Mandolin Symposium Fund-Raiser
By Mandolin Cafe
May 11, 2006 - 6:50 am
The Mandolin Cafe announces a fund-raiser in support of the Mandolin Symposium.
For the past three years the Mandolin Cafe has supported the scholarship efforts of the Mandolin Symposium by soliciting donations from the Mandolin Community.
Donations are being accepted via a link on the Cafe and autographed David Grisman and Thile & Marshall CDs are being sold through the classifieds to support this effort. A $2,000 total contribution to the scholarship fund is this year's plan.
From the Mandolin Symposium web site, this description of the scholarship process is explained:
The Scholarship program at the Mandolin Symposium is designed to assist Students with financial aid. We believe that this educational experience should be available to a wide range of students and we have asked for financial contributions that will help those that cannot afford all the costs of attending. To help support the Scholarship Fund, the Mandolin Symposium will fund 25% of the Mandolin Symposium Fee (that portion which are not housing costs) to help our Fund be dispersed to a wider base. Scholarships will be awarded on a partial to full basis. This commitment by the Mandolin Symposium is designed to assist more students with Financial Aid. We may limit the amount of students that we are able to help to ensure that the Scholarship Program will be passed on from year to year. The review committee does not have to award all available funds in the scholarship period. Monies not awarded during the scholarship year will be carried over into the next year's appropriations.
Students are awarded scholarships based upon merit and need. The Scholarship Committee reviews all applications for Financial Assistance on April 1, 2006. Please note that if students are less than 18 yrs old they will need to have a Chaperone accompany them to the Mandolin Symposium.