​​​The Inez S. Bull Foundation

Since 2012, the Foundation has been providing scholarships to music majors in North Central Pennsylvania. Originally distributed through Mansfield State University Music Department, the scholarships will now be available to music majors in or from a 6 county area surrounding Galeton. The scholarships will be granted through the Elk County Community Foundation.

The INEZ STEWART BULL PIANO SCHOLARSHIP  is to benefit a student at university studying piano as a major. If a piano major is not in need, another music major may be selected.

The OLE BORNEMANN BULL SCHOLARSHIP,  named in honor of the Norwegian violin virtuoso. is to be used for a student majoring in violin or strings.


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The Foundation's MUSIC INSTRUCTION GRANT  is available for teachers, schools and community organizations in Potter, Tioga, Elk, McKean, Cameron and Clinton counties in Pennsylvania. The award is to be used for musical instruments, equipment or supplies. Information on how to apply will be available on our site in the fall,

Here Lynn Nicklas  (l.) presents a check from the Foundation to Mr. Ray Knight of Elk County Catholic Music Department and Sandy Florig ECCHS principal. Mr. Knight used the $3,900 grant to refurbish 3 marching baritones and one trombone.

The Foundation recently established The LYNN NICKLAS SCHOLARSHIPin honor of our former Board Chair, who passed away this spring.  A long time friend and colleague of Dr. Inez Bull,  Lynn has  served as Secretary, Co-Chair and Vice-Chair to the Foundation.  She was teacher and mentor to many in the St. Mary's PA, area.  She was a devoted patron of the arts.



 Our Matriarch, Dr. Inez S. Bull, became a music teacher later in life, passing her passion for music to thousands of young people both in schools where she taught and through private lessons she gave. These lessons were often free or at reduced rates for young people of promise, but of limited means. Annually the Foundation approves scholarships and grant awards to Galeton area music departments and nonprofit groups. 

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In October of 2013, we presented a collection of new musical instruments to the Music Department at The Galeton School in Galeton.

In December of 2012, the Foundation made a grant to the St. Marys Combined High School Bands, for the purchase of instruments and associated items to support the music program there which is coordinated by Mr. Ray Knight.

Inez Bull in front of  the stabbur, one of the miniature buildings at the original Ole Bull Museum.