Mary and Ike Eichenberger Music Scholarship

The Mary and Ike Eichenberger Music Scholarship encourages Ferguson-Florissant School District vocal music, string instrument, and band students to accomplish their post-high school educational goals in music. One or two awards will be made, depending on the strength of the applications submitted. Awards range from $500 to $1,000 and are renewable for up to three additional undergraduate years as long as eligibility requirements continue to be met.

McCluer High School, McCluer North High School or STEAM Academy at McCluer South-Berkley High School senior with significant music experience
Student must have completed junior year at one of the Ferguson-Florissant High Schools
Cumulative, weighted 2.5 GPA or higher
Plans to enroll in music education, music performance, audio production, or music studies at a 4-year college, university or conservatory

Letter of recommendation from your high school choir, orchestra or band director
Enrollment in a music education, music performance, or music studies major or program at a 4-year college, university or conservatory

Evaluation and Selection
Applicants will be evaluated on the information submitted by the applicant, in the letter of recommendation and the transcript of academic work. The rubric used to evaluate includes the following:
• Essay: up to 20 points—Well-crafted 200 word essay on your future music plans
• Activities: up to 20 points—Participation, leadership and awards in school or community vocal, string or band groups
• Recommendation: up to 10 points—strength of the recommendation from your high school choir, orchestra or band director

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please answer all questions that apply to you, even if they are not marked “required."

For information, contact these counselors:

  • McCluer High School: Maeghan Gunn –
  • McCluer North High School: Suzie Krisch –
  • STEAM Academy at McCluer South-Berkeley: Rayna Blackshear –

Applicants will be informed by mail about the status of their application by the third week in April. Award recipients will be honored at the McCluer North senior recognition assembly. Award checks will be mailed to the college in early August.

The Mary & Ike Eichenberger Music Scholarship program is administered by the St. Louis Community Foundation. As a component fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation, this program does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, gender, age, color, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability.

Ferguson-Florissant School District donors
$500 to $1,000, renewable
Supplemental Questions
  1. Student Number
  2. Weighted, cumulative GPA after 7 semesters of high school:
  3. To be considered for this scholarship, your Scholarship Central General Application MUST include your FALL transcript for the current academic year. The transcript should show your name, school, grades, and cumulative GPA. If you previously uploaded an earlier transcript, please upload a new transcript to your General Application and change your answer to the GPA question. If your college choice has changed, please update that on the General Application as well.
  4. Did you complete your junior year in the Ferguson-Florissant School District?
  5. ESSAY: Write a 200 word essay on your future music plans. Do not include your name in the essay. It is recommended that you type your essay on a computer, check your spelling and word count and save. Copy and paste your essay below.
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