Music allows people access to a boundless and genuine expression of self, often succeeding where language fails. As people change over time, so have their modes of expression, and music is not an exception.
Everyone has unique life experiences, but music can often conjoin these experiences and offer deeper connections between seemingly different people. Music education and incentivizing ambitious musicians to continue pursuing their careers is important to the ever-changing music industry and strengthening profound demonstrations of self.
The Joe Bonamassa Music Studies Scholarship will support one aspiring musician in their musical studies and budding career.
The scholarship is open to high school seniors who plan to attend college in the fall of 2021 and to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate school students. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and an interest in playing/creating music.
To apply, please write about your interest in music, while describing your need for the scholarship and your hopes for your musical career. Please also submit a short clip of you playing music.
Write about your interest in music. Why do you need this scholarship? What are some of your aspirations for your studies/career in music?
Please also provide a clip of you playing music through a link submission.
The application deadline is Jun 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jul 8, 2021.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jul 8, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.