Ed Moorin Scholarship

 Ed Moorin Trust

Musical Arts Scholarship

A Brief History:

Dating back to the 1940’s, Ed Moorin had a lifelong love affair with the performing arts.  His career spanned six decades where he enjoyed success performing in Las Vegas.  In his later years he gave generously of his time and talents,  entertaining at retirement homes and community functions.

One of his wishes was for young people to have access to the Musical Arts.  Upon his death in 2007, a trust was established to provide scholarships for youth with extraordinary talent, planning to pursue a career in music.

The Ed Moorin Trust, administered through Umpqua Valley Arts Association, will offer small grants to young people (3rd grade through sophomore in college) to support their artistic endeavors. Individual grants range between $300 and $500 and are given to support students with talent considering the performing arts as a career.  We anticipate being able to fund approximately 12 students during this funding cycle.

Scope of Funding:

Mr. Moorin’s wishes were to support the advancement of musical performance, be it instrumental or vocal. A brief sample of the diversity of projects eligible for funding are; help with tuition for music camps, music lessons for instrumentalists and/or vocalists, help to acquire musical instruments, help to acquire musical equipment and gap funding.

The Ed Moorin Trust committee will consider all requests as long as they meet the criteria and support the advancement of musical performance for students with career aspirations in music. Funds are not available for dance or theater education.

Scholarship Criteria for Funding:

• Students must live in Douglas County
• Students must be in 3rd grade through sophomore year in college (2014-2015 year)
• Students must have a stated, identified financial need
• Students must be nominated by a music teacher; private or public
• Students must be considered motivated students
• Funds are not intended for dance or theater students
• Students may apply for more than one discipline
• Funds cannot be paid to a family member for instruction
• Payment goes directly to music teacher and must be tracked with “Fund Tracker”
• Student and teacher/sponsor must submit recap report at the end of each funding year

2014-15 Ed Moorin Scholarship Application



Friends of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association: 

Hallie E. Ford Endowment for Arts in Education of The Oregon Community Foundation, Ed Moorin Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Dr. John Wm. and Betty Long Unruh Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Betty Long Unruh Arts Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, United Commercial Travelers, Cow Creek Band, Arnold Morton, Lory Utz, Richard Worthey and Debbie Kelley, Marie Rasmussen, Umpqua Insurance, Umpqua Bank, Lone Rock Timber, Dawn and Jeffery Thomas.