Betty R. Hiller Memorial Scholarship Fund
Endowed Need-Based Scholarship
In loving memory of Betty Hiller (1925–2016)
With a heavy heart, San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory announces the Betty R. Hiller Memorial Scholarship Fund. Betty had a tremendous passion for the arts and supporting young people in the pursuit of artistic excellence. Betty served on the SDYS Board of Directors for ten years. She played a vital role in garnering community support for SDYS and its young musicians over those years. Betty was of great service to many other organizations in San Diego including The San Diego Museum of Art, Mingei International Museum, Malashock Dance, Jewish Family Service of San Diego, Balboa Art Conservation Center and Planned Parenthood. Betty chaired the dining committee at Vi and attended courses at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of UCSD.
She made friends wherever she went and she traveled extensively. In 2015, she visited France and the Shaw Theatre Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada. She was known for her taste in food, art, wine, clothing and music and for her delightful conversational style and sense of humor. She was a warmly sympathetic, enthusiastic, and engaging hostess, friend, mother and grandmother. A scholarship fund in her memory has been established for need-based students of SDYS. Each year, a student will be selected as a recipient of the Betty R. Hiller Memorial Scholarship.