California State Old-Time Fiddlers Association - District 3

785 Tucker Rd Suite G, PMB 400, Tehachapi, CA, 93561

Howdy Forrester Memorial Scholarship

In 2007, concomitant with the publication of the definitive work on Howdy Forrester:  Fiddler of the Opry--the Howdy Forrester Story, District 3 decided to provide an annual scholarship in Howdy's memory--$500 and a plaque to the college-bound fiddler in California who most exhibited the spirit of Big Howdy Forrester.

 

The scholarship is funded by the District and Howdy's son, Bob Forrester, and is presented by the District's President at the annual Fiddlin' Down the Tracks Old Time Fiddle Contest held annually in September. 


In addition to the individual prize, the winner's name is placed on a perpetual plaque, which will ultimately be displayed in the Old Time Fiddle Musuem in the new Performing Arts Center that will be built here.


Winners of the scholarship to date are:


2007 - Lena Patton


2008 - Dylan Patton


2009 - Natasha Towns


2010 - James Solum


2011 - Erica Solum


2012 - Alexis Schoenberg


2013 - Kelsey Schoenberg 


2014 - Molly Sponsler 

CSOTFA

The California State Old Time Fiddlers' Association, abbreviated CSOTFA, is a California non-profit corporation and is an IRS 501 (c)(3) charitable organization formed to educate about and perpetuate fiddling as an art form and cultural treasure. Donations to this organization are deductable for Income Tax purposes and are greatly appreciated.

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