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Students Rock Foundation is a charitable corporation based in the Northern California SF Bay Area. We provide scholarships based on financial need for students wishing to participate in performing arts enrichment programs not officially associated with a school district. Students Rock Foundation enables students to explore, learn, and achieve, in a variety of programs such as music, choral, theatre or dance and more.

Students Rock Foundation was founded by a group of parents whose families' lives were enriched by their participation in music, dance, theatre and other performing arts classes in the SF Bay Area. Since participation in these activities can be expensive and out of the reach of many families, we realized how important it would be to provide opportunities for those without the monetary means to enroll in performing arts enrichment classes. By bringing social and economic diversity to these programs, all participating students and families are enriched.

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Students Rock Foundation proudly announces that our 3rd annual benefit, which was held at the Freight and Salvage Coffee House in Berkeley on Thursday, April 24, 2014 was once again a huge success. It allows us to continue doing what we do best: providing financial aid scholarships to deserving performing arts students of all ages.

We could not have exceeded our expectations without your attendance, the participation of such talented and selfless performers, the donations from friends, the tireless effort of our hard working interns and volunteers, and the donations from our thoughtful silent auction donors. A huge thanks to the Beadles family and to Macys for allowing us once again to take part in their matching grant program. Of course, thanks go to the Freight for hosting us again!

Our Thank you list includes:

Performers: Grammy Award winning song-writer Steve Seskin, the Kevin Beadles Band, Under the Radar and Ian Franklin & Infinite Frequency.

Silent Auction Donors: Danny Scher-Back Roads Productions/Cloud Moss -Cumulus Presents, BandWorks, Comal Restaurant, Eureka Restaurant, Five Restaurant/Hotel Shattuck, Gecko Gecko, The Clayton Family, The SF Giants & Matt Chisholm, The Oakland Athletics, Bunnie Quint, Slow restaurant, Extreme Pizza, Forrests Music, Guitar center, Music Works, Site for Sore Eyes, Laurie Lieber, Joanne Cannell and Starving Musicians.

Please contact us if you are interested in participating in our next benefit as either a performer, volunteer or silent auction donor. It takes a village, so we hope to see you in 2015.

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Scholarships are based on financial need. Students must submit a completed scholarship application which demonstrates an economic disadvantage, shows participation in an approved program and explains why the activity is important to them and their personal development. Scholarships of up to four hundred dollars ($400) but no more than 90% of program fees will be awarded to approved applicants on a first-come, first-served basis as available funding permits.

Students of the following enrichment programs may apply for scholarships:

Download Scholarship Application

Please submit completed scholarship applications as early as possible but at least 15 business days prior to the first class meeting.

Currently, eligible students may receive one scholarship award every 12 months.

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Jeanne Schuman, President
Stephen Clayton, Vice-President
Bruce Grimes, Vice-President
Pam Offner, Treasurer
Rita Shaby, Secretary

We look forward to seeing everyone at our next fundraiser!

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Students Rock Foundation
PO Box 756
Berkeley, CA 94701-0756
Fax: 510-524-1016

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