The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is honored to continue to offer the Geraldine Marshall Scholarship, awarding four North End children or teens under the age of 18 with a full-year scholarship for music lessons or to participate in one of NEMPAC’s artistic programs.
The Geraldine Marshall Scholarship Fund is entering its fifth year and continues to preserve the legacy of a woman who loved children and the arts.
The Scholarship was established by Geraldine’s son, Representative Aaron Michlewitz. Ms. Marshall, who passed away four years ago at the age of 68, was born in Dorchester in 1946, moved to the North End at the age of 21 and settled here for almost 50 years before her passing.
In speaking about the scholarship fund Michlewitz said, “I am extremely proud and honored of what we have accomplished in such a short time since my mother’s passing just 5 years ago. Helping children gain further access and appreciation for the arts is something she cherished. These scholarships continue to honor her ideals and I am very thankful to everyone who has made this a reality”
This past June, State Rep. Michlewitz hosted the 4th North End Cornhole Classic to support the fund. The event continues to generate much support from neighborhood businesses and community members who help us to continue offering youth music scholarships.
Students or parents of children or teens interested in applying for the Marshall Scholarship or any of NEMPAC’s other Needs-Based Scholarships (Open to residents of ANY neighborhood) should complete and submit an application available here, at www.nempacboston.org or by contacting 617-227-2270. Completed applications are due no later than Aug. 30. Award decisions will be made and notified by Sept. 13.
To make a donation to the fund, please visit www.nempacboston.org/donate.