Carson Kemp Memorial Scholarship
Endowed Merit Scholarship
In the spring of 2007, the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory family lost violinist Carson Kemp. She was a vibrant and social sixteen year-old who excelled in music, academics, and sports. She shared her beautiful smile with everyone and displayed her musical talents as a member of San Diego Youth Symphony and the Philharmonia. Carson also served as the concertmaster for the University City High School orchestra.
In Carson’s memory, her mother Andrea Schwartz, established the Carson Kemp Memorial Fund to provide an annual scholarship support to a student in the Youth Symphony who mirrors Carson’s range of interests and outgoing personality. Carson’s mother and San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory wish to thank everyone who helped establish this scholarship.
The Carson Kemp Tuition Assistance Scholarship was subsequently established to provide needs-based support to an aspiring SDYS student.
Recipients of the Carson Kemp Memorial Scholarship:
|Petunia Rizo - 2021||Rachel Hsieh – 2013|
|Naohiro (Nao) Nadahara - 2020||Marisa Neinberg - 2012|
|Ellen Lozada - 2019||Jennifer Chang – 2011|
|Amanda Martin – 2018||Julia Schorn – 2010|
|Isabel Garcia – 2017||Diane Jeon – 2009|
|Christian Gonzales – 2016||Lauren Swann – 2008|
|Jiayue Li – 2015||Janet Jeong – 2007|
|Oscar Tapia - 2014|
Additional Endowed Merit Scholarships
Jeffrey Dan Sollender | Concertmaster Chair
Maurice Kawashima | Associate Concertmaster Chair
John-Michael Brooks | First Assistant Principal Violin Chair
Auroraleigh Cohen | Second Assistant Principal Violin Chair
Marvin Levine | Principal Viola Chair
Inge Manes | Principal Bassoon Chair
Chelsea King | French Horn Chair
Carson Kemp Memorial Scholarship & Tuition Assistance Scholarship