Kerdyk Family Trust Music Scholarship

Scholarship Application

Applications are due Monday, March 9, 2020

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About the Kerdyk Family Trust Music Scholarship

This scholarship is given annually to the graduating senior who has shown an interest in music during his/her high school years. Overall academic success, a love for music and an intention to study music are factors in the evaluation process.

Named after long-serving Coral Gables Commissioner William H. Kerdyk, Sr. and continued by his family today, this scholarship fund was established at the Coral Gables Community Foundation and applicants should be honored for consideration of this award. Bill Kerdyk, Sr. had a love of music that he shared with his own children and established this scholarship fund to help students who also possess a love of music.

Scholarship Criteria
1. Applicant must intend to study music in college.
2. Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
3. Coral Gables resident or attends high school in Coral Gables

Value of Scholarship varies typically from $1,000 to $2,000.

Application Requirements

  • Application
  • Sample of musical talent in video format (professional videos not necessary; video taken with a cell phone is acceptable)
  • Official Transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Letter of Recommendation by music teacher
  • Where have you applied to college?
  • Résumé of School/Community Activities
  • Personal Typed Statement explaining Financial Need
  • Complete the following in a 200-500 word essay: Describe what music means to you and how it impacts your life.