Purpose:  A scholarship designed to continue the spirit, dedication, teaching and love of music in Jim Dorschner’s honor.

General Information:

This scholarship is for private lessons for a band instrument(s) musician based on enjoyment of performing, not financial need.  Scholarship request can be completed and submitted at any time and is good for twelve months from date awarded.  Reapplying for the scholarship is allowed after twelve months and if applicant still meets requirements.  Scholarships are available as long as there are funds in the scholarship account.

Requirements:

  1. A current and active musician in the Oshkosh Youth Symphony Inc program.
  2. Registration and fees are paid for the current season

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the application form (Click the link here, or find the documents in the "Form and Handbook" page)
  2. Submit a one page essay to Oshkosh Youth Symphony Inc.’s Board of Directors telling us how playing, performing and music helps you.
  3. Email to oysincmusic@gmail.com or mail to
OYS Inc.
Attn: Jim Dorschner Legacy Scholarship
PO Box 3093
Oshkosh, WI 54903

Redeeming Scholarship: 

  1. Submit your acceptance/approval letter to your private lessons instructor.
  2. Instructor provides lessons, up to $200, and submits invoice to OYS Inc. for payment.

Donors:

  1. Donations can be made out to Oshkosh Youth Symphony Inc.
  2. Note “Dorschner Legacy Scholarship” in the memo field
  3. Mail to
OYS Inc.
Attn: Jim Dorschner Legacy Scholarship
PO Box 3093
Oshkosh, WI 54903