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    Jeanette M. Russell Jazz Scholarship Program

    Offered by Gold Coast Jazz Society

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 6, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    Varies

    Grade level

    High School Seniors & College 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.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you pursuing a music education with an emphasis in jazz studies? If so, consider applying for the Jeanette M. Russell Jazz Scholarship Program! The Jeanette M. Russell Jazz Scholarship Program is open to middle, high school, and college vocal/instrumental students in Florida pursuing an education in music with an emphasis in jazz. It is meant to promote the artistry of young, Florida musicians. To apply, interested students must partake in a competitive review and audition process, with finalists being required to participate in a live audition at the Jeanette M. Russell Jazz Scholarship Competition. Selected winners will receive varying amounts of scholarship money to assist with their college, university, or jazz camp costs. If you’re passionate about Jazz and are looking for some help to pay off your degree (or jazz camp), we encourage you to apply!

    About Gold Coast Jazz Society

    The Gold Coast Jazz Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting jazz through concerts, education, outreach, and other related activities.

    Eligibility information

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

    Grade Level

    High School Seniors & College Students

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

    Minimum GPA

    2.5

    Academic Interest

    Music

    State

    Florida

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must be vocal/instrumental music students pursuing a music education with an emphasis in jazz studies.

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, students must mail an online application, a current headshot of themselves, and the below application materials to: Gold Coast Jazz Society, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. High school senior and college applicants must also send their income information, FAFSA, and SAR (Student Aid Report) to the address above.

    Proof of enrollment

    Academic transcript

    Letter of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Gold Coast Jazz Society at [email protected].

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