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 are 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.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
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 in late September.
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.
Inez Bull in front of the stabbur, one of the miniature buildings at the original Ole Bull Museum.