The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) continues to offer the Geraldine Marshall Scholarship, and to preserve the legacy of a woman who loved children and the arts.
The Geraldine Marshall Scholarship Fund enters its third year of awarding North End children 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 was established by her son, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz. Marshall, who passed away two 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.
This past May, Rep. Michlewitz hosted the 2nd North End Corn-hole Classic to support the fund. Due to the overwhelming amount of support and the success of this favorite annual event, an additional two scholarships will be given out, totaling four full scholarships for the 2017-18 school year.
“My mother had a passion for the arts and for providing an opportunity for children to experience the arts. I want to thank NEMPAC and everyone who helped turn this dream of a scholarship fund in honor of my mother into a reality. Increasing our scholarships from 2 to 4 children this year is a direct result of everyone’s support.” said State Representative Michlewitz.
Students or parents of children interested in applying for the Marshall Scholarship should fill out the application available at www.nempacboston.org, or available by request at [email protected] and 617-227-2270. Completed applications are due no later than Monday, August 14, 2017. Award decisions will be made and notified by Monday, August 28, 2017.
The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community arts organization operating out of the heart of the North End and surrounding communities in Boston.
Founded in 2001, NEMPAC has enriched Boston’s North End Waterfront and local neighborhoods through the inspirational power of the arts. NEMPAC fosters creativity and elevates social culture in the community through quality programming and education accessible to all.