A $55 membership fee leads to a $10,000 scholarship; how's that for a return on investment? Congratulations to Kisma Jordan, winner of last year's A. Grace Lee Mims Vocal Scholarship and long time YAP Tracker member. Thank you to the Cleveland Foundation for sharing the details on our site.
"I usually search YAP Tracker every week or so for new posts," says Kisma, "and I was really excited to come across a great scholarship that was specifically for students invested in the preservation of the Negro Spiritual. It was very refreshing."
Watch Kisma's award-winning performance:
This scholarship win serves as a reminder to our members (and to us!) to continually seek out "niche" opportunities like this one. The requirements include geographic and repertoire restrictions that may exclude many singers from consideration, but if you do qualify, all the better!