May 25-28, 2023 ❘ Martinsville, VA
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Scholarship applications now available for MHS seniors

Scholarship applications are now available for the Penn-Shank Memorial Scholarship.

Each spring, one outstanding senior at Martinsville High School is awarded the merit-based Penn-Shank Scholarship, a $4,000 award spread over four years of undergraduate study. To date, Rooster Walk Inc. has donated more than $138,000 to the endowment.

Just like Rooster Walk Inc., the Penn-Shank Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund is named after Edwin “the Rooster” Penn IV and Walker Shank (pictured below). Organizers of Rooster Walk Inc., grew up as close friends with Edwin and Walker, and their deaths inspired the creation of the Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival, which spawned Rooster Walk Inc. (a 501c3 community nonprofit dedicated to promoting music, arts and education in Martinsville-Henry County), which has, in turn, led to the creation of additional festivals and concerts.

Scholarship applications can be downloaded HERE.

More Shows

Empire Strikes Brass, Big Fat Gap and Isaac Hadden
Empire Strikes Brass, Big Fat Gap and Isaac Hadden
Presented by
Friday, April 14th, 2023
Doors 7:00 PM
Show 8:00 PM

The Haw River Ballroom (music starts at 8 pm)
and a pre-party at Haw River Farmhouse Ales
Both in Saxapahaw, NC

Crawford & Power
Crawford & Power
Will Reid
Saturday, April 22nd, 2023
Doors 6:30 PM
Show 7:30 PM

Pop’s Farm
Axton, Va.

$20 adv / $25 dos