Mark Richard Music Memorial Scholarship Program

Mark Richard Music

This scholarship is given in memory of a courageous, compassionate young man who lost the struggle with epilepsy in August of 1987.

This $500 scholarship is given in memory of Mark Richard Music. Although Mark had epilepsy since he was 11 years old, he was determined it was not going to prevent him from leading a full life, and it did not. Raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he graduated from the University of Tulsa in 1981 with a B.S. degree in business administration. Subsequently, he worked in sales and owned a pipe and valve company. At the time of his death, he was a territory manager for Lennox Industries and exceeded every sales goal set for him.

In 1988, he married Vicky Paddock and they had a beautiful daughter, Emily Grace. He met the challenges of marriage and parenthood with the same commitment and positivism with which he approached all of life, and it was in his family life that he found the most joy and happiness.

This scholarship is established in memory of this extraordinary man. It is the hope of his family that he continue to provide inspiration and an example of tenacity and integrity as he did in life.

Application Instructions

The objective of the Mark Richard Music Memorial Scholarship is to promote educational opportunities for Idaho residents with epilepsy.

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Mark Music Scholarship

Selection Factors

  1. Strong career goals.
  2. Strength of recommendations.
  3. How applicant has faced challenges due to epilepsy.
  4. Financial need.

Selection Criteria

  1. U.S. citizen or permanent resident, resident of Idaho at least one year with a medical diagnosis of epilepsy.
  2. Applicant must be a high school graduate or hold an equivalent certificate, and be either entering or continuing school and pursuing an academic or vocational undergraduate degree or certificate.
  3. Applicant must enroll for a minimum of 12 credits or full-time.
  4. Preference will be given to those applicants planning to attend an Idaho institution.

Documents to Submit

  1. Two letters of recommendation.
  2. Application form. Download application form as a PDF.
  3. Physician statement. Download physician statement form as a PDF.
  4. Typewritten letter of application (not more than two pages) from the student answering the following:
    1. What are your career goals and why have you selected these goals?
    2. What plans have you made to finance your education? State your specific financial needs as a student, not that you want to be independent of your parents.
    3. State frequency and type of seizure(s), medication(s) prescribed, any problems — past or present — associated with epilepsy and how they have been addressed.
    4. Give a brief statement about your feelings on epilepsy and how you have faced whatever challenges it may have presented.
    5. Provide a brief description of yourself and your interests.
  5. If applicant is connected with Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho through its central or a regional office, a letter of recommendation from a Foundation representative.


Contributions to the Mark Richard Music Memorial Scholarship Fund are tax deductible and may be made through the Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho office. Please indicate your donation is for the scholarship.

Previous Recipients

Year Recipient Hometown
2012 Phillip Daily Weiser, Idaho
2011 Jessica Curry Moscow, Idaho
2010 Danica Jo Barnick
2009 Lindsay Yvonne Nutsch Twin Falls, Idaho
2008 Greg Allen Henscheid
2007 Lindsey Yvonne Nutsch Twin Falls, Idaho
2006 Saige Harrington Boise, Idaho
2005 Jaimie Pierson Boise, Idaho
2004 Jaimie Pierson Boise, Idaho
2003 Mayda Murillo Caldwell, Idaho
2002 Reagan Reynolds Burley, Idaho