Brown music scholarships application period opens

Applications are now available for next year’s Brown Music Awards for Bartholomew County high school seniors.

The $3,500 scholarship winners are chosen during a music competition that will be held on February 11th at Columbus Indiana Philharmonic’s Helen Haddad Hall on Franklin Street., in Columbus

The awards are the Anna Newell Brown Award for Vocal Excellence and the Betty F. Brown Award for Instrumental Excellence. The scholarships aim to encourage formal vocal and music education for Bartholomew County students.

Robert N. Brown served as chairman of The Republic’s former parent company. He established the Betty F. Brown Awards in memory of his wife, Betty.

Robert and Betty Brown established the Anna Newell Brown Awards in 1985 to honor Mr. Brown’s mother.

Both competitions are administered by Heritage Fund – The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County.

Applications are due by December 9th. You can get more information or apply by looking for the scholarships link at