The Sue Drummond Scholarship has been integral to my growth as a violist and musician. I received the Sue Drummond Scholarship in 2016, 2018 and 2019, and it allowed me to attend music camps that I otherwise would not have been able to afford. In 2018 and 2019, the scholarship allowed me to move on to a more rigorous camp experience that has brought my musicianship to the next level and has allowed me to advance my musical career by making connections I would not otherwise have been able to make. I am grateful for the opportunities the scholarship has made possible.
The Sue Drummond Arts Education Scholarship Program is open to Barry County students entering 9th through 12th grades the following school year. This program offers financial assistance to students pursuing summer arts opportunities. Applications open in the spring of each year.
Who: Scholarships may be awarded to students who reside in or attend school in Barry County and will be in grades 9-12 in the following school year.
What: The Sue Drummond Scholarships support students attending summer arts programs or camps. Scholarships are awarded based on student merit and financial need.
When: Application deadline: mid-April | Auditions: early May
Where: Proposed summer study must be at an accredited school, such as Interlochen or Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Study may include visual art, music, theater, creative writing, dance, sculpture, filmmaking, etc. Scholarship funds are not intended for private lessons or for the purchase of instruments or supplies. Study is not restricted to Michigan.
How much: Students may request up to seventy-five percent of the cost of the program, though the scholarship committee reserves the right to exceed that amount. Scholarships are competitive and limited.