Vision for the Future Scholarship Fund
The Vision for the Future Scholarship Fund was founded in summer 2015, a passionate vision for (then California ACDA) Past President, Lori Marie Rios. Ms. Rios wanted to leave a legacy after her leadership tenure that would provide CCDA members with increased opportunity for professional development, directly promoting lifelong learning. The first few years of the scholarship funded one award –the Dr. Charles C. Hirt Scholarship– and has now grown to seven awards annually, with opportunity for even more growth in the future.
Scholarship Funds are distributed via democratic application and review process within the Scholarship Committee. Funds will be awarded (as available) to members in good standing that provide substantial rationale of need regardless of current professional status. The Vision for the Future Scholarship Fund has been and will continue to be built over time by the good will and generosity of the members of CCDA.
The 2022-2023 application cycle has closed. Please check back here for information on the 2023-2024 awards.
Congratulations to our 2023 Award Recipients!
Choral Equity Scholarship: Juan-Jose Garcia
Summer Conference Scholarship: Bethany Encina, Erin Gray, Joe Murphy, Katharine Winkler
Dr. William Hall ECCO Scholarship: Heather Leppard, Michael Ortiz, Jennifer Phillips
with generous support from Mr. David Masone