Scholarships and Prizes

The CJC awards unsolicited partial scholarships and prizes on occasion to qualified students based on a combination of artistic merit, financial need and the particular needs of the program at the time of inquiry. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and earn a C or higher in all classes, to remain eligible for scholarships. Note: students receiving a scholarship who earn a non-passing grade of C– or lower in any required courses are responsible for retaking those courses at their own expense.

The following scholarships and prizes are awarded to CJC students who demonstrate a combination of artistic promise, commitment to excellence, and financial need on an as-available basis:

  • The Jamey Aebersold Scholarship
    Established in honor of Jamey Aebersold, one of the world’s leaders in jazz education and performance, the Jamey Aebersold Scholarship provides financial support for promising CJC students.
  • The William E. Robinson Scholarship
    The William E. Robinson Scholarship is awarded to a CJC student who demonstrates commitment to excellence in the fields of jazz and related styles of music.
  • The Sy Grossman Family Scholarship
    A scholarship fund created in loving memory of CJC board member, jazz pianist and dear friend Seymour Grossman.
  • East Bay Center for the Performing Arts Scholarship
    A scholarship established by the California Jazz Conservatory in conjunction with East Bay Center for the Performing Arts to provide graduates of the Young Artist Diploma Program with partial scholar- ships to attend the California Jazz Conservatory degree program in Jazz Studies.
  • The Dick Hindman Prize in Jazz Piano
    First, second and third place prizes are awarded annually to three current California Jazz Conservatory students who demonstrate excellence in jazz piano. The Dick Hindman Prize in Jazz Piano was established in 2018 by Jacquelin and Sheafe Ewing in honor of revered San Francisco Bay Area jazz pianist and teacher Dick Hindman.