Purpose of Scholarship
The Grand Master Fiddler Championship Inc. has established the Matthew Thomas Lin Memorial Scholarship to honor the memory of Matthew Lin. Matthew, the 2014 Grand Master Youth Fiddle Champion was extremely bright, ambitious, and compassionate. He was an accomplished musician and athlete with a passion for community service. Having earned his Eagle Scout Rank, he continued as an Assistant Scoutmaster for BSA Troop 41. Matthew also served his community as a volunteer mentor for aspiring young musicians. At the University of Kentucky, Matthew continued his service and leadership as a Peer Mentor in the Engineering Living Learning Program, a Peer Instructor, and a K Crew Leader.
Matthew’s genuine interest in others and his sincere desire to see everyone succeed resulted in countless friends from all walks of life. Throughout his life, Matthew valued excellence, integrity, good citizenship, and education. With this in mind, it is our intention that the Matthew Thomas Lin Memorial Scholarship will offer exceptional students and musicians who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others, a strong work ethic, active leadership, and financial need the opportunity to continue their musical and academic pursuits.
This scholarship program is awarded without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.
General Information and Eligibility
Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating one of more of the following:
Note: Special attention will be given to first-time applicants.
Please download the Information sheet for further details.
The 2023 Grand Master Fiddler Championship moves this year to McAfee Concert Hall, on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville, on September 2nd and 3rd (Labor Day Weekend). Visit this website often for updates.