You may dedicate your gift to any one of the following CJC Scholarships and Initiatives*
Scholarships & Initiatives
Dick Conte Jazz Piano Scholarship
In honor of jazz pianist and radio luminary Dick Conte
Eddie Marshall Scholarship
Awarded to Jazzschool students in honor of legendary jazz drummer Eddie Marshall
Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Scholarship
Awarded to an African American student enrolled in the CJC degree-program, in honor of jazz vibraphonist and pianist Buddy Montgomery
Kim Nalley Black Youth Scholarship
Established by jazz and blues recording artist Kim Nalley to advance jazz education among Black youth enrolled in the Jazzschool
Girls’ & Women’s Scholarship Fund
Provides financial assistance to Girls and Women enrolling in CJC programs.
John Santos Latin Jazz Scholarship
Established in honor of Latin jazz percussionist John Santos to support Latinx students at the California Jazz Conservatory.
CJC Degree Program Scholarship
To assist enrolled Conservatory students in financial need
To assist students in financial need attend Jazzschool classes
Mark Levine Memorial Scholarship
Established in honor and memory of internationally revered artist-educator, Mark Levine, the Mark Levine Memorial Scholarship is awarded to California Jazz Conservatory students based on merit, need and a demonstrated commitment to artistic and academic excellence in jazz.
* All scholarships at the California Jazz Conservatory are awarded based on a combination of merit and need.
For information on applying for scholarships contact Rob Ewing (email@example.com) for Jazzschool enrollment, or Jeff Denson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for degree program enrollment. For Girls’ & Women’s Camps scholarships contact Jean Fineberg (email@example.com)
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Awards & Prizes
Jamey Aebersold Award
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 Sy Grossman Family Award
An award created by the Grossman family in loving memory of CJC board member, jazz pianist and dear friend Seymour Grossman.
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.
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts Award
An award 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 scholarships to attend the California Jazz Conservatory degree program in Jazz Studies.
The Larry Stefl Award for Outstanding Achievement in Jazz
An annual award presented to deserving young guitar students of color in honor and memory of beloved Jazzschool student, guitarist Larry Stefl. (Thanks to a generous gift from Pamela Stefl Toki and John Toki)
William E. Robinson Award
The William E. Robinson Award is awarded to a CJC student who demonstrates commitment to excellence in the fields of jazz and related styles of music.