Student Recognition Awards

We are excited to offer these awards to students in recognition of their efforts in academics, music, leadership and community service work.   

Named Scholars Program

Through the Named Scholars Program, Visible Music College seeks to recognize outstanding students for their academic, music, leadership and community service work.

Wilson Scholars
(Memphis Campus)

This award is established by the Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation, which honors the legacy of Dorothy and Kemmons Wilson, who founded the Holiday Inn hotel chain and were generous philanthropists. The Foundation recognizes the importance of education as the key to access all opportunities. The Wilson Scholars are chosen annually and are intended to be full-time students in the Bachelor’s degree program, Memphis campus.

2020-2021 Recipients:
Grant Payne
Jacob Stanifer
Karissa Walhof
Devin Westbrook

Grace Bosma Scholar
(Chicago Campus)

This award is established in January 2021 in loving memory of Grace Bosma, who loved music and shared that love with others by teaching piano and organ, and as the head organist at her church in Massachusetts for much of her life. The Grace Bosma Scholar is chosen annually and is intended for a student in the Bachelor’s degree program, Lansing campus.

2020-2021 Recipient:
Franco Uboldi

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Carter Threlkeld Commercial Brass Scholar
(Memphis Campus)

This award is established in 2021 by friends and admirers in honor of Rev. Carter Threlkeld, an important part of the Memphis music scene for decades. Threlkeld is a talented trumpet player and instructor well-known for leading the celebrated Bellevue Baptist Church and Leawood East Baptist Church Orchestras. He is a Commercial Brass instructor at Visible Music College, and leads the college’s brass band, Visible Horns. The Carter Threlkeld Commercial Brass Scholar is chosen annually and is intended for a student in the Bachelor’s degree program, Memphis campus.

2020-2021 Recipient:
John Ratcliff

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Healy Engineering & Production Scholar
(Memphis Campus)

This award is established in 2021 by Jay and Regina Healy of Memphis, TN, because of a lifelong love of music and investing in people. Jay spent fifteen years in the music business collaborating with artists such as Billy Joel, Mariah Carey, REM, and Live, before leaving this line of work in 2000 and starting a new business. The Healy Engineering & Production Scholar is chosen annually and is intended for a student in the Bachelor’s degree program, Memphis campus.

2020-2021 Recipients:
Cale Griffin

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