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MSO Scholarship Program

Bennett Rubin Memorial Scholarship Fund

The scholarship fund is available to students – grades 6 through 12 – seeking assistance with the cost of musical experiences such as private instruction and/or music camps/intensives.

Applications for the 2021 program are closed. Please check back here early 2022 for more information.


Please submit the following:

1. Application Form
2. Your Resume A one-page resume listing activities and awards received in and out of school.
3. Essay A brief description of why you would like to receive a scholarship and how the funds would be utilized (not to exceed 500 words).
4. Music Teacher Recommendation Form To be completed by your private or school music teacher.

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 a grant from the Hagerstown Rotary Club Contributions Committee and 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.

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.