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Application submissions being accepted for Ray Houser Scholarship

staunton-music-guildThe Staunton Music Guild recently announced the application process for the Ray Houser Scholarship is open for 2013. The scholarship fund was established in 2011 by the Staunton Music Guild in honor of Mr. Houser’s dedication to radio broadcasting, music, and his steadfast commitment towards helping others in his Shenandoah Valley community.

Ray Houser was a local icon, DJ, musician, entrepreneur, and radio personality. This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior from any school in Augusta County including the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro who plans to continue his/her education in the fields of broadcasting or music.

Applicants must:

·         Have a GPA equal to or higher than 3.0

·         Submit a 500 word essay on the following topic: How has music inspired you and what are your future plans in the music/broadcasting industry?

·         Include contact information, grade, and the school attended on the essay. Applications must be submitted not later than 5pm May 24, 2013. Electronic submissions should be sent to [email protected] and hard copy submissions to the attention of SMG, 16 West Beverly St., Staunton, VA 24401.

The Staunton Music Guild is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to support the performance and growth of music in the Staunton area through promotion, education and community outreach. Showcases, educational events and a variety of volunteer and promotional opportunities are planned throughout 2013. Visit for more information.



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