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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 be applied to private instruction, music camp/summer intensive, or instrument repair.


Please submit the following:

1. A completed application form: CLICK HERE
2. A one-page resume listing activities and awards received in and out of school.
3. An essay describing why you would like to receive a scholarship and how the funds would be utilized. (not to exceed 500 words).
4. A copleted Music Teacher Recommendation Form: CLICK HERE

Scholarship applications are due by May 2, 2022. The selected applicant(s) will be notified no later than May 16, 2022.

To submit your application, please email Anna Lipowitz at or submit your application by postal mail to:

Maryland Symphony Orchestra
c/o Music Scholarship Fund
21 S Potomac Street, Second Fl
Hagerstown, MD 21740

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.