Annual Scholarship Fund
In seeking to fulfill Birch Creek's educational mission, one of our highest priorities is building and maintaining a strong Financial Aid program through Scholarships. In 2011, more than $56,000 was awarded in scholarships to needy and worthy students annually, directly supporting 38.5% of the student body.
Unrestricted gifts in any amount are welcome.
A gift of $2,000 names an annual scholarship as the donor chooses; e.g., "The John Smith Foundation Scholar." Birch Creek makes every effort for the donor to meet and get acquainted with the recipient of their scholarship during the student's two weeks at Birch Creek.
Gifts in this category are designated by the donor for a specific instrument, session, geographical region, or school, and can be for any amount.
A student writes:
"Your contribution made it possible for me to be involved in a rigorous, yet a fun and wonderful experience. I am only 14 years old, but I am learning that donations such as yours are very important to the success of Birch Creek. Thank you very much for your support."
- Mei Lackey,
2007 Symphony Session bass student
(pictured in concert at Birch Creek with string bass faculty member Al Steiner)