Don Barrows Memorial Scholarship
Applications & Submissions are due April 15, 2022

Don Barrows was the first director of the Federal Way Chorale. He died of brain cancer in May 2013. 


The Federal Way Chorale is offering, to locally based high school seniors, the opportunity to apply for the Don Barrows Memorial Scholarship. A $2,000 award will be granted to the winner.



Applicants must be a graduating high school senior from Federal Way or the surrounding area and planning a collegiate major or minor in vocal performance, musical theater or music education. 



Applicants must first complete the Scholarship Application.


Using the Submissions button, applicants must provide the following:

  1. A resume to include:​​​​

    • Choral music experience​

    • Solo experience

    • Private instruction - please include the name and contact information of your instructor

    • Honors, awards and activities

  2. A letter of recommendation from your music director

  3. A brief essay describing your plans to make vocal music a central part of your future

  4. A current .mp4 or other video recording of a solo vocal selection(s).


Applications must be submitted by April 15th  to be considered.

Applicants may be interviewed by the selection committee. Scholarship winners may be asked to attend a concert in the spring for the presentation of the award. Funds will be granted during the first academic year of attendance upon proof of acceptance to an accredited college or university.