Scholarship Awards

    Scholarship applications are due in May of each year. Scholarships are awarded based on the applicant's talent and financial need. Scholarships are awarded for the Fall semester each year. For more information regarding applications, please email the Scholarship Committee Chairperson at taylor20905@gmail.com.

    Kinga Augustyn and Gwhyneth Chen

    2008 Awardees

  • Awardee #1: Juhi Park

    Amount of the Award:
    $500

    School: Montgomery College

    Semester: Fall 2008
    Background: Violin

  • Awardee #2: Javier Godinez

    Amount of the Award:
    $500

    School: Montgomery College

    Semester: Fall 2008
    Background: Violin

  • Awardee #3: Kevin Layer

    Amount of the Award:
    $500

    School: Montgomery College

    Semester: Fall 2008
    Background: Harp


    2009 Awardees

  • Awardee #1: Yu Lawerence Mien

    Amount of the Award:
    $2000

    School: University of California

    Semester: Fall 2009
    Background: Violin

  • Awardee #2: Juhi Park

    Amount of the Award:
    $2000

    School: Peabody Conservatory

    Semester: Fall 2009
    Background: Violin

  • Awardee #4: Jessica Cragun

    Amount of the Award:
    $1000

    School: Montgomery College

    Semester: Fall 2009
    Background: Soprano


    Awardees before 2008

  • Awardee #1: Shih Kai Lin

    Amount of the Award:
    $16,500 (split over two semesters)

    School: Juilliard School

    Background: Third year honor undergraduate student at the Juilliard School. He studies violin with Professor Cho Liang Lin and Miss Naoko Tanaka. From 1999 thru 2002, he studied with Mrs. Marylou Churchill at the Pre-College of New England Conservatory and attended the Walnut Hill School of Arts. Before 1999, he was in Taiwan, his native country, where he studied with Sylvia Lee.

    The first scholarship recipient chosen for the 2005-6 school year was Julliard student Shih-Kai Lin, a classical violinist. Mr. Lin was entering his senior year and received $16,500 for his tuition.
     

  • Awardee #2: Kinga Natalia Augustyn

    Amount of the Award:
    $10,000 (one time)

    School: Juilliard School

    Background: Kinga Augustyn comes from a family of musicians. Her father was a bassoon player and her mother was a choir singer. Following her family's tradition, Kinga's goal is to become a professional solo violinist in the classical music field. She has already won several prizes at national and international violin competitions, and has released a CD under the Polish label LUNA featuring 24 Baganini's Caprices. Kinga was the first Polish violinist to record all Paganini Caprices. Augustyn wishes to become a great violinist performing with orchestras, recording CDs and eventually pursue a teaching position at a university or conservatory.
     

    The YMSF awarded Kinga Augustyn a scholarship of ten thousand dollars in July, 2005 to pursue a Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School of New York, where she was assigned to work with the legendary violinist Mr. Cho-Liang Lin for the 2005-2006 school year.
     

  • Awardee #3: Zeus Mitchell S. Paredes

    Amount of the Award:
    $1,777.30

    School: Montgomery College

    Background: A native of the Philippines, Mr. Paredes started playing guitar when he was 13 years old. He was self taught for four years. When he was 17 years old, he began to play classical guitar. He attended four semesters at Montgomery College as a Music Performance Major (classical guitar) and took two semesters of jazz guitar.