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Fun City Chorus Scholarship Recipients 2016

2016 Honorees

Camille Eisenhauer

Born and raised on rock 'n roll, Camille Eisenhauer aspires to rejuvenate the music industry. She lives in Hot Springs Village and considers herself blessed to have had opportunities to perform with many music groups, thanks in part to Lydia DeSambourg, the Arkansas All State choir and the Fun City Chorus. Camille will attend Belmont University in the fall with a major in Audio Engineering.


Makayla Fulkerson graduated Cum Laude from Lakeside High School as a thirteen-year senior. Very involved in Lakeside’s band program, Makayla particated in the high school band for four years and as a Drum Major during her junior and senior years. She will be attending the University of Central Arkansas in the fall as a Music Education major with hopes to become a band director after college.

Katie Garner

Katie Garner is a 2016 graduate of Lakeside High School where she performed in several shows including Into the Woods, Alice in Wonderland, Bye Bye Birdie, Our Town, Sound of Music, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Godspell. She was a member of the Chamber Singers, an audition-only choir, and was selected for All Region and All State Mixed choirs for the past four years. Outside of school, Katie has performed with the Muses Creative Artistry Project and the Hot Springs Music Festival. She will major in vocal performance at Webster University in St. Louis in the fall.

Emily Johnson

Emily Johnson was born and raised in Hot Springs. A graduate of Fountain Lake High School, Emily will be attending Ouachita Baptist University to double major in Musical Theatre and Mass Communications. She plans on starting her performance career and her writing career as a journalist and author after college. In the future, Emily would like to live in a theatre community like New York City where she can apply her performance skills and talents.


For High School Seniors Entering College Next Fall

For more information about the Fun City Chorus Scholarshp Program,
contact Dennis Ford at (985) 373-1514.

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 $500 scholarships each year, the actual amount of money available may be different each year. Since 2012, the chorus has awarded over $10,000 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 2017 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/university.