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Mary Ellen Gase Scholarship

Mary Ellen Gase Scholarship

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High School Students

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About This Scholarship

The Mary Ellen Gase Scholarship was created to encourage gifted students of voice, keyboard, band, and orchestra to pursue post-secondary courses in music therapy, education, or performance and to spread their love of music in the neighbourhood.For the last 18 years of her career, Ms. Gase has taught gifted and talented students at the Centre for the Arts and Sciences. She started out as a teacher at South Intermediate School. Ms. Gase created the voice/keyboard curriculum for the Centre for Arts and Sciences while she was a teacher in the Saginaw Public Schools. throughout 250 students were sent by Ms. Gase to many collegiate music workshops throughout the course of her teaching career, including Interlochen, Blue Lake, Blue Lake International Choir, Westminster, and Fred Warning.

 In 1996, the Saginaw Community Foundation gave her a Grants for Excellence Award so she could pay for original piano books that their pupils had created. After 40 years of teaching music in the Saginaw Public Schools, Ms. Gase retired in 1999. By offering this scholarship, she keeps up her commitment to music and young people.

Eligibility Criteria For Mary Ellen Gase Scholarship

Eligibility criteria for The Mary Ellen Gase Scholarship are as follows:

  • All the applicants must have minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • All the applicants must be a High School Senior who engaged in at least one of the following activities: singing, instrumental music, keyboard or piano, orchestra, or band.
  • All the applicants must be graduating from Nouvel Catholic Central High School, Arthur Hill High School, Saginaw High School, Heritage High School, or Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy Pursuing an undergraduate degree with a music, music therapy, or performing arts major or minor.
  • Some criteria keep on changing every year. So, it is required to check its eligibility criteria before applying for updated information.

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