George Mason University music student Eddie Adams has become a literal profile in courage to thousands who read about his life story in a recent Sunday feature in the Washington Post.
The story describes Eddie’s struggles with poverty, family problems, and personal identity, and how his passion for playing the cello has become a personal lifeline.
Eddie came to George Mason in spring 2018 and was accepted into the School of Music’s demanding orchestral program. Since then, he has received assistance and support from
Like many others trying to complete their college education without a financial safety net, Eddie relies on scholarship support and financial aid to cover not only tuition, but books, fees, and basic living expenses. Music students face significant extra costs associated with playing an expensive instrument and preparing for performances.
UPDATE: Followup 4/24/19 Washington Post story reports “Young cellist is in disbelief at over $141,000 in donations.”
Donations for scholarship support for students in need such as Eddie are always welcome. To support students via the School of Music Orchestra Fund, visit our online giving form here. (Please note that IRS regulations do not allow donations to be directed to a specific student).
April 16, 2019