Annual Scholarship Luncheon


Max of Eastman Place
April, 19, 2018

International Honorary Chairpersons
Marilyn Horne
Luciano Pavarotti (d)
Leontyne Price
Shirley Verrett (d)

Honorary Chairperson, Founder Student Advisor
Tessa L. Martin (d)

William Warfield Scholarship Fund
Board of Directors 2017-2018

MacClurg Vivian

Vice President
Thomas Green

Larry Pough

Assistant Treasurer
Todd Gustafson

Rita P. Mitchell

Board of Directors
Kearstin Piper Brown
Katherine Ciesinski
Lolita Forsett
Paulette Gissendanner
Mary H. Harris
William Martin
Dorthea King-Simpson
Eric Townell
Ernesta Walker

Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE for our Annual Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Max’s of Eastman Place. We’ll soon have ticketingĀ informationĀ available on this site.

Thanks also to everyone who attended our Annual Awards Gala. It was a wonderful event!

About the Scholarship Fund

The William Warfield Scholarship Fund (WWSF) was formed in 1977 to provide financial assistance to talented and deserving African-American students of Voice attending the Eastman School of Music (alma mater of Dr. William Warfield). The Scholarship Fund encourages African-American students of modest means to apply. Over the past 35 years, former WWSF students have gone on to promising careers nationally and internationally as proud representatives of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, and the William Warfield Scholarship Fund.

Our Mission

The William Warfield Scholarship Fund is dedicated to:

  • *Providing financial means for African American students to attain success in the field of vocal music.
  • *Spreading the William Warfield success story, which demonstrates that those who pursue their education with commitment can succeed and achieve their goals.
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