Established in 2007

Eligibilty: This scholarship benefits string students in grades 7-12 in Oak Ridge Public Schools who are committed to developing their talent as string instrument players, but who otherwise would be financially unable to take private string instruction.

Mike and Dottie Silverman helped settle the city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in the early years of World War II. Very active in all aspects of community life and accomplished musicians, the Silvermans were among the original founders of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra. Their dedication to and sincere love of music and the arts was a central theme of their lives.