Danroy "DJ" Henry Social Change Scholarship at Berklee

Danroy "DJ" HenryPlease join us in our call for racial justice by establishing the Danroy “DJ” Henry Social Change Scholarship at Berklee.

The scholarship was created in honor of Danroy “DJ” Henry, whose life was cut short in 2010 at the age of 20 years old.

“The recent death of George Floyd has been a traumatic reminder for our family, and has served as a wake-up call to the world. We ask our community to listen to the pain of those who are suffering and take peaceful action in order to achieve change. We continue to support and grieve with the many families who have been affected by economic disparities, by race-based violence, and by any police officer who ignores their duty to protect and serve. Together we can stand and continue to take action towards change,” explains Angella and Dan Henry and the Henry family. Dan is a member of Berklee’s Presidential Advisory Council.

Based on the guidance of Dan and Angella, the scholarship will support Berklee College of Music and/or Boston Conservatory at Berklee students who are financially and academically deserving with the potential to make a significant contribution to society through the performing arts.

For further information about the scholarship fund, please contact Barbara Thomas, Beth Platow, or Beverly Tryon. Other committee members include Robert Chambers, Michael Gamble, Kimberly Haack, Sandra Musella, George Russell Jr., and Jarritt Sheel.

You can learn more about DJ Henry in Boston Magazine, the Boston Globe, and on 48 Hours.

Thanks to a generous $10,000 matching gift, we are well on our way to making this scholarship a reality. We invite you to help us honor DJ’s life and legacy by contributing to the Danroy “DJ” Henry Social Change Scholarship Fund:


Faculty and Staff Contributions

Berklee faculty and staff may also support the scholarship through a payroll deduction. A recurring gift of $12 can make a large impact. The number 12 carries symbolic importance for the family, as it was DJ’s Pace University football jersey number.