A new scholarship for music students has been established at Arkansas State University in honor of a longtime music faculty member.
More than $25,000 has been committed to create the Dan Ross Memorial Scholarship, in honor of the late Dr. Dan Ross. His family has committed more than $25,000 to the scholarship endowment with former students and colleagues joining to add funds.
Ross earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Arkansas State University before earning a doctorate at the University of Mississippi. However, he returned to A-State in 1968 to teach in the Department of Music. He continued to teach at the Double Reed Studio at A-State until his retirement in 2018. Ross died in 2019.
“Beginning in 1937, the Dan Ross family has both given to and benefitted from its connections to A-State and the Music Department,” his wife Dr. Ann Ross said in a statement. “Establishing the Dan Ross Memorial Scholarship is a way for our family and friends to remember Dan’s legacy and to help fund tuition for a future musical performer or educator at Arkansas State University who will carry on his tradition.”
The scholarship will support undergraduate music majors who have completed at least 30 credit hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The College of Liberal Arts and Communication scholarship committee with select the recipient with input from the Department of Music department chair.