Robert C.J. Traub Memorial Scholarship
The Robert C.J. Traub Memorial Scholarship Travel Fund began in 1956. The purpose of the Scholarship is to contribute to the general cultural enrichment of the recipients and not primarily to advancement of their technical education in art or music.
The Traub judging panel is comprised of BHS teachers, administrators, and Ms. Lucy Bates. Ms. Bates, granddaughter of C.J. Traub and his wife, Elizabeth, established the scholarship over 50 years ago to benefit Bloomfield Hills students. Ms. Bates travels from her home in California to Bloomfield each year to be involved in the art and music adjudication and awarding of the scholarships.
The initial fund was created by a gift with the Fund to continue in perpetuity. Each year, all the income realized from the trust fund is distributed equally among the winners. In 1957, the first year of Traub competition, the fund provided two scholarships of $700. Since 1999, four scholarships have been awarded, two at Lahser and two at Andover. This year, Bloomfield Hills High School awarded a $7,500 scholarship to each of the winning candidates, one in art and one in music.
Stayed tuned for traub application and ceremony dates for the 2023-24 school year.