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MSO Scholarship Program

Bennett Rubin Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Bennett Rubin Memorial Scholarship Fund is available to students – grades 6 through 12 – seeking assistance with the cost of summer musical experiences. The selected student(s) will receive an award of up to $500 to assist with the cost of summer musical experiences such as private instruction and/or music camps and intensives.

The MSO Education committee will review the eligibility of each applicant and determine recipients based upon the MSO Education requirements set forth. The Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s Bennett Rubin Memorial Scholarship Fund is made possible through contributions invested in Loving Memory of Mr. Bennett S. Rubin, a Past-President of the MSO Board of Directors, by his late wife Mrs. Geraldine Rubin and by The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Guild.

Dates and Deadlines

2024 application materials are due by Friday, May 10, 2024

Applicants will be notified no later than June 3, 2024

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted electronically. Applicants are required to have a recommendation from a school and/or private music teacher. The recommendation form is also provided below. 

Scholarship funds are paid directly to the camp, program, activity, and/or private instructor. Please provide accurate information on the scholarship application so that the check can be mailed to the appropriate individual or organization.



Scholarship awards are subject to the availability of funds in the MSO Music Scholarship Fund. The MSO Education committee does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, color, national or ethnic origin, or physical disability in its awarding of this scholarship.