Scholarship Endowed in Less Than a Year

The Clay Dawson Choral Scholarship has reached the $10,000 minimum amount required to endow a scholarship at Truman.

The scholarship fund was created as a tribute to Clay Dawson. He served as the director of choral activities and as chairman of the voice faculty from 1965 until 1991, when he retired.

The scholarship will be awarded to a member of Cantoria who has demonstrated strong leadership in the ensemble and shown dedication to the choir through a positive attitude, rehearsal discipline and service. Dawson, who is now retired, worked for the University from 1965-1991. While at Truman, he organized and administered the first Missouri All-State Collegiate Choir. He also was co-chairman of Missouri’s first American Choral Directors Association convention.

Special thanks to the scholarship appeal committee members: Dean Carroll (‘81), Roger Cody, Arthur Freeland (‘78), John “Vic” Grice (‘72)(‘73), Mark Jennings, Dave Kerr (‘85), Miriam (Haag) Koehne (‘86), Dan O’Donnell (‘76)(‘85)(‘87), Edwin Phelps (‘68)(‘70), Scott Piper (‘93), Jody (Kessel) Pontious (‘88)(‘92), Robert Pontious (‘89)(‘92) and W. Allin Sorenson (‘83)(‘85).

For more information or to make a gift to this honorary scholarship, contact Jamie Hansen at 785.4124. For more information about establishing a scholarship, visit the Web site at
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