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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 (apply online by clicking on the red button above)

  • 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 experience.

  • 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

Completed applications must be submitted by May 19, 2024 at 2:00 PM



The scholarship winner selection committee uses a rubric

to assess each application received by the deadline.

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