Years supporting the Fund: 54

Applications are not accepted for these scholarships. Awards are determined by financial aid officers at each college and university and are awarded to students who meet the criteria listed below.

The Wenger Foundation, an independent, private foundation established by members of the Wenger family, is pleased to support the Minnesota Private College Fund with scholarships for music education majors.

"My late grandparents, Harry and Ruth Wenger, both began their careers in music education," says Wendy Wenger Dankey, director of the Wenger Foundation. "They shared a love for music and passion for excellence. We're supporting music education students who continue their proud legacy."
 
In the 1940s, Harry Wenger was the high school music director in Owatonna, Minn., and his enthusiasm and talent helped build an award-winning program. In his spare time, he tinkered with products that would improve music education. Early inventions included a conductor's baton, a snare drum practice pad and a sousaphone chair-which made this heavy instrument manageable for students of any size. Harry Wenger founded the Wenger Corporation in 1946 and the product line has continued to expand over the years. Today, Wenger Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer of innovative specialized equipment for music education and performance.

Eligibility criteria

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • From Minnesota (students from other states and international students are ineligible)
  • Junior or senior
  • Music Education majors attending MPCC member colleges and universities designated by the Wenger Foundation (2019-20 campuses are Augsburg University, Concordia College, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Olaf College and the University of St. Thomas)

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