The Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation (RPSF) announced that it has developed a need-based music scholarship open to students enrolled in Ridgefield School District (K-12). The scholarship is funded through a $15,000 donation made by a generous organization close to the family of Tanner Trosko.
An anonymous donor approached the Foundation interested in giving back to the students of Ridgefield in honor of Tanner Trosko. When the Foundation learned of Tanner’s love for music and involvement in the Ridgefield High School band, they began development of a grant that would benefit students interested in music. The scholarship will focus on supporting those students who lack the chance to receive music lessons due to financial barriers.
Elizabeth Flynn, grants committee member and Vice Chair for RPSF, said, “Any child who has an interest in music deserves the opportunity to nurture it to its full extent, and we are excited to be able to alleviate this financial barrier for families and students so they can reach their full musical potential.”
RPSF is grateful to be partnering with two local organizations, Opus School of Music and Ridgefield School District Community Education. These organizations will work with RPSF to provide lessons for students who are eligible for the Tanner Trosko Music scholarship.
Rob Melton of Opus School of Music said, “Opus is excited to participate in this scholarship program in honoring Tanner and his love of music. Here at Opus, we have been growing artistic spirits since 2006 and welcome Tanner's spirit into our school by giving the gift of music in his honor.”
Students enrolled in Ridgefield schools (K-12) interested in individual or group music lessons through one of the partner organizations can apply for the scholarship through the RPSF website http://www.ridgefieldpsf.org/tanner-trosko/. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis, and funds could cover one term of classes and instrument rental (if required) for up to a year of lessons.
Information about music lessons and classes available can be found at the Opus School of Music website http://opusschoolofmusic.com or at RSD Community Education http://spudderactivities.weebly.com/classes--registration.html.
To learn more about the Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation or apply for a scholarship through the Foundation, please go to www.ridgefieldpsf.org.
The Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation is a privately funded, non-profit organization, established in 2009. Our mission is to advance programs and activities that support whole student development for which public resources are insufficient or unavailable.