Named Scholarships

Creating a Named Scholarship, Working Towards an Endowed Scholarship

 

Establishing a named scholarship in memory or in honor of an individual provides a lasting legacy of his/her contributions to the choral arts, and provides critical educational support to young musicians. To establish a named TCDA Scholarship requires an initial gift of $5,000 to begin the process of establishing an endowment.  There can be a three year period to raise the funds needed to establish the endowment.   TCDA will help publicize the effort by publishing the establishment of the scholarship in publications and on our website.  Family and friends establishing the named scholarship are also expected to help raise funds.  Establishing an endowed scholarship will leave a lasting legacy and a perpetual gift for generations to come.  For more information on creating a named scholarship, please e-mail Sharon Lutz at sharon@tcda.net or call the TCDA Office at 512-474-2801.

Named Scholarships

 

Jim & Glenda Casey Scholarship

The Texas Choral Directors Association annually awards scholarships to active TCDA members (three years of continuous active membership required) seeking assistance with higher education (graduate school or certification level workshops).
 

 


 


 

Jackie Cocke Scholarship

The Texas Choral Directors Association annually awards scholarships to Texas college or university undergraduate music education or church music majors with 60 credit hours and at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 system.

 

 


 



William Gorham Scholarship

The Texas Choral Directors Association annually awards scholarships to Texas college or university undergraduate music education or church music majors with 60 credit hours and at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 system.

 

 


 


 

Cloys Webb Scholarship

The Texas Choral Directors Association annually awards scholarships to Texas college or university undergraduate music education or church music majors with 60 credit hours and at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 system.

 



 


Named Endowed Scholarships

 

Donald L Bailey Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Donald Bailey and his wife, Karen, created TCDA's first endowed scholarship in 2013 to ensure TCDA could support music education at the Bachelor level and to ensure the profession of teaching music will continue for years to come.  Their generosity is greatly appreciated and has made a difference in the lives of the scholarship recipients that have gone on to become music educators.


 

 



James Edward (Jim) Matheny Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was also one of the first endowments created in 2013.  The Matheny family's desire to assist high school graduates pursue a college musical education is the goal.  This scholarship aims to assist freshman with their first year of college tuition and expenses, with a preference for those that graduated from Marshall HS in Marshall, TX or from A&M Consolidated HS in College Station, TX, both places where Jim Matheny taught and nurtured his choirs to achieve at the highest levels.

 

 

 



Mary Ann & Art Winden Endowed Scholarship

Through the generosity and foresight of Mr. and Mrs. Winden, the Mary Ann and Art Winden Endowed Scholarship was established in 2017. This is TCDA's most generous scholarship and provides tuition assistance to college students majoring in choral, vocal or church music.