Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

March 04

Awarded By

From the Top

Award Amount

Up to $10,000 annually, non-renewable. Funds may be applied to instrument purchase, summer music camp expenses, private lessons, etc.


20 awards offered annually.

Additional Information

From the Top individually reviews each application using the following criteria to make scholarship decisions: exceptional musical achievement; unmet financial need; academic achievement; and strength of character (e.g., a combination of drive/determination, initiative, maturity, leadership, an ability to overcome obstacles, and a commitment to giving back to one's community). While all these criteria are important, musical achievement and financial need are given the most attention during the application review process. Recipients will be invited to perform on NPR's "From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley" broadcast. Recipients will also be able to participate in From the Top's Arts Leadership Orientation. Additional information about the orientation is available online at www.fromthetop.org/programs/education-outreach/national-tour/arts-leadership-orientations/. Finally, recipients will have the opportunity to create and implement an Arts Leadership activity. Young Artist Award recipients will be responsible for creating and implementing their activities, but will receive support along the way to ensure successful completion and documentation. Additional information is available online at www.fromthetop.org/programs/education-outreach/.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online on the From the Top website. Applications must be completed online. Applicants will be asked to submit at least two unedited, unenhanced video or audio samples of th ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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