COSHOCTON -- Applications for the Coshocton Community Choir Bachert Scholarship are now available.

The $1,000 Bachert Scholarship has been established to assist a Coshocton County high school senior or a current/former Community Choir member to pursue further musical study.

The scholarship is named for one of the Coshocton Community Choir's most generous benefactors, Barbara Bachert, and has been presented annually since 1988. The $1,000 scholarship is presented in honor of a retired Coshocton County music teacher who has contributed to the cultural life of the Coshocton area.

Applications are reviewed with primary consideration given to musical skill, potential, participation in musical groups, and aspirations. Consideration will then be given to academic achievement, community involvement, and need. Finalists may be requested to have an interview with the Coshocton Community Choir Scholarship Committee.

Applications are due no later than April 15, 2016, and forms are available at local high school guidance offices and on the Coshocton Community Choir website www.coshoctoncommunitychoir.org.