• Music

Student Types

  • Current
  • Transfer

Class Levels

  • First Year
  • Graduate Student
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Sophomore

Resident Statuses

  • Colorado Resident
  • Non-Resident

Scholarship Type

  • Merit

Required GPA

Established in 1987, this endowed scholarship honors the memory of Walter Charles, cellist and conductor who led the National Repertory Orchestra for 18 years. The award is made possible by a contribution from the estate of his late wife, Virginia F. Charles.


1) Student studying conducting or cello in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance 2) Must be in 2 ensembles each semester to receive full award


Faculty, staff, alumni and friends recognize the importance of scholarships in encouraging students to aim for excellence. The generous gifts from individual members of these various groups allow us to provide financial support for students who have demonstrated superior achievements or skills, thereby encouraging their continued efforts and the overall atmosphere of vigorous research and creativity. The criteria for this scholarship are established at the college level, and a committee of faculty from various departments selects the recipient.