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Honors and Awards

These awards and honors are presented each April at the Music Honors Convocation to outstanding continuing Hope College music students.

Clareyce Roseboom Memorial Scholarship in Organ
A fund contributed in memory of Miss Claryce Rozeboom, a member of the Class of 1953, provides a scholarship of one organ lesson per week for one year. This scholarship is awarded to a member of the junior or senior class who, in the opinion of the music faculty, best qualifies on the basis of talent and financial need.

Marie Blauwkamp Organ Scholarship
Marie Blauwkamp Organ Scholarship - A fund to provide assistance for deserving students of organ.  The successful recipient will demonstrate aptitude, potential and interest in the field of church music. Given by Marie and Adrian Blauwkamp.

Robert W. Cavanaugh Senior Music Award
A book and cash award to that music major in the senior class who, in the judgment of the music faculty, has demonstrated unusual interest and achievement, and has contributed significantly to the music program. Established in recognition of Robert W. Cavanaugh's contribution to the Department of Music of Hope College and his Christian commitment, by his family, former students, and friends.

Grace Marguerite Browning Scholarship in Voice
A prize of one voice lesson per week for one year awarded by the Music Department to the junior or senior who is a music major and has spent at least one year of resident study in the Music Department. The award is given to the junior or senior who, in the judgment of the Department, best qualifies on the basis of talent and potentialities.

Mabel Nienhuis Award in Applied Music
An award in applied music given to three music majors, who at the close of their freshman year receive the highest rating in their jury examiniations. One award each will be given in the areas of keyboard, voice, and instrumental music to be used for the applied music fees during the sophomore year.

Robert W. Cavanaugh Scholarship in Voice
An award given each year to the sophomore music student who, in the opinion of the music faculty, has proved most worthy in terms of his or her academic record and superior work in the study of voice. The scholarship provides private voice lessons during the student's junior year.

Roger Rietberg Chapel Choir Award
This award was created by members, alumni, and friends of the Hope College Choir to honor Roger Rietberg. The recipient must be of the senior class and have been a member of the choir for at least two years. The recipient must exemplify commitment and dedication, a love for the musical mission of the choir, and a spirit that has proved to be an example for the other members. He or she should carry an attitude of concern for all the members of the choir and should be looked at with respect as a leader and a friend.

Donald Weener Memorial Award
A fund to provide piano scholarships in the Department of Music for deserving students. Funded by friends and family in loving memory of Donald Weener.

Eleanor J. Palma Memorial Award
A fund to provide piano scholarships in the music department to students who are deserving on the basis of achievement and financial need. Funded by friends and family in loving memory of Eleanor J. Palma, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music.

Jean Palmer Music Award
A fund to provide piano awards in the Music Department to students who are deserving on the basis of talent, achievement and financial need. Funded by friends in loving memory of Jean A. Palmer, a friend of the Music Department.

Joyce Morrison Memorial Scholarship
The Joyce M. Morrison scholarship is presented annually to the most promising freshman vocalist who has expressed an intention to pursue a career in classical voice as determined by the chairperson of the voice division of the Department of Music.