Emily Eng of Hancock, NH, Foundation scholarship recipient. (Courtesy photo.)

Emily Eng of Hancock, NH, Foundation scholarship recipient. (Courtesy photo.)

An aspiring conductor says ‘thanks’

Emily Eng is able to "create music more deeply, to dive into the art more passionately" and develop the leadership skills to conduct orchestras with help from a Foundation scholarship

Dear Henry C. Lord Scholarship Committee,

It is with the utmost gratitude that I write you this letter. The generosity and unwavering support that you have shown me propels me as I continue on this journey of study to become a conductor. In a time when I often have to justify my pursuit of a career in the arts, you have chosen to invest in me — not once but twice. Knowing and cherishing this fact inspires me; it pushes me to work harder, to create music more deeply, to dive into the art more passionately. As a conductor, I have the opportunity to be a leader, to be someone who unites, but it is not always easy. Receiving this scholarship from you, however, gives me strength and helps me feel worthy of this responsibility. I am eternally grateful.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for making this course of study a reality.

Emily Eng