Scholarships in Jazz Studies

Jazz Studies Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 15

Must be a member of Sigma Alpha Iota


Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.


Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.


Music Scholarships

Award: $22,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must plan to major in music, music education, music business, or jazz studies. Selection is based upon academic credentials. Audition is required.


Thad Jones Memorial Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon submission of an audition tape of a recent musical performance.


Conservatory Talent Award

Award: $16,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be pursuing a degree within the Shenandoah Conservatory. Selection is based upon application for admission, audition, and needs of the conservatory. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 900 (composite ACT score of 19).


Benny Goodman Foundation Scholarship

Award: $3,500, Deadline: April 23

Applicant must be a current student attending any University of California school campus who is majoring in music with an emphasis in jazz or classical (preference will be given to the clarinet musician). Applicant must have a genuine passion and talent for music and plan to pursue a career in music. Minimum 3.0 GPA in music class is required.


Jazz Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be a graduating Pinellas County Public High School student who has participated in jazz during their senior year and wishes to further their studies in jazz. Recorded audition, band director's recommendation, and a 100 word essay on the following topic required: "What Jazz means in my life".