Robert H. Wagner Jr. Memorial Music Scholarship

Funded by
Jonathan Fisher
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$1,200
1 winner
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalist
1
Application Deadline
Feb 6, 2022
Winners Announced
Mar 7, 2022
Education Level
High School
2
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Must be a high school senior
State:
Must live in Pennsylvania
Extracurriculars:
Must play music
Education Level:
State:
Extracurriculars:
Must be a high school senior
Must live in Pennsylvania
Must play music

Robert Wagner Jr. was passionate about music and sharing it with those around him.

During his life, Bob served as a mentor and influenced the musical lives of others. In doing so, Bob inspired others and spread the love for music. This scholarship honors Bob's legacy by continuing to share his love for music.

This scholarship seeks to support high school seniors in Pennsylvania who play music and are passionate about music.

Any senior in high school who lives in Pennsylvania and plays music may apply for this scholarship. Low-income and minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, tell us about the person who has influenced you most in your musical path and the impact they’ve had on your personal and musical life. Please also share a short video of you playing music.

Published October 20, 2021
$1,200
1 winner
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalist
1
Application Deadline
Feb 6, 2022
Winners Announced
Mar 7, 2022
Education Level
High School
2
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Tell us about the person who has influenced you the most in your musical pursuits and the impact they have had on your life both musically and personally.


400–800 words

Winning Application

Maya Bowman
Lampeter-Strasburg High SchoolWillow Street, PA
My interest in theatre, surprisingly, came from my rinky-dink school surrounded by endless beige cornfields and gas stations. I remember my first time on its stage, my third-grade self staring in awe at the high schoolers that I thought were the most talented people I’d ever seen. I immediately felt in place on that peeling black stage littered with spike tape from past years. The true reason I am pursuing Musical Theatre as a major now is because of that feeling I felt the first time the auditorium went black and those hot lights blared onto me. That feeling has lingered with me since. No matter what stage I’m on, no matter what role I’m playing, that instant breath of relief I take as those lights come up is worth every 8-hour long practice and fumbled word. The energy the audience gives off just by existing, powers every movement and artistic decision I make on that stage. I strive to give each person in those seats the same intrigue and wonder I felt as a kid watching a show for the first time. As an actor, I love to try different types of roles in all different types of spaces and I plan on continuing that state of mind into the future. Of course I have dreams of performing in a beautiful opera house or Broadway stage, but I also have dreams of the smaller stages, seeing the expressions on the faces in the front row. Entering college is not only a new stage of my life, but a new experience as well. Another performance space to explore and learn. My love for the arts, music in particular, started at a very young age. My father is a musician himself and I have very fond memories of when he would sit me down and play songs on his guitar for me. This inspired me to pick up music early, starting with piano (which I still am not great at, but I'm working on it!) and transitioning to guitar. Since then I have participated in small, youth singer songwriter events and become the resident "campfire guitarist", next to my dad of course.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Feb 6, 2022. Winners will be announced on Mar 7, 2022.

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