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Ben and Carol Henry establish music scholarship fund at BHSU

Carol and Ben Henry

Ben and Carol Henry donated $15,000 to establish the Dr. Ben Henry Instrumental Music Scholarship Fund at Black Hills State University.

The recipient(s) will be selected each year by the head of the Music Department and the band director(s) at BHSU. The recipient(s) must participate in instrumental music at BHSU and be from South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, or North Dakota. Preference will be given to students from South Dakota and Wyoming. The recipient must be a new freshman or a new transfer student who is enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester and maintains a 2.5 grade point average.

Ben Henry, a longtime music professor at BHSU, retired in 1987. He received numerous awards for his dedication to teaching music including the Distinguished Service Award from the South Dakota High School Activities Association. The South Dakota Band Association also named him an All-State Band Judge Emeritus.

While at Black Hills State, Carol taught in the mass communication department.

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