To be eligible for the Rockport Music Scholarship, student must be a graduating high school senior accepted and with plans to attend an accredited university, college, or conservatory with a major or minor course of study to include music. Eligible applicants will have participated in their high school’s performing arts program in one of the districts that Rockport Music serves (Rockport, Gloucester, Manchester/Essex, Beverly, or Ipswich), or participated in the Cape Ann Jazz Workshop in the previous summer. Applicants will write a 500 word essay which addresses their passion for music, how this scholarship will help them in their journey, and ways they envision music in their future.
Applicants should also submit an accompanying letter of recommendation that highlights their passion, exceptional musical skill, and leadership within their performing arts curriculum. If submitting via email, please have the letter sent directly from the recommender. If submitting via mail, please ask the recommender to seal the letter in its own envelope. $1,500 will be paid directly to the student or legal guardian (if under the age of 18) upon receiving a copy of the acceptance letter and a statement of intent for attending the desired school.