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Art Stamper: Meghan Bryant, daughter of Randy and Jill Bryant of Martin, Kentucky.
Burt Hatfield: Whitney Stamper, daughter of Shawn and Tammy Stamper of Whitesburg, Kentucky.
Rodney Sanders: Jack Adams, son of Beverly Adams of Letcher, Kentucky.
Ray Slone Memorial Teaching Assistantship: Justin Parker, son of Rob Parker of Frankfort, Kentucky.
Art Stamper Scholarship: for fiddle students
Burt Hatfield Scholarship: Banjo and/or Guitar students
Charlie Whitaker Scholarship: Square Dance calling students
The above scholarships are awarded to a student based on commitment, excellence, and accomplishment. Open to students at any level.
Ray Slone Teaching Assistantship: This scholarship is for Fiddle and/or Banjo students. The students should show maturity, promise, and demonstrate an ability and interest in teaching.
Rodney Sanders Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a student based on a sincere commitment and interest in learning any area of traditional Kentucky music. This is both a merit and need-based scholarship and is open to students of ALL ages, with an emphasis on youth and senior citizens.
At the beginning of the music school, each instructor receives a nomination form. Classroom participation and out of class time involvement through “jam” sessions and other opportunities througout the week help form the instructors decision for student nomination. On Thursday, each faculty gives their nomination for to the designated committee members for that particular school week. This is usually a committee of three to five faculty members. On Friday evening before the student recital, the winners are announced.
Donations are accepted for the Memorial Scholarship fund in any amount. Please make donation payable to: Cowan Community Action Group, Inc., “CCMM Memorial Scholarhip fund”, 81 Sturgill Branch, Whitesburg, Kentucky 41858. List in the memo line the memorial scholarship designation.