Student Scholarship Funds
The mission of Recreational Music Center (RMC) is to cultivate the joy of making music through relevant, cutting edge teaching methods, making them available to EVERYONE regardless of financial resources or other barriers.
Staying true to this mission, RMC ensures that every student with the desire to participate in our programs is given the opportunity to participate in music. We offer scholarships to students with financial need and exceptional merit. These individual scholarships are all supported by generous donors, with a passion for assuring every student can achieve personal and educational growth through music.
Individual scholarship funds may have specific eligibility criteria defined by the donor when the legacy scholarship was established. To determine if you are eligible for a particular scholarship, please read the specific criteria under each fund name.
We extend our sincere appreciation to these individual donors for their generous commitment to student success and invite you to add your support to these much-needed scholarship efforts by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Will Power Scholarship Memorial Fund|
The Abbott family has established the Will Power Scholarship in memory of their son Will and his love of the music classes he took at RMC. The scholarship is awarded to two outstanding Early Childhood students with a desire to actively participate in the RMC Early Childhood music program, in addition to a demonstrated financial need. The scholarship seeks to support the partial cost of tuition, and to help foster the next generation of musicians.
The scholarship will be awarded to two promising students who meet the criteria of the Early Childhood program, demonstrates that he or she is enthusiastic about music classes, and will have more than 80%+ attendance rate.
|James M. Fox Memorial Fund|
RMC’s Founder, Leslie Gereghty, established this scholarship to honor her father’s generous giving both to RMC and to countless others in his lifetime. "He was the kind of guy that would give you the shirt off his back and tell you just to pay it forward someday." RMC owes its very existence to the seed money that he and his wife Carolynne provided. Jim poured his heart and soul into a prolific career as a CFII, corporate pilot, and likely other missions that we may never know about. In his retirement, he continued to play guitar and piano as well as learn several new instruments including the ukulele, bass, and violin. His scholarship is available to a child or adult who demonstrates a love music as well as financial need or retirement status.
|Point Loma Summer Concert Series Fund|
The Point Loma Summer Concert Scholarship is awarded to outstanding student(s) with a passion for music and performing, and who also demonstrate leadership through community service in the Point Loma area. This outstanding young person/people will write be required to audition as Jr. Emcee and/or Patriotic song performer for the 2016 concert session beginning July, 2016. (Auditioning is not a guarantee of acceptance.) Recipients will also help with field cleanup on at least one Saturday morning following a summer concert.
Meet The Recipients of the Point Loma Summer Concert Series Scholarship
Sisters Ceci and Sofia Naranjo were awarded this scholarship in 2016. The two are each unique in their musical pursuits; Sofia sings and plays the piano, while Ceci loves the bass and drums. Being part of the RMC family has allowed the girls to play with multiple youth ensembles, which has improved their self confidence. The sisters have played in the Coastal Grooves, Cover Queens and Stormy Mondays together. Ceci formerly played bass with The Flourescent Grizzlies for two years, but has recently moved on to the all-female ensemble On The Run.
Ceci has earned the distinct experience of performing for hundreds of people at the Point Loma Summer Concert Series as the opening act for the last two summers in a row. Being part of these ensembles has given the sisters valuable experiences in teamwork and goal setting, which will serve them well in their future endeavors.
The girls' mother, Deborah Naranjo, expressed how grateful she is that RMC has provided an environment where they can spend time with such creative and talented friends and mentors. She appreciates that they both have such a positive way to spend their time outside of school.
|RMC's Young Jedi Scholarship Fund|
The Young Jedi Scholarship is awarded to outstanding student(s) with a desire to actively and passionately participate in the RMC music program, in addition to a demonstrated financial need. "The Force is Strong with This One" - This Young Jedi student must be a bonafide Star Wars fan. To be considered for this scholarship, this Young Jedi will need to demonstrate that he or she is passionate about learning and playing music, willing to practice and work hard with more than 80%+ attendance rate, participate in all student showcases, and will demonstrate leadership through two Music4Change community service events annually.
A huge thank you to our donors!
Jedi Master Level ($200+)
· The Palacios Family
Jedi Knight Level ($150-199)
Padawan Level ($100-149)
· The Folk Family
· The Elson Family
Jedi Initiate Level ($50-99)
· The Shapiro Family
· The Paulsen Family
· The Blum/Zubkoff Family
Ewok Level ($0-$50)
· The Robertson Family
· The Atkinson Family
· The Halpain/Kay Family
· The Roscoe Family
· Thee Belden/McCauliffe Family
· The Ritchey/Gannon Family
|Friends of RMC Scholarship Fund|
The Friends of RMC are members of the community who are passionate about music and music education. These donors believe in the transformative power of music, and they know that music can be a positive outlet in very trying times of our lives. Your donation of any amount can contribute to this scholarship fund.
These annual scholarships are awarded to students so that they might pursue (or continue to pursue) music as an outlet in times of hardship. To date these recipients have included: children whose parents have experienced job loss or inability to work due to chronic or terminal illness; children of incarcerated parents; foster youth; children of vets with PTSD, students on free and/or reduced lunch, etc...
To qualify for this scholarship, students must be passionate about learning and playing music, willing to practice, dedicated to a more than 80% attendance rate, participate in student showcases, and available to participate in four community service events annually. Full and partial scholarships are available to those who qualify.
For more information on giving to this fund, please contact David Gereghty at email@example.com.
Donate today to add your scholarship here! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (619) 225-9597 to get started.