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Fun City Chorus Scholarship Honorees 2018

Vernon McCarthy
Memorial Scholarship

Bill James
Honorary Scholarship

Ben Carey

Ben Carey

Ben Carey is a lifetime musician and performer from Jessieville High School. He has been selected as a member of the SW All Region Choir two years in a row, qualifying for the All State Choir both times as well. Carey placed first in the “Road to Nashville” competition which allowed him to work in Nashville with professional musicians in order to record one of his personal compositions. He has placed first in three separate Jessieville High School talent shows, and plans to attend the University of Central Arkansas to pursue a career in Music Education.

Sarah-Marie Linneman

Sarah-Marie Linneman

Sarah-Marie Linneman is a graduating senior at Lakeside High School. Sarah has been a member of the Lakeside Band Program for six years and spent four years as a flutist in their Symphonic Band. She successfully auditioned for and placed in All-Region Band from seventh to twelfth grade and made All-State Band all three years. She has studied advanced flute and piano with Jackie Flowers through National Park College. Sarah-Marie has been the Hot Springs Flute Ensemble Youth Representative on their Board of Directors for the last six years. She has assisted and participated on the archives and music committees, and she has developed their official website. She will attend Hendrix College in the fall were she will major in music and pre-pharmacy.


For High School Seniors Entering College Next Fall

For more information about the Fun City Chorus Scholarshp Program,
contact Dennis Ford at  (501) 209-4049.

The Fun City Chorus intends to award annual scholarships each year to students who intend to participate in a music program at their chosen two or four year institution. Although the goal is to award four to five scholarships totaling $3000 each year, the actual number of scholarships and amount of award money may be different each year. Since 2012, the chorus has awarded over $16,000 to freshman and sophomore recipients.

These scholarships will be used for tuition, fees, and/or books only and are awarded with the intent that this lightens the financial burden of these budding musicians.

The names of the scholarship recipients will be listed here once all scholarships are accepted.

General Timeline for 2019 Scholarship Applicants

February Announcements of scholarship availability are sent to area high school counselors and music teachers.
April 10 Application deadline
April-May Applications are reviewed by the Chorus and top qualifiers are submitted to the Scholarship Selection Committee (established by the National Park Community College Foundation).
May 15 Finalists are announced.
August Scholarship funds are paid directly to the student's account at his or her college or university.