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 -
Julianna Raika and Juliette Fleming
Rylynn Woods and Mikaela Hall
Donte DiFrancesco and Paige Blum
Hank Byerly and Matthew Terry
Dr. Richard Beards
EMERGE Scholarship Fund
for Art and Music Education
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” - Albert Einstein
In the shadow of COVID-19, a growing number of our academy students and their families are finding themselves in a difficult financial situation due to so many workers being furloughed or out of work. Through the study of art and music, we can create healthy, thought-provoking, and expressive avenues in our diversifying community. Unfortunately, access to musical education in Oxford, PA is difficult to afford for many families. As the arts and culture leader in Oxford, we want to provide students with the opportunity to further their artistic or musical education regardless of their ability to pay.
Through the EMERGE Scholarship Fund, The Oxford Arts Alliance continues to establish a foundation for students to focus on what matters most, their creative and artistic drive.