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 a junior percussion player for the powerful impact Mr. Oyer’s presence has had on his life. 

Working with Trustee Armato and the Oyers, we invite continued support for the one-time $250 scholarship fund from family, friends, and colleagues. Trustee Armato’s decision to honor his friend, mentor, and teacher through this gift to the college 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. 

Nominations are made by faculty and staff members and are based on merit. This is a one-time award and is not renewable.


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