The Warne Family Charitable Foundation has established a stringed instrument scholarship (“Warne Scholarship”) available to eligible and qualified students located at an accredited university or college in Orange County.
Terms of the Scholarship
The terms of the Warne Scholarship include the following:
- The maximum Award is $15,000 per year per student.
- The Award may be used for qualified tuition and related expenses as provided in Internal Revenue Code section 117(a) and the regulations thereunder.
- The scholarship may be renewed each year, for a maximum of five years, if the recipient continues to meet all the above criteria, make satisfactory progress in his or her musical education and training and maintain at least a 2.8 grade point average.
- Progress reports showing courses taken and grades received (or some other evaluation of progress if the recipient’s course of study does not lead to grades) must be provided to the Foundation at least once per academic year, and such report will be approved or otherwise verified by the educational institution.
- The recipient will be required to perform one or more performances for disadvantaged youth, elderly or the needy without any fees.
- The Applicant must be enrolled as an undergraduate full time student in an accredited university or college located in Orange County, California.
- The Applicant must play a stringed instrument in the modern violin family; which includes violin, viola, cello, double bass, and bass.
- The Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident whose musical emphasis is stringed instruments.
- The Award is intended to provide financial help to students with the highest financial need and who are committed to a career or potential career as a musician.
- Applicants closest to graduation will be given priority.
- The Selection Committee will consider the Applicant’s:
- Grade point average;
- Instrument experience;
- Personal character;
- Commitment to personal achievement; and the
- Degree to which the Applicant will enhance his or her school’s orchestra.
Each Applicant is required to submit:
The on-line application, including supporting materials, are due no later than 5:00 p.m. PDT on the last day of May. If this date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the application is due the following Monday. Failure to turn in any of the above requirements will result in declination.
The Scholarship Selection Committee includes professional musicians, educators, and administrators.
The Committee will determine finalists. Each finalist will be interviewed by the Committee.
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