Richard Beards Education Fund

The Richard Beards Education Fund is for graduating seniors furthering their education in the arts and music. The scholarships are awarded to seniors pursuing further education in the Arts (music, performance, architecture and fine arts).

Dr. Richard Beards was a founding member of the Oxford Arts Alliance, established in 2008. The Oxford Arts Alliance Board of Directors has renamed these scholarships to The Richard Beards Scholarship, continuing Richard’s legacy of education.

Awarded Students


Abbie McGregor and Katherine Peterson

Juliana Raika and Juliette Fleming


Rylynn Woods and Mikaela Hall


Donte DiFrancesco and Paige Blum


Hank Byerly and Matthew Terry

Dr. Richard Beards


Larry F. Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Presented by the West Grove-Avondale Rotary and the Oxford Arts Alliance


The Larry F. Thompson Scholarship Fund provides individual need-based scholarships to music students at the Oxford Arts Alliance Academy of Music.

Larry F. Thompson (1942-2020) was a beloved member of the West Grove-Avondale Rotary and a music student of the Oxford Arts Alliance. In Memorium, we honor Larry's life and the song he always had in his heart through passing the torch and passion for music onto the next generation. This scholarship ensures that no student in Oxford, PA, will be denied access to a musical education due to their inability to pay or afford an instrument.

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Larry F. Thompson