Harmony of the Gorge Music 
2017 Scholarship

We are very proud to announce that Emily Spezia-Schiff from Hood River Valley High School is the recipient of our 2017 scholarship.

In her application, Emily wrote, "Music is going to be a part of my life forever.  Playing music with an instrument is like an extension of myself, and it allows me to get lost in something else besides my own consciousness.....It (music) allows me to connect to other people and to the world in a way words can't."

We wish Emily the best!

A $500 scholarship will be awarded by the Harmony of the Gorge Chorus to a graduating senior girl from any high school in the Mid-Columbia counties of Hood River, Klickitat, Skamania and Wasco.
Harmony of the Gorge Chorus is a member of Sweet Adelines International, the largest women’s musical organization in the world with nearly 22,000 members.   We are dedicated to achieving musical quality in the area of barbershop and other a cappella harmony through education and performance.
Preference will be given to a girl who has actively participated in music while in high school.  The recipient of this scholarship will be paid directly by the Harmony of the Gorge Chorus after successful completion of one quarter or semester of college enrollment and proof of continued college enrollment.
Female who has participated in music while in high school
Community service and interests other than music
A plan to pursue post-secondary education
Application should be received by Harmony of the Gorge by April 15, 2018
1.    Description of the involvement in music while in high school
2.    Explanation of plans for the future and how music will play a part in those plans
3.    Please include your GPA
4.    Transcripts and financial statements are not required for this scholarship

Dear School Counselor or Scholarship Chairperson,

Download the application below for the 2018 Harmony of the Gorge Scholarship:  
Make as many copies as you need and give them to graduating senior girls.

Deadline for receiving the application (postal stamp) is
April 15, 2018

Mail applications to:
       Harmony of the Gorge Chorus
       P.O. Box 935
       Hood River, OR 97031

Thank You!                
    Lizz O’Bannon, Chairperson   253-222-3562
Pictured: Our Education Coordinator, Lizz O'Bannon,
presenting the scholarship to our 2015 recipient, Hannah. 

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