Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

September 2, 2024
Awards Available: 20

Scholarship Description

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation supports talented musicians from limited financial backgrounds through its scholarship programs and sponsorship of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. The Foundation recognizes that musically talented youth from low-income families often lack the funding for private lessons, master classes, quality instruments, summer programs, and performance experiences. These musicians miss out on the creativity and stimulation that comes from being surrounded by an ensemble of talented peers sharing high music aspirations and being led by inspiring faculty.

Scholarship Details

  • Award amount: $10,000 scholarship for 20 young musicians each year
  • Opportunity to perform on NPR and PBS's From the Top
  • Includes arts leadership training

Eligibility Criteria

  • Ages 8 to 18, demonstrating financial need
  • Classically trained instrumentalists, vocalists, and/or composers
  • Active in community service and academic pursuits

Application Process

  1. Demonstrate financial need and outstanding musical talent
  2. Apply for the award showcasing your commitment to music and community service

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation typically awards only a limited number of grants to nonprofit organizations whose efforts complement our mission of advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. We rarely, if ever, fund unsolicited proposals.

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