Jazz Education Network (JEN) Scholarship Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

September 15, 2020

Awarded By

Jazz Education Network (JEN)

Award Amount

All scholarship awards are $1,000 annually, except for the David Baker Scholarship, which is $3,000 annually. All awards are non-renewable. Recipients also receive a one-year eJEN membership/certificate.


Four awards offered annually.

Additional Information

The following named scholarships are available through this program: the David Baker Scholarship, for a university student who demonstrates talent, spirit, and commitment to the field of jazz studies; the Hal Leonard Collegiate Scholarship, for a deserving university student entering or continuing his/her collegiate jazz studies; the Mary Jo Papich JEN Co-Founder Women in Jazz Scholarship, for a woman in jazz at the university level; the Dr. Lou Fischer JEN Co-Founder Scholarship, for a high school student. Applicants must demonstrate potential for growth, artistic accomplishments, and leadership skills. University students should demonstrate financial need related to college tuition and/or school-related expenses. High school students should use the scholarship award as tuition to attend either a summer jazz camp or college tuition and/or school-related expenses. Recipients must participate in a jazz class or ensemble during the school year after the scholarship is granted. Scholarship recipients also must attend the JEN Conference. A complimentary conference pass will be given to the selected recipient as a conference volunteer; being a volunteer is a requirement to receive this award. Travel expense (if any) will be the responsibility of the recipient.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online on the Jazz Education Network (JEN) website. The student must be nominated by a JEN member or be self-nominated to apply. The nominee must submit a narrative describ ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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