- Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in music
- Demonstrates outstanding musical talent
- Maintains an in-major 3.0 GPA and overal 2.5 GPA
- Participate in the annual scholarship audition process
Berniece L. Echols was employed by Colorado State University for 26 years, and the University and students meant a great deal to her. One of the most important aspects of her life was her music. She began playing piano at a young age and by the fifth grade was the accompanist for the school choir.
Throughout her school years she played the piano for school choirs and sang in various groups. Throughout her life she accompanied and directed the choir at several churches. She also gave piano lessons and played piano for her children's school choirs. Perhaps most importantly, she left the legacy of the love of music to her three daughters.