The CJC is grateful for the support of donors who contribute to these various funds created to assist students in financial need.
Scholarships & Initiatives*
Dick Conte Jazz Piano Scholarship In honor of jazz pianist and radio luminary Dick Conte
Eddie Marshall ScholarshipAwarded to Jazzschool students in honor of legendary jazz drummer Eddie Marshall
Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy ScholarshipAwarded to an African American student enrolled in the CJC degree-program, in honor of jazz vibraphonist and pianist Buddy Montgomery
Kim Nalley Black Youth ScholarshipEstablished by jazz and blues recording artist Kim Nalley to advance jazz education among Black youth enrolled in the Jazzschool
Girls’ & Women’s Camps ScholarshipsIn honor of Women’s Camp staff member and vocalist Laurie Silverman as well as guitarist and long-time Jazzschool student Barbara Fitzpatrick
John Santos Latin Jazz ScholarshipEstablished in honor of Latin jazz percussionist John Santos to support Latinx students at the California Jazz Conservatory.
CJC Degree Program ScholarshipTo assist enrolled Conservatory students in financial need
Jazzschool ScholarshipTo assist students in financial need attend Jazzschool classes
Real-Time-Online Technology Initiative In support of developing our technological abilities to teach, learn and perform online
RealTime OnStage InitiativeTo support presentation of professional-level live-streamed concerts, workshops and other live or recorded events that will support jazz artists and audiences all over the world.
* 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Jazzschool enrollment, or Jeff Denson (email@example.com) for degree program enrollment. For Girls’ & Women’s Camps scholarships contact Jean Fineberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Awards & PrizesJamey Aebersold AwardEstablished 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.
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts AwardAn 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 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.
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 Larry Stefl Award for Outstanding Achievement in JazzAn 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.