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Ohio University Music Therapy Scholarship

Sam's Fans is honored to fund a scholarship for an incoming Freshman in Music Therapy at the Ohio University School of Music.
*Student depicted is not a Sam's Fans Scholarship recipient*
*Student depicted is not a Sam's Fans Scholarship recipient*

$10,000

The scholarship is set up as an endowment, with $2,500 being given to the scholarship recipients each year of a 4 year degree.

Scholarship matched!

OU found a matching party, which means two students will get the scholarship instead of just one!

Established in 1958, the Music Therapy program at Ohio University is one of the oldest programs in the United States, with a 60 year long tradition of producing exceptional music therapists who work worldwide.

Sam's Fans scholarship allows a student accepted to the Ohio University School of Music, an exemplary musician, added financial support to be a part of the program. The program allows for select students to study music therapy, work one-on-one with well known music therapy faculty and scholars and gain a U.S. certification to become a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC).

Point of Pride of Music Therapy at Ohio University

Established in 1958, the Music Therapy program at Ohio University is one of the oldest programs in the United States, with a 60 year long tradition of producing exceptional music therapists who work worldwide.

Housing the only graduate program (32 years old) in Music Therapy the state of Ohio, the program is well known for excellence in music and music therapy academic training and depth and breadth of clinical training.

Undergraduate students have opportunities to work with a variety of populations and select students are asked to be a part of an honor’s program where they get to choose an area of depth of focus either community engagement, research, or leadership at the undergraduate level.

Scholarship Recipients 2018

Marionna McMillon

Marionna McMillon, 18, will be attending Ohio University (OU) fall of 2018, participating in vocal arts. At OU she will major in Music therapy. Music has been Marionna’s’ passion since the age of 3. By her father being a pastor, she was given many opportunities to perform amongst the congregation. She was raised in Cleveland, Ohio in a family of seven. She has four older brothers whom also have strong music backgrounds. Music is the family’s passion. She has studied with Reginald Bowens, one of Cleveland’s greatest musicians, for 6 years. Anything one can learn about music Marionna has explored it. She performs frequently as a soloist and an ensemble vocalist. She has also participated in multiple music camps, and was involved in “Alive Inside”, a foundation that assist with elders struggling with Alzheimer’s. Marionna truly believes that music heals the soul and hopes to heal the world one note at a time.

Ellie Palmer

Ellie Palmer will be attending Ohio University in the fall of 2018. As a member of the OU class of 2022, she is majoring in music therapy with piano as her primary instrument. Ellie decided to pursue music therapy because she was inspired by her grandmothers, who were musicians. Her mom’s mother was a pianist and clarinetist, her dad’s mother was a church choir director for over 25 years. It was at the pianos in their houses that Ellie first showed interest in music when she was young. Years later, Ellie’s love of music grew, and both grandmothers were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Her family decided to do some research to learn more about the disease and, in doing so, found music therapy. Ellie was fascinated and decided to pursue music therapy. She has since read countless books, watched documentaries, and completed several research projects in school. She has also had the privilege of shadowing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio, as well as singing and playing the ukulele for children in the village she served on a mission trip to Guatemala. Ellie is so glad she’ll be able to use her love of music to help others one day.