Vocal Music Scholarship


Each year, the vocal music department awards a $1,000 scholarship to a senior who has been involved in the the choral program at Valley and is pursuing an education in Music Education, Performance or Music Technology. The scholarship is named in honor of Charles Clark who was the Vocal Music Director at Valley from 1972 until 1989, when he passed away at age at the age of 47. Mr. Clark started many traditions that continue to this day, including singing “An Irish Blessing” at Valley graduations. He and his wife, Jean, enriched the lives of many Valley students over the years.

If you’d like to make a tax deductible donation to the scholarship fund, you may donate one of two ways:

ONLINE: Click here to pay by credit or debit card: https://valleyvocalmusic.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=16

BY CHECK: Checks may be made out to "West Des Moines Student Scholarship Fund." Please write “Clark Scholarship” on the memo line. Checks must be mailed to Cindy Todd, Treasurer, at this address:

Cindy Todd, SSF

Attn: Clark Scholarship

3775 EP True Pkwy., Suite 155

West Des Moines, IA 50265

The scholarship recipient receives a Memory Book with stories about Mr. Clark by former students, family, friends and co-workers. Click here to read it.

Past recipients

2015 - Jessica Martens

2014 - Ben Klooster

2013 - Alyssa Soto

2012 - Rebecca Ihnen

2011 - Joe Lorenzen

2010 - Madeline Cacciatore

2009 - Adam Dingman