Eligbility: The John W. Work, III Memorial Foundation Scholarship is intended to award one or more scholarships to undergraduate juniors, seniors or graduate students, especially African American, pursuing a degree in music at an accredited university, college or institute. The applicants must have a B average and demonstrate potential for excellence in music.
John W. Work was an inspiring teacher at Fisk University for 39 years, head of the Music Department for a number of years, director of the famous Jubilee Singers, and an internationally known composer and arranger. The John Work Foundation was established by the Nashville Chapter of The Links to honor his extraordinary contributions. In 2002, representatives of the Work Foundation turned to The Community Foundation to perpetuate the awarding of scholarships to worthy students of music and composition.