Scholarships

The following scholarships are available to current Henry Ford II Instrumental Music students.

Lewis E. Dresch Memorial Music Scholarship

The Lewis E. Dresch Memorial Music Scholarship was established in May 1988 for deserving student musicians. At that time, the Dresch family provided a plaque for the Henry Ford II High School Band Room, with nameplates for winner names to be engraved annually. Scholarships are to be presented annually at either the Spring Banquet or Spring Concert.

Funding of the Scholarship – The Lewis E. Dresch Memorial Fund is funded annually through ticket donations from the Winter & Spring Concerts. The monies will be divided for (4) recipients, and the dollar amount will vary from year to year.

Scholarship-The Lewis E. Dresch Memorial Music Scholarship may be used for the following:

  • Any music camp, including Blue Lake, Interlochen, or Henry Ford II Marching Band Camp, or other approved camps
  • Private Lessons (with approved instructor)
  • Approved music related purchase (Instrument, supplies, music)

Eligibility -The Lewis E. Dresch Memorial Music Scholarship is open to any student who meets the following criteria:

  • Is enrolled in a music class at Henry Ford II High School
  • Participated in MSBOA Solo & Ensemble Festival
  • Has not won previously- Can only be awarded once in the 4 years enrolled at Henry Ford II H.S.
  • Audition with outside adjudicator. (HFII directors will not adjudicate so no preferential treatment is given or assumed) You must provide a copy of your music for the judge.

A scholarship will be awarded to one (1) Senior, Junior, Sophomore, and Freshmen at HFII. In the event that no one from a particular grade auditions, two (2) awards will be given to the grade that has the highest number of applicants. For example, if no Seniors audition & four (4) Sophomores audition, two (2) sophomores will be awarded a scholarship, with one (1) going to both a Junior and a Freshmen.

Winners will be determined by the audition. Audition date & time will be announced by the directors. Auditions will be first come, first serve.

 

Lillian Demas Music Scholarship

The Lillian Demas Music Scholarship was established in May 2003 to honor Henry Ford II High School Principal Lillian Demas, as a means of thanking her for her strong support of the Instrumental Music Program at Henry Ford II High School. The scholarship will be awarded at either the Spring Banquet or the Spring Concert.

Funding of the Scholarship – The Lillian Demas Music Scholarship is funded annually through ticket donations from the Pre-Festival Concert. The Henry Ford II High School Band Boosters will fund the balance for an annual award of $600 for one recipient per year. The Henry Ford II Band Boosters purchased the plaque, with winners’ names to be engraved annually.

Scholarship – The Lillian Demas Music Scholarship may be used for the following:

  • Any music camp, including Blue Lake, Interlochen, or Henry Ford II Marching Band Camp, or other approved camps
  • Private Lessons (with approved instructor)
  • Approved music related purchase (Instrument, supplies, music)

Eligibility – The Lillian Demas Music Scholarship is open to any student who meets the following criteria:

  • Is enrolled in a music class at Henry Ford II High School
  • Participated in MSBOA Solo & Ensemble Festival, including Chamber Ensemble
  • Participated in one of the following MSBOA Events:

* Band Festival, including Symphonic Band, Concert Band & Freshmen Band

* Jazz Band Festival

  • Audition with outside adjudicator. (HFII directors will not adjudicate so no preferential treatment is given or assumed) You must provide a copy of your music for the judge.
  • May win more than once, but in non-consecutive years. Ex. win as a Sophomore & as a Senior, not in Junior year.
  • Past Dresch Scholarship winners are eligible, however both awards cannot be received the same year

Winners will be determined by the audition. Audition date & time will be announced by the directors. Auditions will be first come, first serve.

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