Diane Cecala Memorial Scholarship Program 

Each year, the Hickory Tree Chorus awards a $1000 Scholarship to a high school senior girl with good academic records and exceptional talent in vocal music.  Students should be planning to pursue music at a college or university in some capacity.  Applicants must submit an application and audio or video performance which should include at least two vocal performances that demonstrate her particular talent.  CD’s may include accompaniment, as needed.  Music Educators please encourage your students who have exceptional talent to apply.  Applications will be sent to high school guidance departments in more than 50 communities in the New Jersey area.

The 2024 scholarship application due date (May 10, 2024) has passed. Check back in February for the 2025 scholarship!

Diane Cecala was a beloved member of the Hickory Tree Chorus for more than thirty years.  On her passing in 2019, she asked that donations be made in her honor to the chorus.  These funds from family and friends are being used exclusively to help fund our scholarship program.

To help us continue growing this fund, please consider making a donation.

OR Checks made out to Hickory Tree Chorus can be mailed to:

Cass Cochrane, Finance Coordinator
Hickory Tree Chorus
108 E Cliff Rd
Colonia, NJ 07067

Please note Scholarship on your check.

Recent news

August 1, 2022 - 1:03pm
We were lucky enough to be entertained by our 2022 Scholarship Winner, Katie Nieto, from Kinnelon High School... more
May 22, 2022 - 10:42pm
We are so thrilled for our 2021 Scholarship Winner, Sarah Lepre!  She had the opportunity to be in a pre-... more
September 14, 2021 - 8:45pm
We had the pleasure of working with the Maplewood Glee Club and the Morris Music Men to create an amazing... more

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