Scholarships to high school seniors who plan to major in music have been a major focus of the Royal Oak Musical since 1953. Beginning in 1953 through 1973, money was raised through our March Fundraiser, card parties and rummage sales. During this time 38 students were awarded financial gifts totaling $8,825.
As part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration (1974), Past Presidents formed the Student Aid Fund to support the scholarship program. Since then, over $209,000 has been awarded to 307 students majoring in music. The Student Aid Fund (Scholarship) is a 501 (c)(3) Fund.
Each Spring, Royal Oak Musicale awards scholarships to talented high school seniors. Scholarship amounts begin at $1,000. Former winners who are pursuing their degree are eligible to receive a Renewal. Grace Brockett is Chair of the Scholarship Committee.
2021 scholarships for high school students who plan to major in music or a related field at the college level have peen cancelled due to the pandemic. We hope to resume in 2022.
2020 Scholarship Winners
Renewals were also given to 2 previous scholarship winners.
Susie Lee, Winner of the Royal Oak Musicale Award
Graduated from North Farmington High School, concertmaster of the school Symphony Orchestra and the Dearborn Youth Symphony. Suise won the Detroit Civic Youth Ensembles Concerto Competition, Rochester Symphony Competition, and the Dearborn Youth Symphony Competition. In 2017 she won first place for her composition in district and state in the Reflections contest.
She plans to attend the University of Michigan with a double major, primarily in violin Performance.
Tristan Wilson, Winner of Lillian C. Maschmeyer Memorial Scholarship
Graduated from Birmingham Roeper High School, principal violist of his high school orchestra and the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra, last summer co-principal violist of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra (Interlochen Arts Camp). Tristan plans to double major in viola and composition