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The Bernie J. Urich Memorial Music Scholarship was established by family and friends of Bernie Urich to honor his memory and timeless dedication to the art of music


Eligibility:  Applicants shall be graduating high school seniors from Garner-Hayfield/Ventura High School or Chariton High School.  Applicants must be majoring in a music related field or participating in an on-campus music ensemble.  Students do not need to be a music major to receive this scholarship.


Application Process:  All applications will be submitted online.  All applicants must:

  • Submit a completed application form
  • Attach an essay of 500 words or less outlining the applicant's intrest in music, and how this scholarship will help the applicant obtain his/her career goals.


Application Deadline:  All applications must be received by April 15, 2019.  Applications received after April 15th will not be considered.  Please address any questions to Tyler J. Urich, Chairman, Bernie J. Urich Memorial Music Scholarship committee at scholarship@halfwaytoheaven.org


Scholarship Selection Process:  The Scholarship Selection Committee will consist of Bambi Urich, Tyler Urich, Trevor Urich and Tanner Urich.  In addition, the committee will include one to four members of the community who have expertise in the field of music.  Applicants will be selected using the following criteria:


The recipient of the Bernie J. Urich Memorial Music Scholarship will be a graduating senior enrolled in the Garner-Hayfield/Ventura High School or Chariton High School who has been accepted into a full-time undergraduate program in an accredited institution of higher education in a degree-granting program in music education or be an active participant in the institutions vocal and/or instrumental music ensemble(s).  While unmet financial need and academic accomplishments will be carefully considered, priority will be given to students who exemplify an exceptional passion and aptitude for music, demonstrate the potential to succeed, and who have shared their musical talents with their school, church, and/or the community.  In years when the selection process is especially competitive, finalists may be invited to interview with the Selection Committee.


Scholarship Awards:  Scholarships will be awarded after a certificate of attendance is signed by the registrar of the institution.  Scholarship payment will be paid directly to the student at the address specified by the student at the start of the second semester.