BEMIDJI -- Headwaters Music and Arts recently announced its first music scholarship program.

The purpose of the new program is to encourage a love of music and will be based on demonstrated interest in learning an instrument or studying voice, a release said.

Two $300 scholarships will be awarded to area youth entering grades 2-12. The scholarship is open to both new and returning students of Headwaters Music and Arts.

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The application deadline is Saturday, May 29. For more information, visit headwatersmusicandarts.org or call (218) 444-5606.