In spring 2012, VanderCook Trustee John Armato established the Eddie and Patty Oyer Scholarship. Mr. Oyer was Armato’s percussion teacher and Armato established the scholarship to honor the powerful impact Mr. Oyer’s presence has had on his life. Working with Trustee Armato and the Oyers, we will invite continued support for the scholarship fund from family, friends, and colleagues. Trustee Armato’s decision to honor his friend, mentor, and teacher through this gift to the college is really wonderful and means so much to the entire VanderCook community. Awards will be made from the fund on an annual basis to undergraduates who exhibit financial need and who demonstrate exceptional versatility in their musical skills.