GRANTSVILLE — The Music at Penn Alps Scholarship program has awarded four scholarships for the fall semester.
The new scholarship students are Jacqueline Geary and Bodhi Gibbons-Guinn, both from Allegany County.
Currently in its ninth year, the program provides private instrumental or vocal music lessons for local, school-age students who might not otherwise have such opportunity. The program, which has grown from 23 students to the present total of 36 students, is made possible by the Naylor Family Trust Fund, the Community Trust Foundation, the Fred Bolton Memorial Fund, and the executive board of Music at Penn Alps.
In addition to the new awardees, the program has 34 students from the previous year whose scholarships have been renewed for this semester. Students from Garrett County are Megan Bender, Shayla Bender, Brooklyn Bowman, Rachel Bowser, Rachelle Brenneman, Bethany Carrington, Hannah Frazee, Malea Fullerton, Claire Helton, Jakob Long, Molly Magruder, Devin McKenzie, Lydia Nelson, Gabrielle Stem, Jaylyn Wilt, Kristin Yoder, Laura Yoder, Caleb Zimmerman and Carl Zimmerman. Students from Allegany County include Bridget Brown, Rebekah George, Jenna Klink, Elizabeth Maust, Robert Moffet, Charles O’Boyle, Harlow Oliver, Taber Robinette, and Ava Strawderman. West Virginia students are: Emma Craddock, Lydia Gattens, Wyatt Lott, and Mason Wolford. Students from the Pennsylvania area are Elias Curtis and Madison Emerick.
The scholarship program is currently accepting applications for the semester tha begins Jan. 1. A limited number of new scholarships will be awarded to kindergarten through 12th-grade music students for private lesson instruction. Applications for 2021, open to Garrett County, Allegany County, and surrounding Pennsylvania and West Virginia areas, are due no later than Dec. 15.