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The D’Addario Foundation has announced the first-ever recipients of their new College Scholarship.

Ten students from Foundation grantee programs – seven of them being the first generation in their family to attend college – will be supported for four years with a scholarship that helps cover the cost of soft expenses of college such as books, transportation, and food. 

The recipients of the College Scholarships are a diverse group of students that have participated in robust instrument programs across the U.S., including UpBeat NYCOrchKidsRock to the FutureAll-City High School Music ProgramYoung Musicians UniteIntonation MusicPlay On Philly, andPhoenix Conservatory of Music. Scholarship recipients have been a part of these programs for an average of seven years each and most have attended every weekday after school and acted as peer mentors for younger students. The fill list of winners can be viewed here

Scholarship recipient Asia Palmer from Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids program remarks, “Without music or OrchKids I probably wouldn't have the motivation to even apply to college, so I'm very grateful that both are a part of my life. I am incredibly grateful for this scholarship and it made me feel unstoppable – I now know that if I put my mind to something and work hard I will get it!” She will be attending The Hartt School at University of Hartford.

 



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