Ian's Legacy Summer Scholarship
Ian’s Legacy offers scholarships to students entering kindergarten thru 12th grade to attend camps, take classes or lessons for music or in the creative arts during the summer months. The scholarship amounts and number of awards granted will vary depending on the cost of the camps, classes or lessons and the number of applicants each year.

The Ian's Legacy Summer Scholarship was established in 2019 in loving memory of Ian Minnick. Ian was a 2015 graduate of Riverside High School and attended Kent State University studying Digital Media Production, focusing on sound.

Ian was a percussionist in the Symphonic Band, the Percussion and Squad Leader on snare drum in the Riverside Regiment, in the pep band, and the pit band for various musicals. Ian was the recipient of the Regiment Best in Class and Best Male Musician as voted on by the Regiment for multiple years. Ian was also the recipient of the John Phillips Sousa Award and the U.S. Marines' "Semper Fidelis" Award for Musical Excellence his senior year. His high school senior project was to perform and record each drum cadence for future Regiment Drumlines to hear and learn.

Outside of school, Ian took voice, guitar, piano and percussion lessons and participated in the Riverside Community Talent Show and Pfabe’s Rock School for many years. For multiple years, Ian attended a Recording Camp at Bowling Green State University’s Summer Music Institute. While a high school student and as a student at Kent State University, he participated in various movies by acting, filming and as a sound technician.

Ian was the guitarist in Chil, an alternative rock band based in Stow, for nine years. He collaborated with his band writing music and lyrics, recording music videos, designing logos and maintaining their online presence. They recorded many original songs and ultimately recorded their last EP with Ian at the historical Motor Museum in Liverpool, England.

Ian had been a 6th grade camp counselor and a high school band ambassador for middle school students. Ian taught guitar and percussion to many Riverside students and returned to Band Camp each year to help teach the drum line. By being involved with younger students in these ways, he has had a lasting impact even after graduating from Riverside. These scholarships are to continue Ian’s Legacy by inspiring others to follow their passions and express themselves in the creative arts.

Scholarship Applicants:

✓ Applicants must be a student entering kindergarten through 12th grade.
✓ Applicants may attend local or out of the area camps, take classes or lessons for music or any creative arts medium, including but not limited to instrumental, vocal, dance, drama, filmography, photography, drawing or other digital media art.
✓ Lessons or classes may be from private individuals, at colleges or universities or at local businesses.
✓ Applicant must provide the application or documentation from the instructor detailing the activities, including cost and frequency of class or lesson.
✓ Applications must be submitted online by a parent or guardian.

Award Recipients:

✓ Scholarship payments are made directly to the institution, camp, or teaching individual or to the parent or guardian upon proof of payment.
✓ Camps, classes and lessons cannot start before the last day of school and must be completed by the first day of the school year.
✓ If classes or lessons are ongoing, communication from the instructor must be made at the end of the classes or lessons to Ian’s Legacy reporting the number of times the recipient attended as scheduled.

Thank you for applying for an Ian's Legacy Summer Scholarship.


Please carefully read each question and answer fully. We cannot grant scholarships with incomplete information.
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Email *
This scholarship is given in loving memory of Ian Minnick.
Student's First Name *
Student's Last Name *
Parent or Guardian's Name *
Parent or Guardian's Phone Number *
Texting Permission *
Street Address, City, State, Zip Code *
School District the student attends (include city and state)
School the student attends and which grade he or she will be entering: *
Camp, class or lesson the student wishes to attend or take, including location, description and instructor name if known: *
Website of camp, store or company (if applicable):
Please list the camp, class or lesson you are applying for and detail the activity: *
Instructor name, facility, phone number and email address: *
Cost of each lesson, camp or class: *
Frequency and duration of camp, class or lesson: *
What does the student hope to achieve or have as a goal by participating in this activity? *
Will the student take this class regardless of scholarship award? (This answer is only used if the amount of requests the Foundation receives exceeds our Summer Scholarship budget.) *
Please be sure that all information requested is fully answered above. Thank you for applying and for your interest in exploring music and the arts! You will be notified by June 15th (or within one week if application is received after June 15th) if you have been awarded the scholarship.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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