This memorial scholarship award is about growth, spirit, devotion and opportunity. Opportunity to expand the knowledge of the harpist's craft and to share that knowledge with others. Opportunities to make positive changes in the lives of others, whether they be an audience of one or of many. 

Scholarships are awarded in three categories:

  • General Training ($800 first place, $500 second place)

  • Harp Therapy ($500 first place, $300 second place))

  • Harp Camp attendee (full tuition including course registration and lunches))

These scholarships are offered to harpists with their pursuit of achieving a more advanced level of accomplishment in the field of performance and service to others. 

How to apply

Please complete the application which is located in our STORE. The fee to process the application is $10.00 for all applicants 18 years or older.When you click on our STORE, you push PURCHASE, you have the opportunity to see and complete the application before making the actual purchase of $10.00 with a credit card. In addition to the application found in our STORE, please know::

  • A recording of two selections of contrasting musical styles should be sent as an MP3 and emailed to our founder, Jo Pennington at mjopenn@gmail.com.  Another option is to create a CD and mail the CD and your contact information to:  JPG Harp Connections, 703 Courtney Lane, Chattanooga, TN 37415 . Please make sure that the format is compatible with copying to CD format for the judges to listen to.

  • Your performance will count 40% of your total score so please follow directions carefully.

  • A printed copy of the music is required for each selection you are playing. If the printed music is longer than 2 minutes, please mark the measures you are playing or only send that portion.The score may be sent hardcopy through USPS or pdf attachment.

  • The recordings must be limited in time to two minutes each, not to exceed a total of four minutes.

  • Previous winners are not eligible the next year for the same scholarship.

  • Printed materials and recorded music will not be returned.

  • Any omission of requirements will result in the rejection of the application.

There are no refunds once you complete the application and pay the application fee. The application form has all required fields. You complete the application online before you are asked to submit the application fee of $10.00.  Remember to click on STORE at the top of this page to complete the application.

 

2018 JPG HARP SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

GENERAL TRAINING:

FIRST PLACE: Renee Murphy, Bloomington, IN and Hannah Stater, Berea, OH

SECOND PLACE: Amelie Burkinshaw, Alberta, Canada and Bewthany Patton, Avon Park, FL

HARP THERAPY:

FIRST PLACE:Anita Cunningham, Stubenville, OH and Marilyn Bulger, Alberta Canada

SECOND PLACE: Jordon Turner, West Columbia, SC and Alaina Campbell, Cumming, GA

HARP CAMP: DEBORAH COUCH, GLENDALE, KY AND Linda Weaver, HARROGATE, TN

Double scholarships were awarded in 2018 because there were no applicants in 2017 so the JPG Board of Directors voted to increase the number of winners in 2018.

2016 JPG HARP SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

GENERAL CATEGORY:  

FIRST PLACE:  LYDIA WISEHEART, SALISBURY, IN

SECOND PLACE:  DEBORAH COUCH, GLENDALE, KY AND AMELIE BURKINSHAW, BRULE,         ALBERTA, CANADA

HARP THERAPY CATEGORY:

FIRST PLACE:  MARILYN BULGER, HINTON, ALBERTA, CANADA

SECOND PLACE:  Matthew Tutsky, Boise ID

 

2015 JPG Harp Scholarship Winners

The Board of Directors of the Jan Pennington Gray Harp Scholarship Fund, Inc. have selected the winners of the 2014 and 2015  Harp Scholarship competition. The five judges expressed their delight in the achievements of the applicants from the following states: VA, NH, OR, NY, GA, AL, TN, OH

  • General Education, 1st place: Olivia Johnson - Decatur, AL and Emily Cluff - Nauvoo, IL

  • General Education, 2nd place: Teresa Sheppard - Marietta, GA

  • General Education, 2nd place: Sara Brown - Dayton, TN

  • Harp Therapy (Practitioner, special category): Montiel Rosenthal - Cincinnati, OH

  • Harp Camp Scholarship: Savannah Landis - Manlius, NY

 

JPG Harp Medallion Award

This memorial award is given to harpists who demonstrate the qualities Jan fostered:

  • an interest in both harp activities and people

  • unselfish devotion to performance

  • a desire to ease the pain and suffering of fellow human beings

  • an interest in nature and all living things

  • to be the best they are capable of being.

This involves hard work, unselfishness, sensitivity, love and devotion. 

The JPG Harp Medallion Award is presented in the form of an engraved medallion accompanied by a certificate of award. Since 1999, there have been over 138 medallions awarded  to outstanding harpists who demonstrated a vital interest in harp activities.

This award is presented with the hope that it will promote and foster inspiring and dedicated harp performance. 

Recent Medallion Award Recipients

Frank Voltz

Angi Bemiss
Atlanta, GA

Beverly Inman-Ebel
Chattanooga, TN

Montiel Rosenthal
Cincinnaati, Ohio

Lorinda Jones
Rineyville, KY

Catherine Mullins
Savannah, GA

Jane Jolley 

Chattanooga, TN