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Grad student in music therapy garners two awards

May 30, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- A Western Michigan University graduate student in music therapy was recently awarded two important scholarships.

Karen Kwok of Mississauga, Ontario, the daughter of Wai Ling and Cheuk Lam Kwok, has won the Birmingham Musicale Music Therapy Scholarship and the Michigan Music Therapists Internship Scholarship.

Kwok is using both scholarships to complete a six-month internship this summer in music therapy at Orchard Manor, a senior care facility in Lancaster, Wis., where she will work both with older people and those with developmental disabilities. She will then return to WMU to complete requirements for a master's degree in music therapy.

The Birmingham scholarship, funded by the Birmingham Musicale chapter of the Michigan Federation of Music Clubs Inc., provides $600 to support advanced undergraduate or graduate students majoring in music therapy at a Michigan university. The Michigan Music Therapists Internship Scholarship fund was established to help students with expenses when completing their six-month clinical training. Kwok is receiving $200 through that scholarship fund.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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