Rennesha Annette Patterson’s life is nothing short of a beautiful melody. Born in San Francisco, California on September 18, 1986, Rennesha always had a passion for music—as a young girl she loved to sing and perform, whether at home in the living room or at her grandmother’s church in the choir. At the age of seven, Rennesha was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Despite undergoing chemotherapy and having a leg amputated, she always refused to put dis- in her ability. After earning her high school diploma, Rennesha moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue her dream of being a vocalist.
She began attending Musicians Institute in 2009 and during her time here, she touched many lives with her kindness, love, compassion, and a big smile that would light up any room. Many people never even knew she had cancer. Rennesha used her experience to reach out to others to inspire them. She never dwelled on the loss of her leg and always said ‘life is a gift; keep on going.’ Rennesha Annette Patterson departed this life on Friday, July 13, 2012 in Santa Monica, CA. She will be greatly missed and we honor her legacy with this award.
The scholarship details and criteria are as follows:
- Available to international students and US citizens.
- Scholarship applicants must have submitted a materially complete Application for Admissions by the scholarship application due date and must be entering for the program for the first time.
- May be applied to either Vocal Performance Certificate or Degree programs. (Encore program is not eligible.)
- The total scholarship amount will be divided by the total number of quarters in the particular program and credited toward each quarter’s tuition in equal amounts for as long as the student maintains a 3.5 GPA.
- Scholarships are non-transferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.
- Award recipients will be notified one to two weeks following the application due date.
Requirements & Checklist
- Scholarship Application.
- 1 page essay describing yourself and why you should be considered as a candidate for this Scholarship. You may include your musical back ground, aspirations or any other factors that you consider relevant.
- VHS or DVD video which must contain at a minimum: two (2) songs in two (2) different styles in an ensemble setting and one (1) a cappella piece.
For Programs Beginning: Spring 2014
Deadline is: February 28, 2014
Send your completed scholarship application form and accompanying documents to:
6752 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
For more information, please visit official website: www.mi.edu.
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Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.