The Calvin Hicks Memorial Award for the Study of Music is a $500 scholarship to take music lessons, a class, a workshop, or a summer program at any accredited music school, whether or not in pursuit of a college degree, OR to take music lessons independently with a licensed instructor.

CRLS students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 are eligible. Requirements: a love of music, a commitment to learning, and current enrollment in the CPS free/reduced lunch program. Awardee may be at any level of music, from beginner to virtuoso. Awardee may study any instrument, voice, or music theory. 

One award is presented to one recipient each spring.

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Completed applications and all related documents are due April 3.

If you have any questions about the award or any problems with the application, please email

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Nikki, CRLS Class of 2021 recipient of the Calvin Hicks Award, now pursuing a degree at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge (pictured with accompaniment from FOCRLS’s mascot Friendly the Falcon)