Norman Dietz Endowed Music Award
It is the intent of the Donors to honor Norman Dietz, the musician, the teacher, leader, counselor and motivator who provided a standard of excellence in his students that would not only impact their musical skills but also the satisfaction of achieving success that exceeded their own expectations. It is the intent of the Donors that this gift be used to support an award. The recipient will be a student enrolled in the School of Music as an instrumental music major. The recipient must have attained at least the junior level status and be a member of one or more of the premier instrumental organizations at CMU. The recipient must possess strong leadership skills and must have a minimum GPA of 3 on a 4 point scale. The Director of the School of Music is to set up a selection committee composed of the conductors of the premier School of Music instrumental organizations with the Director of the School of Music as the chairperson of the selection committee.
2019 Recipient: Daniel Briggs
Roger and Nancy Bradshaw Endowed Award
The award guidelines specify that the recipient shall be a full-time junior or above student who is an instrumental music major from the western part of Michigan and have a minimum GPA of 2.70.
2019 Recipient: pending
J. Dean and Betty Eckersley Music Scholarship
Recipient selection will be made by the Central Michigan University Department of Music Scholarship Committee. The recipient will be selected through an application process, and eligibility will be determined through applicants meeting the following criteria:
First preference shall be given to residents of Isabella County.
If there are no applicants from Isabella County, preference will be given to residents of Michigan.
Preference shall be given to Mid-Michigan Community College transfer students who were recipients of the J. Dean and Betty Eckersley Scholarship.
Student must be enrolled full time.
Freshman, junior, sophomore, or senior class status.
Grade point average requirement
a) 3.00 or higher GPA for the freshman year
b) 3.00 or higher GPA for the sophomore year
c) 3.25 or higher for the junior year
d) 3.5 or higher for the senior year
Student must be a music major, or freshman intending to pursue music.
Student must demonstrate financial need as determined by the CMU Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
The scholarship will be renewable based on continued full-time enrollment and financial need for three additional years for a freshman recipient; two additional years for a sophomore recipient; one additional year for a junior recipient; and up to three years for a Mid-Michigan Community College transfer student who was a recipient of the J. Dean and Betty Eckersley Scholarship. The scholarship may be renewed for a fifth year class status recipient who remains qualified by GPA and financial need, but the scholarship amount will be prorated based on actual enrolled credit hours and attendance cost.
2019 Recipient: Sarah Cox
Louise A. Plachta Endowed Award
The recipient shall be an incoming freshman who is majoring in music. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale and a successful audition. The number, amount, and recipient(s) of the scholarship will be determined by the School of Music.
2019 Recipient: pending
Awarded by the Presser Foundation to an outstanding student majoring in music at or near the end of the student's junior year. The student is to be nominated and selected by the music faculty and will be publicly announced as a "Presser Scholar."
2019 Recipient: Kaylee Bernard