Tony Horton Memorial Scholarship

Anthony Joseph Horton was born May 25th, 1985 in Tucson, Arizona. The son of a career Air Force fighter pilot, he lived and travelled all over the world. As a child he spoke both German and Spanish, but forgot most of them as he grew. He loved basketball and music. By six years old he was singing with the family, and picking out his own harmonies by ten. It was late in his Freshman year that he began singing with the Chugiak choir, but once he did it became his focus. He planned to major in Vocal Performance, and eventually to perform professionally. Cancer slowed his progress, but not his dream. Tony passed away peacefully at the age of twenty, after nearly three years battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

 

 

The Tony Horton Memorial Scholarship fund was established to help other young men carry on Tony’s dream of being a professional singer.

Individual scholarships are available for:

·         College tuition in  music major or pre-major programs

·         Registration for music workshops, schools, or conventions

·         Society, District, or Chapter membership dues in the Barbershop Harmony Society

Recipients of individual awards must be Alaska residents ages 25 and below.

To apply, fill out the online application or send an email to [email protected] with your name, address, birthdate and contact information.  Provide a written essay of no more than 500 words describing your musical background, goals for the next 5 years, and how a scholarship from the Tony Memorial Scholarship Fund will help you achieve those goals.  Also include the eligible activity listed above for which you are seeking scholarship assistance.  

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