Est. 2018 by Mary Tokarski.
In 2018, Mary Tokarski established the Mary & Frank Tokarski Musical Arts Fund managed by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven so that young people can “experience the enrichment and the joy that comes from making music.”
The Fund bears her husband’s name to honor the endless support he had for the music career of Mary Tokarski.
Beginning in July of 2021, the Fund will begin presenting one or more Scholarships and Grants to young musicians (up to the age of 26) seeking educational advancement and/or to improve their musical skills on the accordion through extra-curricular programs and events, and require financial help to do so.
North Haven High School students, American Accordionists’ Association (AAA) festival participants and students of AAA members can apply.
The deadline for applications is May 15th, 2021, and one (or more) awards of varying amounts will be announced at the July AAA Festival event – whether in person or virtual.
The Mary & Frank Tokarski Musical Arts Fund will award scholarships based on financial need and academic achievement to young musicians who are currently enrolled or have applied for admission to a degree program of an accredited college or university, with the required curriculum leading to a bachelor’s or associate’s degree in music, preferably with the accordion as a major instrument.
Special consideration will be given to those who plan to use the accordion as an integral part of their career plans.
Application forms and all required paperwork should be posted or emailed to:
Applications and Information: Mary & Frank Tokarski Musical Arts Fund
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