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Janith Sheryl Rosemond Memorial Music Scholarship Fund
The scholarship was established in 1997 by Rosalie Rosemond to honor her daughter, Janith Sheryl Rosemond. A 1965 graduate of Eastmoor High School, Jan Rosemond went on to receive her RN from Howard University; BS in Elementary Education from Boston University, Boston; and her MA in Health Education from Columbia University’s Teacher’s College. Throughout her career, Jan held positions that included staff and surgical nurse, school nurse and teacher, and health consultant in Columbus, OH and New York, NY until 1980.

Ms. Rosemond’s other love was music. She was the head majorette for Howard University’s marching band, studied classical flute privately and at Capital University and at Harbor performing Arts Center and Dr. Billy Taylor’s Jazzmobile in New York City. She organized a National Endowment for the Arts, Jazz Study Apprenticeship Fellowship to study with master New York artist Frank Wess and from there went on to participate in many groups, including a sextet and a trip, featuring works of African-American origins, throughout the country. Janith passed away in 1997.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Candidates must be an African-American graduating high school senior from Ohio, or a previous recipient of the scholarship; preference will be given to graduates of Columbus City Schools.
  • Candidates must be pursuing the study of music at The Ohio State University.
Contact The OSU School of Music for current year deadline
Award Amount:
Minimum $500
Contact person for more information:
The OSU School of Music