Music Scholarships

Here are some of the Music scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

The ASCAP Foundation Irving Berlin Summer Music Camp Scholarship

Created to honor American songwriter Irving Berlin, who wrote such classics as God Bless America and White Christmas, this scholarship makes the summer music camp experience possible for a young music creator who may otherwise not have this opportunity. The scholarship is funded by a gift to The ASCAP Foundation from the Irving Berlin Charitable Fund, Inc.

The ASCAP Foundation Irving Burgie Scholarship

The ASCAP Foundation Irving Burgie Scholarship was established to support an aspiring African-American songwriter from New York City. This annual scholarship is awarded alternately between the Berklee College of Music and the University of Southern California. It is funded by a gift from ASCAP member, performer, folklorist and community activist, Irving Burgie in celebration of the 50th anniversary of his song Day-O.

The ASCAP Foundation Fran Morgenstern Davis Scholarship

This scholarship, named in memory of Jay and Joan Morgensterns daughter Fran, is presented annually to two full-time undergraduate music composition students at the Manhattan School of Music who demonstrate the potential to produce creative and original work and who also demonstrate financial need. The students will be selected by the Manhattan School of Music faculty.

The ASCAP Foundation Rudy Perez Songwriting Scholarship

Rudy Perez, recipient of two consecutive El Premio ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Awards and a leading producer of Latin Music, has established The ASCAP Foundation Rudy Perez Songwriting Scholarship. This scholarship is presented annually to an aspiring Latino songwriter who demonstrates potential to produce creative and original work and also demonstrates financial need.

The ASCAP Foundation Henry Mancini Music Scholarships

Named for Henry Mancini, whose credits include acclaimed soundtracks such as Days of Wine and Roses and Breakfast at Tiffanys, this program is generously funded by Ginny Mancini to honor the memory of her husband. These scholarships provide support for music composition students at universities across the country.

The ASCAP Foundation Steve Kaplan TV & Film Studies Scholarship

This scholarship, named in memory of Steve Kaplan, award-winning Television and Film composer whose music is featured on Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, provides financial assistance for an aspiring television and film composer to attend ASCAPs Film Scoring Workshop in Los Angeles. The recipient is selected by ASCAPs Los Angeles Film & Television department. It is generously funded by The Kaplan Family.

The ASCAP Foundation David Rose Scholarship

The ASCAP Foundation David Rose Scholarship was established with a gift from The Rose Family Trust to honor television and film-scoring great David Rose. David Roses best-known works include the instrumental standards, Holiday for Strings and The Stripper, music for Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie and decades of work with radio and television star Red Skelton. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a qualified college-level student working toward a career in scoring for film and/or television who is participating in ASCAPs Film & Television Scoring Workshop.

The ASCAP Foundation Cherry Lane Foundation/Music Alive! Scholarship in honor of Quincy Jones

The ASCAP Foundation Cherry Lane Foundation/Music Alive! Scholarship in honor of Quincy Jones is funded by the Cherry Lane Music Foundation. This scholarship is presented annually to an African-American college or university student majoring in music who demonstrates musical talent and proficiency in the areas where Quincy has made his mark: composing, arranging, producing, conducting and performing. The scholarship will alternate between Berklee, Howard University in Washington, DC; Morehouse and Spelman Colleges in Atlanta; the University of New Orleans in New Orleans and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Alexander Violin Scholarship Fund

The Alexander Violin Scholarship fund is established through the Baton Rouge Area Foundation to provide cash scholarships to deserving violin and viola students selected by an independent Scholarship Advisory Committee. The scholarships shall be used to help defray the cost of room and board, books and supplies. The scholarship is available to students who have been admitted to the string program at Nicholls State University and is valid for the duration of the four-year undergraduate program. Students will be evaluated according to their audition for entrance into the school of fine arts at Nicholls State University. SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION Scholarships of up to $10,000 may be awarded, the amount to be determined on a case by case basis by the Scholarship Advisory Committee. To maintain the scholarship, the recipient must continue to demonstrate his/her scholastic achievement by earning a minimum of 2.5 grade-point average each semester. The recipient must also continue to demonstrate good character. At the end of each semester, the recipient will provide the Foundation with an official transcript and proof of full-time enrollment for the next semester. The subsequent scholarship check will be issued upon receipt of these materials.

Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians

Awards scholarships and fellowships to musicians for postgraduate study abroad; also awards grants for projects involving the achievement of a specific objective in the musical field. Application form required. Initial approach: Proposal Copies of proposal: 1 Deadline(s): Dec. 15 Application address: 290 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115

Beem Foundation for the Advancement of Music

Giving scholarships to African American population group for higher education on music. (Please contact the foundation for more information.)

James Hubert Blake Scholarship Fund

Scholarship awards for needy students pursuing instrumental musical studies at an accredited music school with preference to individuals studying early traditional American ragtime piano music. Application form required. Deadline(s): Apr. 30 for fall enrollment; Nov. 30 for fall enrollment

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