Wilshire Quinn Capital, a California-based private real estate lender, is awarding a scholarship for music majors and minors in 2020.
the Wilshire Quinn Scholarship for Musical Arts will donate $10,000 for the education of a musically gifted college student. To be eligible, applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 24, enrolled full-time in a US university or college, and studying music as a major or minor.
Launched in 2019, the Wilshire Quinn Musical Arts Scholarship aims to encourage the musical arts and help underprivileged students pursue their passions.
“Music is the universal language that has the unique power to unite us all,” said Christopher Garcia, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Wilshire Quinn and self-described music lover. Press release. “As a music enthusiast and business executive, I feel compelled to merge these two worlds and make a meaningful contribution to a worthy candidate.
“It is with great enthusiasm that I give back to this community which has provided me over the years with inimitable inspiration and emotional clarity.”
The scholarship is open to students who play any instrument or genre of music, including singers, and can demonstrate financial need. Applicants must demonstrate passion, talent and work ethic.
Cameron Williams, a violist from the Juilliard School class of 2022, was last year’s winner. A native of Florida, Williams was selected because of her exceptional abilities as a musician – she made her solo debut at Carnegie Hall at age 13 and was one of 11 musicians selected to attend Julliard for a performance of viola – as well as the strength of his extracurricular activities. .
Outside of her viola lessons and performances, Williams runs CamAnaiStrings, a foundation that repairs damaged string instruments for musicians who cannot afford to purchase an instrument on their own. CamAnaiStrings collects and repairs violins, violas, cellos, and basses, and donates them to elementary schools, after-school programs, and youth orchestras throughout South Florida. Williams started the foundation in 2014, when she was just 14 years old.
Now in its second year, the Wilshire Quinn Musical Arts Scholarship will help another talented student.
To apply, applicants must post a recorded piece of music with a total duration of approximately three minutes on an online video platform such as YouTube or Vimeo. The recording may be an original work or a cover version and may be of any genre. Applicants must also submit a short personal essay about what the music means to them and why they chose to submit the song they recorded.
Applicants have until May 1, 2020 to apply. The winner will be announced by May 15, 2020.
Students can apply here.