Noland Hamerly and Monterey Jazz Festival Create Doc Etienne Scholarship Fund

Noland Hamerly has created a Scholarship Fund in memory of its late partner, Myron E. "Doc" Etienne, to be known as the Doc Etienne Scholarship Fund at the Monterey Jazz Festival.  Doc Etienne was one of the founders of the Festival in 1958 and remained actively engaged on the Board of the Festival for over 50 years.

The Scholarship Fund will support scholarships for high school musicians who participate in the Monterey County All Star Program.  The scholarships will be needs-based, and will underwrite student recipients’ participation in the year-long program, which includes attendance at the Monterey Jazz Festival Summer Camp regional, national or international tours and playing at the Next Generation Jazz Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival in September of each year.  For those recipients who are high school seniors, travel expenses to and from college to attend the September Festival may be supported. 

Each year Monterey Jazz Festival Board will select a student for the scholarship based on the recommendation of the Festival’s Education Director.  The Fund awardee will be recognized at the Next Generation Jazz Festival when Monterey Jazz Festival Board will acknowledge Doc Etienne’s many contributions over the years to the Monterey Jazz Festival.  

© 2017 Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss