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Jeanette M. Russell Jazz Scholarship Program

Offered by Gold Coast Jazz Society

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 23, 2024
Multiple awards worth


Grade level

High School Seniors & College Students

Application deadline:

March 1, 2024

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


US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Minimum GPA


Academic Interest





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 US 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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