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Abigail Coleman

2024 Recipient

Richard Nickerson Scholarship

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The Richard Nickerson Scholarship Fund was started in the spring of 1997 by parents of Windham Chamber Singers. The scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior who plans to pursue choral music as part of his or her college experience.

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Scholarship Criteria

Awarded to Graduating Senior
Amount: $1,000


  • Must be currently involved in a Windham High School Choral program.  

  • Must be planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college program with choral music as part of their course of studies or extra-curricular activities. 


See WHS Student Services office for additional criteria, information and application.

Deadline:  May 20, 2024 by end of day

Applications due in Student Services Office


How to Apply

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one or more graduating Windham High School student(s) fulfilling the following criteria:


  • The student must file a complete application with the Richard Nickerson Scholarship Committee. See button above to apply directly from this site.

  • The student must be currently involved in a Windham High School choral program.

  • The student must be planning to attend a two or four year college program with choral music as part of their course of studies or extra-curricular activities.

  • Once awarded, the recipient must complete a minimum of three college courses with a passing grade. The recipient must supply proof of course completion and proof of choral involvement in college to the Student Services office before payment of the scholarship.


A complete application will consist of:


  • 300-500 Word Essay that describes the influence that music has had on your life and what role it will play in your future citing specific choral experiences.

  • A listing of academic music courses and credits as well as extra-curricular musical endeavors and achievements (both school and non-school, ex: music camp, WCS, pep band, musical theater, etc.)

  • Name of college/university attending and musical activity intended


The awarding of the Richard Nickerson Scholarship will be based on merit, not financial need. The RNS Selection Committee will use the attached rubric to evaluate the applications and determine the winner.


Completed applications must be submitted to:

WHS Student Services Office

No later than May 19, 2024 at 2 pm

Concert Performers

The Richard Nickerson Scholarship Concert is held on the first Saturday following New Year's Day each year.  If you are an alumni of the choral program at Windham High School you are eligible to perform at this event.  Contact the committee to volunteer.

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