Deadline: Received via mail by May 1, 2017. Award: Variable. This scholarship is given in memory of Joseph "Giuseppe" Gnerrre Sr., who passed away suddenly in February of 1995. A family friend secretly organized more than 50 musicians to take the stage to pay tribute to Joe, and during the evening, a mysterious black hat was passed around that collected $350.00 Thus began this scholarship and an annual music extravaganza held to support this scholarship. Applicants must be planning to major or minor in the field of Music, Musical Arts, or Music Education at the college level for the 2017/2018 academic year. Criteria includes but is not limited to the following: academic achievement, participation in music, future involvement with music and the studying thereof, and financial need. Applications may be picked up in the School Counseling Office, and letters of recommendation are encouraged to send along with the completed application.