Portsmouth High School Music Scholarships
The Portsmouth High School Boosters award a number of scholarships each year to graduating seniors involved in the music program. The maximum amount for each scholarship will be determined by the PHS Music Boosters for each award each year.
Scholarship candidates must be an active participant in the music program at PHS. Examples of other activities that will be taken into consideration include the following:
Attending all scheduled band and/or chorus events
Contributions to other vocal or instrumental ensembles.
Voluntary contributions to the band or chorus and/or the respective director. (For example: band or chorus student representatives, participation in booster meetings, fund raising activities, music library coordination, band and chorus uniform responsibilities.)
Voluntary participation in external competitions or programs (For example: All State Band or Chorus, solo festival, school musicals, music camp) in addition to scheduled PHS Band/Chorus competitions.
Participation in community music activities.
Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship
The Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who plans to major in a field in the Fine Arts in college
Raymond W. Ainsworth Scholarship for Band Students
This scholarship is traditionally awarded to a graduating senior who is a member of the band. In awarding the scholarship, first preference will be given to students who plan to major in music in college. Second preference will be given to students who plan to minor in music, or continue to participate in music activities while in college.
Scholarship for Chorus Students
This scholarship is traditionally awarded to a graduating senior who is a member of the chorus. In awarding the scholarship, first preference will be given to students who plan to major in music in college. Second preference will be given to students who plan to minor in music, or continue to participate in music activities while in colleg
Portsmouth High School Music Boosters Spirit Award
This is awarded to a student who is enthusiastic, dedicated and demonstrates a spirit to help in activities of the music program.
Excellence Through Example Connor Peckham Scholarship
This fund will benefit an individual who has been recognized by the Portsmouth Music Boosters for a commitment to serving others, has shown that music has no limitation, and a drive that shows with determination you can accomplish anything.