Jazz Society of Oregon Scholarships

(Last Update 6/9/2016)

The Jazz Society of Oregon is proud to offer support for students of Jazz.
The JSO awards scholarships and tuition to encourage serious students of jazz to pursue their jazz studies. Awards are offered for private and group instruction, workshops, and master class participation.  

To be eligible applicants must be in middle or high school and reside in Oregon or Clark County, Washington. Applications will be reviewed by the Education Committee and awarded on the basis of applicants' serious dedication to the study of instrumental or vocal jazz or theory, composition and arranging of jazz. 

Typical awards range from $100 to $500 and are granted annually. 

Winners and their groups may be invited to perform at JSO Board meetings or festivals to celebrate their talents.

If you are interested in receiving a scholarship from JSO, please provide the following:

  • An audio or video recording of your musical performance, if possible.
  • A letter of recommendation from your band director or music teacher addressing applicant's dedication, skill level and need.
  • A completed JSO Scholarship Application Form

Mail these to :

Jazz Society of Oregon
ATTN: Education Committee Chair
P.O Box 19882
Portland, OR 97280

Email: Send a message addressed to the Education Committee Chair for questions or clarification on the submissions.