in honor and tribute to his wife, Margaret McCluskie Clark. Mrs. Clark graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music education from Indiana State Teachers College in 1951. The scholarship is awarded to a student with a declared major in the Music Department with violin as his/her primary performing medium. Selection of the recipient is made by the Music Department Scholarship Committee.

    Frank and Mary Gorell Scholarship for Music

    Established by longtime Indiana residents and patrons of the arts, this scholarship benefits outstanding and talented students enrolled in the Department of Music with a concentration in the string program.

    Florence E. Haug Marching Band Scholarship

    Florence E. Haug served as secretary/administrative assistant to six presidents at IUP over a period spanning twenty-five years. Ms. Haug enjoys all areas of the College of Fine Arts, in particular the IUP Marching Band. Her generous support provides a scholarship to a full-time student from the college with a major in music participating as a member of the marching band.

    Ann M. Hayward Music Scholarship

    Awarded to entering freshman vocal majors by recommendation of faculty.

    Matthew Robert Hornick Memorial Scholarship for Music Education

    Mr. Hornick was a 2002 graduate of IUP with a degree in Music Education. The scholarship, established in his memory by his parents, Chris (’68) and Mary Louise Hornick, provides support for an incoming freshman in the clarinet studio. Selection of the recipient is made by the Music Department Scholarship Committee.

    H. Eugene Hulbert Music Scholarship

    Awarded to a student majoring in Music Education, Music Performance, or Liberal Arts on the basis of academic excellence, music excellence, and financial need. Completion of four semesters in the Music Department with a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester is required.

    Gloria Bryan Johnson Memorial Scholarship

    Awarded to a full-time music student, to an incoming freshman, or to an upperclassman cello or bass major by recommendation of faculty.

    Mrs. William (Rachel) P. Moorhead Organ Scholarship

    This scholarship for students studying organ was established in memory of Mrs. William P. Moorhead. Recipients are selected by the organ studio faculty in consultation with the Music Department Scholarship Committee.

    Gary J. Olmstead Percussion Scholarship

    Established to honor the talents and career of a distinguished faculty member and musician, this scholarship is awarded to outstanding students in the Department of Music who are studying percussion.

    John E. Rhodes Music Scholarship

    The John E. Rhodes Music Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students enrolled in the Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

    James and Jamie Self Tuba Scholarship

    Jim Self (’65), a prominent studio tuba player in Los Angeles, has generously created a scholarship for a tuba player to be awarded by the tuba instructor in consultation with the brass faculty and Music Department Scholarship Committee. The award is based on the student’s talent and “citizenship” in the department. Financial need is not a consideration.

    Kenneth M. Sell Memorial Scholarship for Music

    The Kenneth M. Sell Memorial Scholarship for Music provides annual support for a talented and deserving student enrolled within the Music Department who demonstrates the highest level of excellence and exceptional talent during the audition process. Selection of the recipients is made by the Music Department Scholarship Committee.

    Evelyn Swauger Memorial Scholarship

    Awarded to undergraduate or graduate piano majors in the Department of Music.

    Carol Teti Memorial Scholarship

    Preference given to undergraduate organ majors within the Department of Music; secondary preference may be given to graduate students or students enrolled in other majors. A GPA of 3.25 is required. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in applied organ courses during the semesters to which the scholarship will be applied and be selected by audition performance as determined by the Organ Scholarship Selection Committee.

    William G. and Diane Wynn Wagner Scholarship Award in Trombone and Voice

    The award is divided equally. The scholarship in trombone is given to a student majoring in trombone studies in the Department of Music who demonstrates excellence in performance. The scholarship in voice is awarded to a female student majoring in Music Education with an emphasis in voice who demonstrates financial need.


    Theater-by-the-Grove Freshman Talent Scholarship

    Awarded to select incoming freshman Theater, Musical Theater, or Dance Arts majors based on their major audition and interview demonstrating exceptional talent in performance or design/tech/management.