For the past two years I have performed in the Syd Riggs Foundation benefit concert, Why We Tell the Story. This year it was my turn to apply for the scholarship! In early May I completed the application and was excited to be invited to perform and interview as a finalist.
Last night I found out that I was selected as a 2015 Syd Riggs Foundation Scholarship recipient! I am very honored and appreciative to receive this scholarship that was created to support performers developing their talents.
Scholarship coordinator, Allison Terry, included the most encouraging letter. In part she said:
It is not enough to have talent; a successful person must also be persistent, consistent, and optimistic. As a student, you have demonstrated these qualities and I hope you will continue to do so throughout your life.
Words to live by! This scholarship will definitely help with my studies and be put to good use right away.
Many thanks to the committee and donors! I look forward to performing in next year’s production.
[Note to self: include entire address on future scholarship applications…]