Kenneth M. and Hope R. Burton Memorial Scholarship in Cello

To assist outstanding cello students at Weber State University in making meaningful progress in cello mastery and in achieving their goals to give life-long service to their communities through inspiring cello performance, Jeffry R and Linda G. Burton hereby establish an endowment, to be named the Kenneth M. and Hope R. Burton Memorial Scholarship in Cello.  This scholarship endowment was inspired by Kenneth Moyle Burton who spent his life giving joy and touching soulds through his masterful cello performance, by Hope Richards Burton who dedicated her life to bringing beauty to the lives of others through the arts, and their grandson Dr. Brigham Kenneth Burton, a microbiology major at WSU who studied cello with Dr. Paul R. Joines and Dr. Viktor Uzur, performed in the WSU Symphony Orchestra, and continues to give joy and touch soulds through cello performance.


The Kenneth M. & Hope R. Burton Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded annually as follows:



Scholarship recipients must be taking classes and private lessons in cello at WSU and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Recipients may be undergraduate or graduate students and attending full or part time. Recipients are not required to be a major or minor in music. Preference will be given to students with a community performance history with the cello. 

Past recipients may continue for multiple semesters without formally reapplying so long as all criteria are still met.