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Betty Osborn Biedenharn Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Music

This scholarship was established in 1993 by Betty Osborn Biedenharn because of her profound love of music and lifelong commitment to the piano. Mrs. Biedenharn, an honorary member of the College of Fine Arts Advisory Council, received her Bachelor of Music (Magna Cum Laude) from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in Music from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. Currently, she resides in San Antonio where she serves on several boards, including the Advisory Committee of the San Antonio Symphony.

Eligibility:
Graduate or undergraduate music major. Preference given to outstanding piano major, but may be awarded to any other exceptional music student selected by scholarship committee. Demonstration of talent, promise, and academic excellence. Recipient may continue to hold this award in successive years with maintenance of satisfactory academic performance. Registered at UT Austin during period of scholarship.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

Dr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Butler Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Opera

This scholarship was established in the spring of 1989 with a gift from Dr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Butler. The donors have demonstrated an abiding interest in and commitment to all the arts, particularly opera.

Eligibility:
For an incoming graduate opera major who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Recipient may continue to hold this award in successive years.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

Barbara Smith Conrad Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Fine Arts

This scholarship was established in 1993 with gifts from Ray D. Woods and funds from various other donors in honor of Ms. Conrad. Ms. Conrad received her B.M. from The University in 1959 and was named a distinguished alumnus in 1985. She has had an illustrious career as a mezzo-soprano for the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and also has been a featured performer with the London Symphony, Vienna State Opera, Brussels Opera, Cologne Opera, and other renowned orchestras and opera companies. She continues to support The University as an honorary member of the College of Fine Arts Advisory Council.

Eligibility:
For a graduate or undergraduate voice major who demonstrates talent and promise in rigorous auditions adjudicated by appropriate faculty members of the School of Music.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

Mary Frances Bowles Couper Endowed Presidential Scholarship for Graduate Students in Piano Performance

Fred Thomson Couper, Jr. and his wife, Mary Frances Bowles Couper, for the benefit of students studying piano, established this scholarship. Mrs. Couper was a pianist and this scholarship, given in her name, is devoted to furthering excellence in piano performance. Both Mr. and Mrs. Couper attended The University in the 1930s. Mrs. Couper studied history, while Mr. Couper received his degree in law. Mrs. Couper has been a long-time member of the College of Fine Arts Advisory Council, and both Mr. and Mrs. Couper are devoted supporters of The University.

Eligibility:
For a continuing or incoming graduate piano major.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $3,000

Patsy Cater Deaton Endowed Presidential Scholarship

Her mother, Mrs. Elva Cater, established this scholarship in 1992 in memory of Ms. Deaton. Ms. Deaton was a 1952 graduate with a B.M. in Music Theory and Composition.

Eligibility:
For a new or continuing graduate or undergraduate music major.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

E.W. Doty Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Music

This scholarship was established in 1993 with a gift from the I.D. and Marguerite Fairchild Foundation. The late Professor Emeritus E. William Doty was the first Dean of the College of Fine Arts and held that position from 1938 to 1972. Dr. Doty also served as Chair of the Department of Music for many years.

Eligibility:
For graduate or undergraduate music majors.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $3,000

Marguerite Fairchild Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Music

This scholarship was established in 1992 with a gift from the I.D. Marguerite Fairchild Foundation in memory of Mrs. Marguerite Fairchild for the benefit of orchestral students in the Department of Music. As an arts advocate, and the first woman Regent at The University, the late Mrs. Fairchild played a pivotal role in the establishment of the College of Fine Arts and the hiring of its first Dean.

Eligibility:
For a graduate or undergraduate orchestral instrument major.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

Thomas J. Gibson IV Endowed Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a gift from Mrs. Margaret Gibson in memory of her son, Thomas J. Gibson, IV. He studied violin at The University and received a Bachelor of Music degree in 1971.

Eligibility:
For graduate or undergraduate violin majors.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

Annie Barnhart Giles Centennial Endowed Presidential Scholarship

Family members and friends of the late Austinite, Miss Annie Barnhart Giles, established this scholarship in 1983. Miss Giles loved music. She played the piano and taught piano on an informal basis. In the early 1960s, she collaborated with Mary Lasswell in the publication of her father's memoirs of the Civil War, entitled Rags and Hope.

Eligibility:
For graduate or undergraduate music majors.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

Verna M. Harder Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Music

This scholarship was established in 1994 with gifts from Dr. Lorene L. Rogers and the Texaco Foundation. Professor Harder, who taught piano, was on the Music Department faculty from 1946 to 1977.

Eligibility:
For a graduate or undergraduate music major (piano student whenever possible) who demonstrates talent and promise through rigorous auditions. The recipient should hold this scholarship for successive years.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

Jesse H. Jones and Mary Gibbs Jones Endowed Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1988 with a gift from the Houston Endowment, Inc. and is named in honor of the late Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones. Mr. Jones, former United States Secretary of Commerce, established the Houston Endowment, Inc., a philanthropic foundation.

Eligibility:
For an incoming graduate music major who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Recipient may continue to hold this award in successive years.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: $2,500

Georgia B. Lucas Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Music

Because of her profound love for music, and her lifelong commitment to the arts, Georgia Lucas established this scholarship in 1993 for the benefit and development of promising music students. Lucas attended the University of Texas at Austin and is a poet and author. She resides in Austin.

Eligibility:
Must be an undergraduate or graduate student in music. Must have demonstrated talent, promise, and academic excellence. Preference given to opera or orchestra student. If all other considerations are equal, financial need may be a decisive factor in awarding this scholarship.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

J. W. "Red" McCullough, Jr. Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Jazz Studies

Eligibility:
To be awarded to outstanding graduate or undergraduate students in the College of Fine Arts majoring in Jazz Studies.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

A. David Renner Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Piano

This scholarship was established in 1993 with gifts from Dr. Lorene L. Rogers and the Texaco Foundation. David Renner has been a member of the piano faculty since 1974.

Eligibility:
For a graduate or undergraduate piano major who demonstrates talent and promise through rigorous auditions. Financial need is taken into consideration when evaluating otherwise equal candidates.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

Leticia Flores Penn Endowed Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1995 by John Penn in memory of his beloved wife, Leticia Flores Penn, a noted concert pianist and dedicated teacher, for the benefit and development of piano performance and pedagogy students.

Eligibility:
Undergraduate and graduate piano performance and pedagogy students.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

Lucille Roan-Gray Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Music

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Lucille Roan-Gray to allow the most gifted and promising students to pursue and complete their music studies.

Eligibility:
Scholarship is to be awarded only to upper level or graduate music students who have demonstrated talent and promise as determined by appropriate music faculty members and the student awards committee within the School of Music. Preference is given to orchestra and string students. Scholarship may be renewable contingent upon a student's continued enrollment in the School of Music and maintenance of satisfactory academic performance.

Mary A. Seller-Yantis Endowed Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1993 with a gift from Lillian M. Seller in memory of her mother. Lillian Seller is the former Director of Public Programs at The University, a former staff member of the Department of Music, and a former member of the Chancellor's Council. Her mother, Mary Seller-Yantis, was a devoted employee of the State of Texas for nearly fifty years.

Eligibility:
Graduate or undergraduate major in music. Registered at UT Austin during duration of scholarship.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

Robert Jeffrey Womack Endowed Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1993 with a gift from J.F. and Marienne Womack in memory of their son. Robert Womack was a 1975 graduate in music, and was an accomplished composer and performer.

Eligibility:
For a graduate or undergraduate music composition major, selected by music competition.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

Sidney M. Wright Endowed Presidential Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Irwin Wright established this scholarship in memory of their son. Sidney received both a baccalaureate and master's degree in applied piano at The University and was a specialist in both opera and church music. He was a great inspiration to all who knew him, both for his musical gifts and for his spirit and courage.

Eligibility:
For graduate or undergraduate incoming or continuing piano major. Recipient is to be determined by a piano accompanying competition.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $3,000

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