MDG Scholarships Have a Profound Effect on Students

Nathaniel is a multiple-year recipient of Music Doing Good Scholarships. He recently completed his first semester of college at University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music. Nathaniel is studying neuroscience and music respectively through a joint program offered by the two universities. “As I look back at my achievements, I feel indebted to all of the support, financial, spiritual and professional, you have given me, and I am even more glad that you have expanded your services to help transform many other young musicians’ lives. Ultimately, I am grateful for the confidence your organization has instilled in the Houston [music] community…” says Nathaniel.

Zoe also received a Music Doing Good Scholarship for the last several years. Over the last three summers, she traveled to a remote village in China to teach impoverished children about different cultures through music. She also created a program called, “Lights, Camera, Action!” whereby she collected digital cameras to take to the children so they could learn to tell their stories through pictures. Here is the latest update from Zoe: “I just wanted to thank you and tell you that I have been accepted into Northwestern University in Evanston, IL on a full ride! I will be majoring in neuroscience when I start in the fall of 2019. Regarding ‘Lights, Camera, Action,’ I have been continuing to raise awareness at my school and district, asking my new teachers and others in my community for camera donations. I am hoping to go back once again this summer! Thank you for all your encouragement and support throughout the years!”

 

Last weekend, scholarship recipient Bryant performed in the Houston Young Artists’ Concert at Rice University. He is also the chairman of Music of Harmony, a nonprofit organization made up of more than 400 families, who perform for retirement communities, hospitals and assisted living facilities in Katy and Sugar Land. Bryant also just informed us that he won the Music Teachers National Association South Central Division competition in the Junior Piano category (14 and under) and he will be traveling to Washington, DC in March to compete on a national level. His younger sister, Audrey, hopes to join her brother as a Music Doing Good scholarship recipient as soon as she is old enough.

Music Doing Good with Scholarships is now taking applications from students in 4 – 12th grades throughout the greater Houston area, who wish to continue with private lessons and attend music workshops. Find the application and guidelines at http://musicdoinggood.org/outreach/scholarships/. Deadline for applications is March 19, 2019 at 5 pm.