L. Quinn-Rudolph Scholarship
The L. Quinn-Rudolph Scholarship was established in 1999 by Tom and Lea Marshall to support MSU Denver music students with outstanding potential. The scholarship is named after Ms. Marshall’s musical mentors. A scholarship application process will be held each year to select the scholarship winner(s).
The MSU Denver Foundation, based upon the amount of the endowment, determines the award amount and number of awards annually. Awards are one-time awards and are not automatically renewable; however, previous recipients are eligible to receive another award. Financial need is not a criterion for eligibility and applicants may not be eliminated from consideration because they have been awarded other forms of financial aid. There is no residency requirement for this scholarship. The eligibility criteria to apply for the scholarship competition are as follows:
Be a declared Music Major
Minimum 12 credit hours enrollment
Financial need though federal requirements need not be met
Strong interest and potential in the field of music (performance, teaching, etc.)
Students wishing to apply for Quinn-Rudolph scholarship must submit an application to MSU Denver Music Office by the advertised deadline. The application should include an essay addressing the applicant’s background and qualifications for receiving the scholarship, a description of the applicant’s career plans, and a statement specifically addressing the eligibility criteria listed above. Five copies of the application must be submitted by the deadline, all signed and dated by the applicant.
A committee appointed by the Chair of the MSU Denver Department of Music and the appropriate area coordinator will select scholarship recipient(s). Lea Marshall will be invited participate in the committee’s deliberations, but the final decision will be made by the committee. Based upon the application, as well as the committee’s knowledge of the applicant’s abilities, citizenship, and musical skills, the applicant(s) judged to have the greatest potential will be selected as winner(s). In the event that the committee determines that none of the applicants meet this criterion, no award will be made. All decisions made by the scholarship committee are final and cannot be appealed.