David Albright Memorial Scholarship

The Friends of Music Board of Directors established the David Albright Memorial Scholarship to honor 2009-2011 FoM President Ruth Albright for her dedication to Indiana University, and to honor the memory of her husband, David Albright.

Ruth Albright graduated from IU in 1959 with an A.B. degree in Journalism. She worked for Scholastic Magazines in New York City for 20 years, and later worked for the Montgomery Advertiser and The Alabama Journal in Montgomery, where she wrote a weekly column and was editor of a monthly health magazine.

She continued her journalism career as a freelance writer when she and her husband, David, moved back to Bloomington in 1994. Her work regularly appeared in the Indiana Alumni Magazine and Indianapolis Monthly. Ruth has won many awards for her writing and editing, including an award from the Indiana Historical Society for the article she wrote on Ernie Pyle at IU. It was judged the best article in Traces magazine in 2000.

In Bloomington, she is very involved in community activities. She has been the president of the University Women's Club twice, president of the University Club, president of Bloomington Worldwide Friendship, and president of the Bloomington Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters.

She frequents music events at the Jacobs School, and she and David decided to return to Bloomington primarily because of the excellent programs offered at the Jacobs School of Music.

The Jacobs School is grateful for the Albright's support and dedication to Indiana University and the Jacobs School of Music. The David Albright Memorial Scholarship is awarded to undergraduates at the Jacobs School.