Carol Medrano Scholarship

Applications now being accepted.

CLICK HERE for an interactive application that you can send to our email using the DocHub app.

Jason Holmquist


Jason Holmquist Awarded

Carol Medrano Memorial Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that Jason Holmquist, a graduating senior at Mount Shasta High School, has been awarded the Carol Medrano Memorial Scholarship for the 2018/2019 school year. Holmquist will be studying music at The Fullerton Community College starting this Fall. Congratulations Jason!


~ About the Carol Medrano Memorial Scholarship Fund ~

Carol Medrano

Our dear friend and longtime MBM board member Carol Medrano passed away in May 2016. Carol was a passionate supporter of bringing classical music to our area and was dedicated to promoting classical music education throughout Siskiyou County. Carol’s efforts helped to shape our organization and remembering her passion for classical music and music education continues to motivate us to succeed in our mission. 

In honor of her life and dedication, MBM founded the Carol Medrano Memorial Scholarship fund which supports a yearly scholarship of $2,000 to benefit Siskiyou County high school graduates who plan to major in music or music education, and College of the Siskyous students who are continuing a music major. 

To contribute to the ongoing scholarship fund, you can use the PayPal button at the bottom of the left sidebar or send your check to: Music by the Mountain, PO BOX 272, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067. Please make checks payable to the “Carol Medrano Memorial Scholarship Fund.”

Students wishing to apply for the scholarship should complete the application (a link to digital application will be posted for the next scholarship offering) and submit it along with all requested documentation by the application deadline. No late applications will be considered. 

Applicants are encouraged to use the application questions as an opportunity to show the scholarship committee who they are as musicians and what drives them in their musical journey. Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to


Carol Medrano Scholarship winner, Jake Turner (L) with pianist
Jean Marie Sylwanowicz and guitarist Tyler Jones (R).
Jacob Turner was our first Carol Medrano Music Scholarship Recipient. 

Music by the Mountain was delighted to award the first Carol Medrano Scholarship to Jacob “Jake” Clement Turner of Yreka High School!

Jake is a widely talented musician who plays the saxophone, clarinet, guitar, bass, mandolin, drums, and the pennywhistle. He is also learning the violin and the trumpet. Jake says, “Playing and performing music will always be a big part of who I am … The whole process of learning to play an instrument has always been a fun experience for me, and I hope one day to be a music teacher”. Jake was presented the scholarship award at the Yreka High School Awards Night on May 25, 2017. 

Jake participated in the Fall 2017 Gala and treated attendees to a clarinet solo and a guitar duet with fellow guitarist, Tyler Jones.