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Geraldine Marshall Music Scholarship Application Now Open for 2018-2019

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is honored to continue to offer the Geraldine Marshall Scholarship, awarding four North End children under the age of 18 with a full-year scholarship for music lessons or to participate in one of NEMPAC’s artistic programs.

The Geraldine Marshall Scholarship Fund is entering its fourth year and continues to preserve the legacy of a woman who loved children and the arts.

The Scholarship was established by Geraldine’s son, Representative Aaron Michlewitz. Ms. Marshall, who passed away three years ago at the age of 68, was born in Dorchester in 1946, moved to the North End at the age of 21 and settled here for almost 50 years before her passing.

This past May, State Rep. Michlewitz hosted the 3rd North End Cornhole Classic to support the fund. The event continues to generate so much support from neighborhood businesses and supporters who help us to continue offering youth music scholarships.

Geraldine Marshall Scholarship recipients 2017-18: Ferdinand Carangelo, Charlie Ellrodt, Shannon Raneri, and Lorenzo Vespignani

Students or parents of children interested in applying for the Marshall Scholarship should complete and submit an application available here, at or by contacting 617-227-2270. Completed applications are due no later than August 27, 2018. Award decisions will be made and notified by September 10, 2018.

In speaking about the scholarship fund Michlewitz said, “My mother had a passion for the arts and for providing opportunity for children to experience the arts. I want to thank NEMPAC and everyone who helped turn this dream of a scholarship fund in honor of my mother into a reality.”

To make a donation to the fund, please visit