2018 Recipient of the Julia Atz Scholarship

Julia L. Atz Scholarship

The Community Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce Nicholas Weimer of Ligonier, as this year’s recipient of the Julia L. Atz Scholarship.

Julia was born into a musical family on September 23, 1923 in Goshen, Indiana. When she was in the first grade, she was the drum major of the band.

In 1947, she married her high school sweetheart John, moved to Kendallville, and went on to have three children.

Julia got really excited when someone else talked about music and shared her same passion. She loved dancing, including square dancing with friends and she also enjoyed the Arts. She was very passionate about music and in general was an enthusiastic lady. Classical music was one of her favorite styles of music, but she enjoyed many other styles as well. She was tenacious, perseverant, and a hard worker. She was the founder of the Noble County Concert Series and was president of the group for over 20 years.

Julia wanted to keep music alive for future generations. She wanted to keep it immediate; keep it personal; listen to as much live music as a person could; and go out and find music.

Julia’s husband, John Atz, established the fund in 2004 through the community foundation. Julia, who passed away in January 2010, enjoyed being a part of the scholarship process with the desire to keep music alive for future generations.

Pictured is Nicholas Weimer of Ligonier. Nicholas is studying classical music performance. Congratulations Nicholas!

Visit the community foundation’s website at www.CFNoble.org for applications for the 2019 Julia L. Atz Scholarship will be available around February or March 2019 with a deadline at the end of April 2019.