Every barbershop chapter with a moderate treasury can enter the YIH effort without a YIH chairman. Write a letter to every High School in your area and offer a moderate scholarship, e.g., $500, to one graduating senior that will enter college in a Vocal Music Educators program. Include an application form with a SASE.
Once the forms arrive have your BOD review them and choose a winner. Then make the presentation twice—once in front of his/her peers and once in front of your chapter members. Make the chapter visit something special. Invite his/her friends to visit that night too. Have some great refreshments. Get the kids singing tags.
It's a small effort, perhaps by a couple of members, for a very short period of time. There is no need to visit schools and try to get acquainted. You will naturally get acquainted at the school of the winner.
YIH Scholarship Process
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