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Music Scholarship

Steve Tharp Music Scholarship


Who was Steve Tharp?

Steve Tharp was the guitarist for the St. Louis local variety cover band StaggerCatt for almost 20 years. Within five minutes of knowing Steve Tharp, everyone knew that music was his passion. Besides Steve’s family, guitar and music were his life. Two weeks before he died, Steve was in a wheelchair still rocking out with our band StaggerCatt. Within a week of his passing while in a hospital bed, he was still talking about what new songs StaggerCatt should add after the first of the year. Cancer may have taken Steve away from the world too soon, but it never took the music away from Steve, nor did it take away the legacy he left behind. StaggerCatt decided that the best way to keep Steve’s memory alive is to pay it forward and keep the rock going! So, in his honor, StaggerCatt has started The Steve Tharp Music Scholarship. 

About the Scholarship

The Steve Tharp Music Scholarship has partnered with Mozingo Music to provide FOUR $500 music scholarships for the upcoming year to the kids who need it most. The scholarship money will be given in the form of a $500 credit to Mozingo Music and can be used for lessons, instruments, or any equipment/accessories needed to keep our recipients playing and learning music. The only caveat is that the applicants must play ROCK instruments (guitar, bass guitar, piano/keyboard, or drums) as rock was Steve's true love.

This might even be a great opportunity for a band to get it's start and apply all together!


Fill out the following application by Friday May 31st:

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