The CJC awards unsolicited partial scholarships and prizes on occasion to qualified students based on a combina- tion 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 respon- sible 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:
GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND – JAZZSCHOOL COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL
This is a general fund created to help students in need attend classes in the Jazzschool Community Music School. Funds are allocated at the discretion of the director.
ANGELO J. MONTESANO SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund has been established in memory of beloved Bay Area jazz aficionados Angelo J. and Joanne Montesano.
BLACK YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Black Youth Scholarship Fund has been established by Kim Nalley, San Francisco Bay Area jazz and blues performing and recording artist, to forward the music education of deserving Black youth.
BOB PARLOCHA SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund was created in honor of Bob Parlocha, former KJAZ and WFMT radio announcer, jazz historian and tenor saxophonist. The fund provides financial support for the Young Musicians Program, which is designed for instrumental and vocal students between the ages of 11 and 18.
BUD SPANGLER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund was created to pay tribute to our dear friend Bud Spangler — revered Bay Area jazz drummer, recording/concert producer and radio announcer.
BUDDY MONTGOMERY JAZZ LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP
An annual scholarship awarded to a CJC student based on merit and need. The scholarship is offered through The Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Project, which was established to revitalize legendary vibraphonist Buddy Montgomery’s efforts in promoting the jazz art form. The awardee is selected for his or her demonstrated achievements in performance and knowledge of the jazz genre. Funds received for this fund will be used to offset the cost of tuition for a conservatory student.
DICK CONTE JAZZ PIANO SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Dick Conte Scholarship Fund was established in honor of noted Bay Area jazz pianist and radio luminary Dick Conte
EDDIE MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Named in honor of legendary Bay Area drummer Eddie Marshall, this scholarship is awarded to deserving drummers of all ages and levels based on a combination of merit and need.
GIRLS’ AND WOMEN’S CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund was established in memory of cherished guitarist and longtime Jazzschool student Barbara Fitzpatrick to offset the cost of tuition for Girls’ and Women’s Jazz and Blues Camps.
ORRIN KEEPNEWS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship, honoring legendary record producer Orrin Keepnews, provides financial support for deserving CJC students. Founder of the Riverside, Milestone and Landmark labels, he produced classic albums by some of the greatest artists in jazz, including Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans and Sonny Rollins.
SY GROSSMAN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
A scholarship fund for deserving CJC students created in loving memory of CJC board member, jazz pianist and dear friend Sy Grossman.