May 1 is the deadline to apply for this year’s Anne Walker Scholarships for members of Local 802 and their children who are pursuing studies in music.
The scholarship honors a fiery advocate for musicians whose more than 30 years of work at 802 were cut short by a tragic automobile accident in 1996. At the time, Anne Walker was administrative assistant to the president, supervisor of the Music Prep Department and administrator of the Local 802 Sick Pay Fund. A membership meeting subsequently adopted a bylaw establishing the scholarship fund.
To be eligible, you must be a Local 802 member in good standing or the child of a member in good standing, and you must be currently a senior in high school who will attend an institution of higher learning to complete a degree in music or a related field OR any current student at an institution of higher learning who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in music or a related field.
Applications must be postmarked no later than May 1. The amount of the awards will depend upon the number of grants awarded. (Historically, each award has been in the range of $500 to $1,000.)
Click here for an application. For more information, contact the office of the recording vice president at (212) 245-4802, ext. 111.