2017 Scholarship recipient Shannon ONeill (center) with Mike's wife Connie Chapman (left) and fund administrator Glenn Hall (right)
***The 2018 recipient Jennifer Strickert was presented the Scholarship at the May 17th Senior Lunch Matinee at Yesterdays Event Center Athens, Al.***
2018 Scholarship recipient Jennifer Strickert (second from right) with Mike's wife Connie Chapman (left), fund administrator Glenn Hall (center), and Clements High School music director Gary Russell (right)
2019 Scholarship recipient Diva Rigney. Pictured from left: fund administrator Glenn Hall, recipient Diva Rigney, Mike's daughter Allison Chapman, and Mike's wife Connie Chapman.
2021 Scholarship recipient Michael Vinson.
Pictured from left: Clements High School Band Director Ariel Clouse, recipient Michael Vinson, fund administrator Glenn Hall, and Mike Chapman's wife Connie Chapman.
***Due to Covid-19 and school closure, we were unable to award the 2020 Scholarship.
The creation of the Mike Chapman Memorial Music Scholarship Fund was completed in 2016, in memory of our dear friend and brother in music who we lost in June 2016. Mike Chapman’s music resume is too long to list, culminating in his time as one of Garth Brooks’ G-Men, and in total performed on over 170 million records sold. Mike was an Athens Al/Clements community native and 1970 graduate of Clements High School. This Scholarship Award in the amount of $1,000 per year will be presented to an outstanding Clements High School senior who continues their pursuit of music excellence at a college or university of their choice. “YESTERDAYS” Event Center established this Scholarship and will fund it for the first 5 years beginning with the 2017 Clements graduating class. This fund is open to outside contributors, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, so all contributions are tax deductible. For more info, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (256) 232-2506.
For contributions: Mike Chapman Memorial Music Scholarship, 14951 Blackburn Rd. Athens, Al. 35611. All contributions receive official receipts from the fund.