The Famous Scholarship Committee, from Emory United Methodist Church, is looking to help students with musical talent and real financial need. We have been providing stipends to deserving students since 2008, in the name of our good friend, Judi Famous, who was a Harford County music teacher, musician and mentor, as well as music director at Emory United Methodist Church.

Please check back on this site around February, 2020 for the application and instructions, which you may download here. The application deadline and auditions will likely take place in May, 2020.

Attention Harford County teachers. Please invite your music students.

Explanation of the Famous Music Fund:

Judi Famous was an amazing music educator and professional oboist who worked in the Harford County Public School System for 30 years. Following her passing, after a battle with pancreatic cancer in 2005, a committee of members from Emory United Methodist Church in Street, MD was formed to carry out one of her final wishes – the establishment of a fund to be made available to music students from Harford County in need of financial assistance, for music lessons, or summer camp or an instrument purchase. To date we have given over $30,000.00 to deserving students. Most stipends are in the amount of $500.00.

Please consider a special student you teach that could benefit from private lessons, or a summer music camp, or a better instrument, but you know that money is an issue, and encourage them to apply for this opportunity. While musical talent is important, financial need is a large factor in determining who receives some money.

Please note. We are interested in helping students who are currently in grades 6 – 11. This is not meant to be a college scholarship

The application and explanation letter will become available on this webpage around February, 2020. When it does, please:
Print the application and explanation letter and give to your deserving students. You do not need to include this page – this is for the folks who don’t know about the scholarship.

Questions may be forwarded to Barbara Bair, .