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Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

Offered by From The Top

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 6, 2024
20 awards worth up to


Grade level

High School Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

April 2025

Scholarship Overview

Are you a musician between the ages 8 and 18? If so, consider applying for the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award! The scholarship is open to pre-collegiate music students who need financial help to offset the costs of studying classical music at a high level in the United States. Applicants must be classical instrumentalists, vocalists, or composers with strong musical ability and a willingness to participate in the Learning and Media Lab Fellowship.

Twenty lucky students are chosen each year to earn up to $10,000 to cover instrument purchases, summer camp tuition, college audition travel expenses, private lessons, and other music-related needs. If you’re a pre-collegiate musician passionate about your musical education, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About From The Top

From The Top is an independent non-profit organization that is the largest national platform for classically trained musicians in the U.S. They offer the scholarship to empower and celebrate young musicians.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Students

Academic Interest

Visual & Performing Arts, Music

Other Category

Low Income


Applicants must (1) be full-time elementary, middle, and high school students between the ages of 8 and 18 and (2) be classical instrumentalists, vocalists, or composers.

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, a copy of their family’s most recent tax forms, and the below application materials.

Two unedited video or audio samples of your music

Academic transcript

Letters of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact From The Top at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award is not renewable.

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