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Neil Margeson Sound Scholarship

Funded by
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Margeson Family
2 winners, $1,025 each
In Review
Application Deadline
Jul 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Aug 1, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school, undergraduate, or trade school student
Field of Study:
Sound engineering and/or music

Rooted in music and the spirit of the Green Bay Packers, Neil's life unfolded through a musical odyssey. His father's band, where guitar chords harmonized with vocals, set the stage. High school brought the embrace of drums and guitar, leading him to join various local bands. Uncertain about his future post-high school, Neil's pivotal moment occurred in his parents' basement. Immersed in recording sessions with friends, he discovered the enchantment of setting up microphones, wiring to a digital mix recorder, and layering tracks.

This revelation prompted Neil's pursuit of a degree in audio production at Columbia University in Chicago. A standout project involved storytelling through sound, showcasing his creative prowess. Another endeavor took a movie clip from the Abyss, where Neil's expertise transformed it into an immersive experience, outshining the original.

Despite choosing a local path for family reasons, Neil's passion persisted. He interned at a commercial studio, contributing to sound preparation for mixing engineers. While his career took a different trajectory, Neil's commitment to music endured. He co-founded Sonic Transformation, an audio company specializing in education, podcast production, and mixing.

His involvement in a Packers Blog led to enhancing a podcast's production quality, setting new standards in the realm of Packers Podcasts. Neil's love for audio recording and production became a source of joy, and he aspired to inspire others with similar passions.

This scholarship seeks to honor the memory of Neil Margeson by supporting students who share his passion for music.

Any high school, undergraduate, or trade school student who is looking to study sound engineering and/or music in college may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us about your passion for music/sound, how music has been instrumental in your educational journey so far, and what your goals are for the future.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Passion
Published March 22, 2024
Essay Topic

Please share your passion for music and/sound with us. How has music been instrumental in your educational journey thus far and what are your future goals?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jul 1, 2024. Winners will be announced on Aug 1, 2024.

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