BOSTON, May 23, 2008: Adrian Olsen of Richmond was honored with the Yale Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund award at Berklee College of Music’s Annual Spring Awards. Olsen was recognized for outstanding musical and academic achievement.
Each spring semester, students are nominated for awards by Berklee department chairs, faculty, and staff. The committee identifies students who have the potential to become a leader in the music industry. Berklee’s Annual Spring Awards include tuition scholarships.
Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music was through the study and practice of contemporary music. For over half a century, the college has evolved constantly to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. With over a dozen performance and nonperformance majors, a diverse and talented student body representing over 70 countries, and a music industry "who's who" of alumni, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today -- and tomorrow.
The Yale Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 in memory of a former Berklee student, Yale Thompson, by his family, Larry, Oksana, and Tiffany Thompson. The endowed scholarship fund is a permanent endowed trust established as an unrestricted endowment account. The interest from the funds will be granted as tuition aid to recognize an outstanding Music Production and Engineering major with first preference for a student who is a returning senior student, with additional preference for a percussionist (not required.)