Texas Southern University is among four schools to benefit from a new innovative scholarship program, the Music Doing Good College-Bound Fund.
Two years in the making, Music Doing Good has made it possible for struggling students to complete two and four-year music degrees at the university and community college level. The program will send two students to each university — TSU, the University of Houston Moores School of Music and University of St. Thomas — to complete a four-year degree. Music Doing Good is granting $40,000 per student over the next four years.
Likewise, four students will have the opportunity to complete two-year associates degrees at Houston Community College in the Media Arts & Technology and Visual & Performing Arts Centers of Excellence. Music Doing Good will ensure that four music students receive $10,000 in scholarship funds to complete their degrees.
“With the rising cost of tuition, college is not an option for so many families now,” said Marie Bosarge, president and founder of Music Doing Good. It is heartbreaking to think that many talented young people will not make it to the stage or the classroom for lack of funding.
“It has been my dream to establish this kind of program…and now it is a reality. This program will enable students with limited means, but exceptional musical talent to pursue their dreams as professional musicians,” she said.
“I would like to express our sincere thanks to Ms. Bosarge and her organization, Music Doing Good, on behalf of the students, faculty and staff of Texas Southern University,” said TSU President Austin A. Lane.
“Our university has a rich tradition of producing iconic musical artists such as Kirk Whalum, Yolanda Adams, Horace Alexander Young, and the late Joe Sample, to name a few. These scholarships will serve as a catalyst in allowing recipients to develop into the next generation of musical greats hailing from TSU.”