Local 216 (Fall River) Announces A Music Family Scholarship Awarded to Local Student Abby Abrahamson of Rehoboth
$100,000 awarded by the recording industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund to 125 students in the United States and Canada
October 06, 2020, Fall River
Today Local 216 announced that Abby Abrahamson is the recipient of a Music Family Scholarship from the recording industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF). Abby’s father Scott S Abrahamson is a professional musician in Fall River.
“We are thrilled the Abrahamson family is being recognized in this way,” said Paul Mitchell, President of local 216. “With most of our live music events on hold due to COVID-19, this recognition serves as a reminder to us all of the enduring value of music in our lives and society.”
The MPTF established this scholarship during a time of great challenge and change to encourage the children of professional musicians, and even the musicians themselves, to pursue higher education and become leaders in their chosen fields. Applicants were encouraged to write an essay describing the impact growing up in a music family has had on their own lives.
“Many themes emerged in the application essays we received – perseverance, passion, contribution, commitment, practice – and we were gratified by everyone’s words of optimism and determination,” said Dan Beck, MPTF Trustee. “Those selected most uniquely expressed the lessons they’ve learned from growing up in a music family.”
Abby is also the daughter of Karen Abrahamson.