Arts & Culture Kids & Families

Geraldine Marshall Music Scholarship Application Now Open for 2019-2020

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

The Scholarship preserves the legacy of Geraldine Marshall, a woman who loved children and the arts. It was established by Geraldine’s son, Representative Aaron Michlewitz. Ms. Marshall passed away four years ago at the age of 68. She 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.

Students or parents of children interested in applying for the Marshall Scholarship should complete and submit an application available here, at or by contacting 617-227-2270Completed applications are due no later than August 30, 2019. Award decisions will be made and notified by September 13, 2019.

Rep. Aaron Michlewitz with the four 2018-2019 scholarship recipients (L-R): Preston Horan, Vera-Lyn Routhier Gomez, Anna Carey, Caroline Carey.

In speaking about the scholarship fund State Rep. Michlewitz said:

I am extremely proud and honored of what we have accomplished in such a short time since my mother’s passing just 5 years ago. Helping children gain further access and appreciation for the arts is something she cherished. These scholarships continue to honor her ideals and I am very thankful to everyone who has made this a reality.”

NEMPAC hosted the 4th North End Cornhole Classic this past June to support the fund. The event continues to generate much support from neighborhood businesses and community members who help us to continue offering youth music scholarships.

To make a donation to the fund, please visit