R. Gordon Hinners/Alan Berg Scholarship

Scholarship applications are due by 11:59 pm on Monday, March 1, 2022.  See application posted below.

Daniela DeLaCruz (l) and Grace Bishop (r) were each presented  the St. Charles Singers R. Gordon HInners/Alan Berg Scholarship Award for 2021 by Kay Kendall, SCS Executive Director.

Meet our 2021 Scholarship Recipients:

Grace Bishop, St. Charles East senior, will study Music Education & Voice Performance. In her own words: “Through music, I have seen first-hand the joy that music can bring to others. I have learned about the power of collaboration, how to develop a strong work ethic, and how to be more self-confident. I owe much of my personal growth to the music education in my life, and I hope to pay these gifts forward as an educator.”

Daniela DeLaCruz, Oswego East , plans to attend either Millikin University or Illinois State University studying Vocal Music Education. In her own words: “I want to be the teacher that is not only good at what she does, but one that students can look up to and that inspires others to do what they love and encourage them as much as I can. “

APPLY by 11:59 pm on MARCH 1, 2022:

St. Charles Singers is pleased to offer two scholarships of $1000 each from the R. Gordon Hinners and Alan Berg Funds. These are available to graduating high school seniors from Fox Valley, West Suburban and Chicago area high schools, and alumni from the Sing! Workshop for Teens.

Any student who is planning to participate in choral music throughout the student’s college experience is encouraged to apply.  Applicants need not be music majors .  A strong desire to further one’s choral experience in college is the basic requirement for application. 

All scholarship applicants will be notified once the decisions have been made, no later than April 15The scholarships will be presented at the evening concert for the Sing! Workshop in July of 2021.  Winners do not need to be present.

These scholarships are an important mission of St. Charles Singers.  The ensemble has greatly benefited from having many choral scholars active over the years in the ensemble’s music making.  St. Charles Singers is also committed to the community in which many of its performances take place and where it is financially supported.  The choir wishes to give back to the greater community in which we serve and when possible, share our love and passion for choral music.