David Henry Jacobs Music Scholarship

The David Henry Jacobs Music Scholarship was established by Eric C. Trefelner, M.D. in honor of his friend David Jacobs. Trefelner is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He works in California and is a doctor specializing in Neuroradiology.

David Henry Jacobs attended the Jacobs School of Music in the early 1970s and is an active member of the Jacobs School of Music Dean's Advisory Board, the IU Foundation Board of Directors, and the Women's Philanthropy Council. David Henry Jacobs has continued his family's longstanding investment in IU through his support of a wide array of programs across the university including the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the Maurer School of Law, the Kinsey Institute, the IU Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered Alumni Association, and the Jacobs School of Music.

David Henry Jacobs was the driving force behind the $40.6 million gift his mother, Barbara, gave the school in 2005 in honor of his father, David H. Jacobs, which, at the time, was the largest single gift for a school of music at a public university and the largest single gift ever given by individuals to Indiana University.

The Jacobs School of Music is proud to award the David Henry Jacobs Music Scholarship to undergraduate students at the Jacobs School.