The David E. Albright & Mary Ruth Albright Friends of Music Scholarship Fund

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 E. Albright & Mary Ruth Albright Friends of Music Scholarship Fund is awarded to worthy and capable undergraduates and graduates at the Jacobs School.