MacDowell Scholarships

The MacDowell Music Club supports young musicians by providing scholarships for college. Stark County (and nearby Caroll and Tuscarawas) high school seniors planning to major in music are encouraged to apply for scholarships to help fund their studies.  Applications are available in January of each year, with auditions in June. For further information and application, please contact Mark Thewes, scholarship chairperson at


Our 2020 MacDowell Scholarship Winners


Nathan Snyder   Jim Lotze Scholarship, Piano    $2,500.00

Kaylee Bontrager    Gladys Lazarus Scholarship,   Violin    $2,500.00

Jake McQuaid   Jack Strang Scholarship,  Flute   $2,000.00

Elyssa Allen    Gladys Lazarus  Scholarship, Viola  $2,000.00

Elyse Enrique   Lela Cope Scholarship,  Flute   $1,000.00

Victoria Davis   Gladys Townsend Scholarship,  Clarinet    $500.00


Dillon Ryan  MacDowell Grant, Bass  $500.00



Bethany Haskell   MacDowell Grant, Tuba    $500.00


Mallory Harmon   MacDowell Grant   $500.00