Festival extends deadline for Charley Packard Memorial Scholarship

By Reader Staff

The Festival at Sandpoint is extending the application deadline for the first ever Charley Packard Memorial Songwriting Scholarship.

Charley Packard at his home in 2015. Photo by Ben Olson.

Charley Packard at his home in 2015. Photo by Ben Olson.

The new deadline is Friday, June 30. This dedicated scholarship is open to all Bonner County 2017 high school graduating seniors. Criteria is not based on need, nor grades, but solely on the creation and performance of an original song.

The written application, which includes the lyrics for an original song, is due June 30 and will be followed by a private, live audition which will be scheduled in the month of July. The winner will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship as well as an invitation to perform the original song at a Festival at Sandpoint concert honoring Charley Packard on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

Applications are currently available at all Bonner County public high schools including Sandpoint High School, Forrest Bird Charter School, Lake Pend Oreille High School, Priest River Lamana High and Clark Fork High School. Private and home schooled students are also encouraged to apply. The application can also be found online at  www.festivalatsandpoint.com and at The Festival Office at 525 Pine Street in downtown Sandpoint.

The Festival welcomes tax deductible contributions to the Charley Packard Memorial Scholarship Fund which was established by family and friends to memorialize singer songwriter Charley Packard and to perpetuate his lifelong mentorship of young singer-songwriters. Donations can be made online, at the Festival Office or sent to FAS Attn: Charley’s Scholarship Fund, PO Box 695, Sandpoint, ID 83864.

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