This scholarship fund was established in 2017 by Dr. Roy and Ruth Breiling.
Dr. Roy Breiling was a band director and music teacher for 38 years, including two years at (Dr.) Martin Luther College (1990-1992). Ruth (nee Kitzerow) Breiling, a 1978 DMLC graduate, taught piano at Michigan Lutheran Seminary (1974-1975), organ at DMLC (1976), and piano at DMLC (1990-1992). Ruth has served as organist, pianist, and choir director at various WELS congregations for over 40 years, and Roy has performed on trumpet in numerous worship services.
Roy and Ruth established the Dr. Roy and Ruth Breiling Endowed Organ Scholarship to benefit and encourage MLC organ students as they prepare for music ministry in the congregations they will serve.
Dr. Roy and Ruth Breiling Endowed Organ Scholarship winners are MLC students who have taken at least two semesters of organ, are continuing to take organ lessons, and are competent to play for chapel. Financial need is not a consideration in the awarding of this scholarship.