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Donors make two new piano scholarships available at Blinn College

Two-year scholarships available for music majors with an interest in piano

December 19, 2014

The Blinn College Foundation and the Division of Visual & Performing Arts have established two new scholarships for music majors interested in studying piano.

John Roberts of San Antonio and Kenneth Crockett Long of Dallas donated the funds for the scholarships, each of which last two years. One awards the recipient $1,500 per semester and the other is $500 per semester.

“We are very proud of our students’ accomplishments and look forward to recruiting some of the best students in these fields,” said Dr. Marcelo Bussiki, dean of Visual & Performing Arts. “One of the division’s priorities is to increase recruiting, and scholarships are a major portion of the recruiting process.”

To be eligible for the scholarships, students must have a 2.0 grade-point average, study piano and demonstrate need of financial assistance. Scholarship recipients will accompany some College performances.

Blinn offers a variety of scholarships, including more than 220 endowed scholarships; T-STEM scholarships for high-achieving, full-time students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math; valedictorian and salutatorian scholarships; Hallstein-Board of Trustees scholarships for students in the top 5 percent of their Texas high school graduating class; University Interscholastic League scholarships, fine arts scholarships and exemplary scholarships for Brenham campus students who graduated high school with at least a 3.0 grade-point average and take a minimum of 12 credit hours. For more information on Blinn scholarships, visit:

The Blinn Foundation encourages donors to establish scholarships that can be distributed during the same semester. Donations of any amount are accepted at the Foundation.

The Department of Music consistently places more students in the Texas Community College All-State Band than any other community college. Many Blinn students also participate in the Texas Community College All-State Choir and Jazz Ensembles. For more information on the Department of Music, visit:

More than 4,000 students are enrolled in Blinn’s Division of Visual & Performing Arts, which offers programs in architecture, arts, communication studies, music and theatre.

Registration is open for Blinn’s Spring semester through Jan. 19, with classes beginning Jan. 20. For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit:

About Blinn College
Founded in 1883, Blinn is a comprehensive community college committed to educational excellence and to individual and community enhancement. With an enrollment of 19,317 students, Blinn ranks among the nation’s leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for its affordable educational excellence.

As part of its commitment to student success, Blinn is implementing a Quality Enhancement Plan titled “Destination Success: First-Year Focus,” which utilizes learning communities to support first-year college students.

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