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Frank Vail Music Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
2 winners, $3,000 each
Application Deadline
Aug 30, 2024
Winners Announced
Sep 30, 2024
Education Level
High School
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior
Field of Study:

Frank Vail was a beloved patriarch who passed away in January after an incredible life.

Frank Vail was a man whose spirit echoed in the melodies he shared with his community. He wasn't one for grand gestures, but his love for music spoke volumes. Whether it was a church service or an open mic in a local coffee shop, Frank was there with his guitar, his voice warm and inviting like a familiar tune. Frank may have been a simple man, but the legacy he leaves behind is far from ordinary - a melody in his loved ones' hearts, a reminder of the power of music to connect, uplift, and bring joy. He exemplified that the greatest music isn't always found in concert halls, but in the shared spaces of a community, where a simple song can resonate for a lifetime. 

This scholarship seeks to carry on the musical legacy of Frank Vail by supporting students who share that passion.

Any high school senior in Michigan who plans to major in music may apply for this scholarship opportunity.

To apply, tell us about how you have brought music to others. If you’d like, you may also submit an image or video of you playing your music.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Passion
Published March 29, 2024
Essay Topic

Please tell us a bit about how you have brought music to others, either through organizations, volunteerism, or sharing your gifts with a wider community.

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Aug 30, 2024. Winners will be announced on Sep 30, 2024.