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SCS announces MPulse Scholarship application dates

  Saginaw Choral Society announced that applications are now being accepted for the Glen Thomas Rideout Endowed Scholarship to the Vocal Arts program at the U-M summer MPulse Performing Arts Institute. This is a unique opportunity for high school students in the Great Lakes Bay Region to receive scholarship funds to participate in the program.

  The application is available on the U-M School of Music Theatre & Dance’s website under the Youth Programs tab.  

  Students must apply for admission online by the stated February 10 priority date. Applicants should request consideration for the Glen Thomas Rideout scholarship when applying. Instructions for scholarship opportunities can be found in the General Information link under Tuition, Fees & Scholarships.     

  MPulse Vocal Arts Institute takes place July 16-22, 2017, and is open to students completing grades 9-12 during the 2016-2017 school year.

  Students attending the Vocal Arts Institute participate in sessions combining choral ensemble singing, voice lessons, and music classes. Vocal Arts Institute offers energized and challenging experiences focused on both choral and solo vocal training. Small group voice lessons allow participants to study with UM voice faculty members and class offerings include ensemble rehearsals and theory/musicianship classes. As members of the Vocal Arts Institute Chorale, all students have an opportunity to rehearse and perform diverse and exciting SATB repertoire.

  The Vocal Arts Institute Chorale will perform on the final Saturday and student recitals allow participants to perform solo works throughout the week.

  Endowed funds for the Glen Thomas Rideout scholarship were donated by a Saginaw area couple whose philanthropic wishes were to honor of Dr. Rideout’s tenure as Artistic Director of the Choral Society and to enhance the Choral Society’s role in the arts community by helping deserving young people decide a path in life. 


Soybean Scholarship Available for 2017-2018 School Year

  Soybean dollars are available to help college students in the 2017-2018 school year. The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee’s (MSPC) mission statement is to manage checkoff resources to increase return on investment for Michigan soybean farmers while enhancing sustainable soybean production. MSPC believes that part of that investment needs to be with college students interested in a career in the soybean industry.

  MSPC is offering scholarships to students enrolled in Michigan State University’s (MSU) Crop and Soil Science (CSS) program. Scholarship applicants must be undergraduate full-time students (12 credit hours or more) in their junior or senior year and possess a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average based on a 4.0 scale. Interested students can apply for the MSPC scholarships through MSU's scholarship and grant department.

  MSPC is also offering a statewide scholarship for students attending other colleges or MSU students in a different program besides CSS, as long as they are going into an ag related field, their family pays into the soybean checkoff, and using the same criteria as the MSU scholarships.

  For the statewide scholarship application, visit

  “It is critical that the soybean industry in Michigan maintain a highly educated and motivated workforce. Students will provide expertise and innovative ideas that can be used on our farms and processing facilities to improve efficiency and productivity. Using checkoff funds to support and encourage students is an investment in our future,” stated Laurie Isley, MSPC director and farmer from Palmyra.

  Apply today as the deadline is February 21st.

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