Alfred R. de Jaager established this fund in 2006 to provide scholarships to choral students at West Liberty University. De Jaager served as the Director of Choral Activities at West Liberty and previously served as chairman of the music department, art department, and department of arts and communication.
He received degrees from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and West Virginia University while also earning the American Guild of Organists’ Choir Master Certificate. De Jaager is a Life Member of the American Choral Directors Association, having served several terms as the state president for West Virginia and 13 years as its state newsletter editor. He was the 2002 recipient of its Award for Excellence.