Texas Orchestra Directors Association
Memorial Scholarship Fund


TODA welcomes and encourages scholarship donations to ensure we can do our part to ensure students study orchestral music and go on to become Orchestra Directors in Texas.  TODA strives to award a minimum of two scholarships each year. As funds permit, the Barbara Eads Memorial Scholarship will be an award 20% greater than the other award(s). All awards are for one year only.  A donation can be made in honor of or in memory of a person you so desire and this gift will be acknowledged in our annual Convention program and on our website.  To make a donation, please click here.

One of the scholarship awards each year is the Barbara Eads Memorial Scholarship in honor and memory of one of TODA's beloved past presidents, which was the inspiration for establishing a scholarship fund!

The 2017 Scholarship Application submission window is now closed.

Our most heartfelt thanks to the 2016 Scholarship Donors

Tomas Aguilar, Jr. Marc Allison Shari Allison Dianne Babcock
Gabriel Balderrama Bryan Barrett Lisa Batson Michelle Bell
Mary Beth Jennifer Cahill Kelly Comfort Marisa Cox
Kyle Davis Erin DeLavan Devon Denbina Alicia Eissler
Marilyn Evans Michael Fahey Cathy  Fishburn David  Fleming
James Flowers James Flowers Richard Frazier Jaclyn Friday
Jan Garverick Diana Gilliland Renee Gilliland Meghan Gomen
Michael Graber Charlsie Griffiths Earl Haberkamp Brian Hairston
Christopher Hanson Creston Herron David Hinds April Ibarra
Nicole Jackson Thalia Jones Deborah Kidwell Jennifer Kidwell
Mary Lawler Patrick Leaverton Colleen LeBourgeois Jennifer Lemin
Sharon Lutz Elizabeth Magee Christina Marioneaux Keith Markuson
Kate Mathews Robert Meinecke Jessica Milbrandt Dawn Multop
Emily Nguyen Teresa Nguyen Linda Nicolosi Anastasia Payne
Deborah Perkins Mary Rich James Robertson Louise Rossi
Mitzi Rutton-Leatherland Trevor Rybicki Brian Sayre Sandra Shaffer
Carol Smith Julie Snyder Allison Southard Connie Stavinoha
Kaitlin Teske Lynne Thornton Brian Towndrow Ellen Townley
Harold Turbyfill Jim Van Ann Victor Blair Williams
Susan Williams      

As you know, the TODA scholarship fund has been named the Barbara Eads Memorial Scholarship Fund since Barbara’s passing in 2010. Many of our members donate every year to the Fund, enabling us to award critical scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Thank you! The question was raised recently about establishing additional scholarships in recognition of other nota-ble members of our TODA family.  This was an excellent question that needed to be addressed. As you know, TODA is a small organization, and, after much consideration, the TODA Board decided that our organiza-tion is not able to justify establishing additional scholarships. To recognize other individuals, however, the Board made the decision to rename the Fund the TODA Memorial Scholarship Fund, while retaining one Barbara Eads Scholarship each year (funds permitting) in recognition of Barbara’s legacy. Whether you donate on the website at www.todaweb.org, or by calling the TODA office at 512-474-2801, you now have the ability to specify your gift in honor of a particular person. Please consider donating to the Scholarship Fund every year when you renew membership! We need your help in ensuring a legacy of orchestra leaders!Donors will be recognized in the annual convention program.