Audrey Sherrill & Michael D'Ambrisi Music Scholarship

$10,500
3 winners, $3,500 each
Open
Application Deadline
May 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Jun 1, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
GPA:
3.0 or higher
Education Level:
Undergraduate
Field of Study:
Music Performance, Music Education, Music Therapy, or Jazz Studies
State:
Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, or Massachusetts
GPA:
Education Level:
Field of Study:
State:
3.0 or higher
Undergraduate
Music Performance, Music Education, Music Therapy, or Jazz Studies
Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, or Massachusetts

Michael D’Ambrisi had a love for music that he passed down throughout his family. Earning his music degree in violin at the New York University at age 12, Michael went on to lead a jazz ensemble that performed throughout New York City during the depression era.

Michael’s daughter, Audrey Sherrill, was also a gifted performer at a young age but devoted her music career to teaching piano and playing the organ. Audrey filled her home with music and was passionate about helping students fulfill their musical potential. Together, Michael and Audrey created a lasting musical legacy for their descendants for generations to come. 

This scholarship seeks to honor the lives of Audrey Sherrill and Michael D’Ambrisi by supporting students who are pursuing musical careers.

Any undergraduate student in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, or Massachusetts with at least a 3.0 GPA who is studying, Music Performance, Music Education, Music Therapy, or Jazz Studies may apply. Candidates with a classical focus will be given preference.

To apply, answer one of the following prompts below and upload a short performance video.

Selection Criteria:
Need, Passion, Drive
Published November 30, 2023
$10,500
3 winners, $3,500 each
Open
Application Deadline
May 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Jun 1, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic
  1. Relate a personal experience that helped you decide to pursue a career in music.
  2. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote “Music is the universal language of mankind.” Explain what (you think) he meant by this and how applicable this might be today.
  3. Describe how you envision you might make a positive impact with your music career.
400–600 words