Martha Metzger Fine Arts Scholarship

Martha Metzger Fine Arts Scholarship

Martha Metzger Fine Arts Scholarship

This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Martha Metzger who was a very talented Hollister resident. Prior to residing in San Benito County, Martha had experienced many successful music appearances such as a lead singer in her own band, traveling with a USO tour in Vietnam, performances with a number of well-known bands, and recordings at the Herb Alpert recording studio. As a resident of Hollister, she continued to pursue her musical talents by singing locally at nonprofit events, church and she added songwriting and photography to her repertoire. She also had started to write a blog/book about her experiences in Vietnam. It is the purpose of this scholarship to encourage other gifted students to pursue their talents in areas touched by Martha.

A complete application includes the following:
-Scholarship Application
-3 letter of recommendation (one from a staff member who teaches in the area of the applicant's talent, one from another staff member, and one from a community member)
-Personal Statement (1 1/2-2 pages double spaced regarding aspirations for your future)
-Transcript (official or unofficial)-Activity Sheet

The Martha Metzger Fine Arts Scholarship is in honor of Martha Metzger. She wrote music and lyrics about experiences and friends in her life and frequently entertained at local events. Martha was a very skilled photographer as well. In spite of a number of hardships in her life, Martha was able to allow herself to be very expressive in her music and photography. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist recipients to pursue their creativity in the field of fine arts.