In 2019, the Rockford music and arts community lost an important figure, Bill Olson. Bill was a generous, kind, and creative soul. As a painter, musician, touring manager and stage tech, Bill touched many lives throughout the country, and here at home. Throughout his life, the arts were a way to express, explore, and cope with the complexity of human existence. Bill was an inspiration to many, a friend to all, and he will be missed.
Due to the generosity of the Olson family, and his dear friend, Edward Dulian, we have established the Bill Olson Memorial Scholarship so the spirit of Bill will continue to inspire arts exploration for generations to come.
This is a need based scholarship. The recipient receives one week of camp enrollment, a $375 value.