COLUMBUS, Ind.–Online applications are now available for the 2018 Anna Newell Brown Awards for Vocal Excellence and the Betty F. Brown Awards for Instrumental Excellence, both administered by Heritage Fund. The competitions are scheduled for Saturday, February 10, 2018, at First Christian Church in Columbus. High school seniors who are Bartholomew County residents are eligible to compete in the annual contests for college scholarships. The first-place performer in each senior competition will receive a $3,500 award and may be given an invitation to perform with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. High school sophomores and juniors who are residents of Bartholomew County can compete for scholarships, for music lessons, or camps. Independent judges from area colleges and universities will critique participants’ technique, interpretation and general musicianship. Students may apply at https://hfbcscholarships.communityforce.com/Login.aspx. Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m., Friday, December 8, 2017.