Robert Shand

2020 Scholarship Recipient

Robert Shand is the son of Eden Shand and Mary Schorse. Currently, he is a freshman at the University of New Haven, majoring in Music and Sound Recording. He is in the Honors Program and the Marching Band at the university. Robert was also accepted into the 4+1 program and intends to complete his studies at New Haven with an undergraduate degree and an MBA.

Robert moved to Newark, Delaware, from Trinidad when he was six years old and attended schools in the Christina and Red Clay School Districts.

Robert plays multiple instruments, including the steelpan, piano, guitar, trombone and baritone. He is a proud graduate of Cab Calloway School of the Arts. Through the Honors program at the University of New Haven, Robert intends to research the cathartic potential of music therapy as he believes music is healing, uniting and uplifting.