Vanderburgh Community Foundation accepting applications for the Dorothy Rapp Music Scholarship

The Vanderburgh Community Foundation has extended the deadline for applications for the Dorothy Rapp Music Scholarship. Applications are now due April 30, 2019.

The Dorothy Rapp Music Scholarship was created by the First Baptist Church of Evansville in honor of Robert and Dorothy Rapp to assist young people with their pursuit of education or development of music skills consistent with Christian principles. Robert Rapp served as the Director of Choral Music at the University of Evansville from 1956 through 1985. He also served as the Choral Director for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and was a Minister of Music at the First Baptist Church. Dorothy Rapp, a classically trained soprano soloist, along with her husband and daughter, introduced a wide repertoire of sacred vocal music to Evansville audiences. 

Active members of any Baptist church in Evansville, Indiana who meet the eligibility requirements are welcome to apply. Applicants must plan to pursue education or development of music skills consistent with Christian principles and lifestyle for the furtherance of church music. Past recipients may reapply; however, renewal awards are not guaranteed.

The scholarship application should be submitted online and can be accessed through the Vanderburgh Community Foundation website,

For questions, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.422.1245 or by email,

About the Vanderburgh Community Foundation

The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is one of 9 county affiliates of the Community Foundation Alliance. The Alliance holds more than 1,200 named funds established by individuals, families, businesses, civic groups, and agencies to improve the quality of life in their local communities, with charitable assets nearing $100 million. During the last fiscal year, grants and scholarships awarded from all Alliance funds to benefit the programs, projects, and people in the 9 affiliate counties totaled nearly $2,366,000. The Alliance provides each affiliate with management, administrative, and development expertise and services, so every local Foundation can focus on promoting philanthropy, building endowment, and making a difference in their community.