Applications due: Sam Pitcher Music Scholarship
Awards starting at $500 will be provided to a Ketchikan youth(s) in grades 7 - 12 for use at a summer music program. This is a merit based scholarship. Awards will be paid directly to the program in the name of the applicant. Awards will be based on the applicant’s musical ability, goals, and motivation. It is the applicant’s responsibility to research programs and provide requested information to the selection committee.
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Seming “Sam” Pitcher, a gifted young man who was active in the various music programs available in Ketchikan. Sam loved all kinds of music. He especially enjoyed playing and listening to music with his friends. Sam played the trumpet, flugel horn and electric guitar with the McPherson Jazz Bands, the rock group “The Rubber Band,” and the KHS Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. He had the opportunity to attend both the Sitka Fine Arts Camp and Interlochen Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. The experiences gained while participating in these camps were very significant for Sam. The goal of the Sam Pitcher Music Scholarship is to help give other young musicians the opportunity to expand their music horizons by attending similar summer music programs.