Two of South Carolina’s most famous treasures are James Brown and Chubby Checker!
Chubby Checker is best known for recording the most popular version of the dance tune, “The Twist.” Still popular today, the song has provided Checker with many twists and turns in his life.
James Joseph Brown was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the “Godfather of Soul”.
Now here are some scholarship opportunities for Music Majors!
Whether you’re a talented flutist or an aspiring composer, attending an excellent music school can help you achieve your goals. However, the cost can be prohibitive. For example, it costs over $62,000 per year to attend The Juilliard School, a world-renowned university for musicians and performers.
But you might not have to cover the expenses on your own. A number of music scholarships are available to help reduce your education costs.
NATIONAL YOUNG ARTS FOUNDATION
YoungArts’ signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15–18 or in grades 10–12 from across the United States. Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly accomplished artists, YoungArts winners receive valuable support, including financial awards of up to $10,000, professional development and educational experiences working with renowned mentors, and performance and exhibition opportunities at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions.
Throughout the year, the Foundation works to administer the various competitions for awards, scholarships, internships and commissions.
There are many scholarship and grant opportunities offered through this organization.
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JOHN LENNON SCHOLARSHIP
The John Lennon Scholarships are an annual competition open to student songwriters and composers of contemporary musical genres including alternative, pop, rock, indie, electronica, R&B, and experimental. Over the past twenty years, more than $400,000 in scholarships has been awarded to talented young musicians from colleges and universities throughout the United States, making this award one of the nation’s most esteemed accolades for emerging songwriters.
Established in 1997 by Yoko Ono in conjunction with the BMI Foundation, this scholarship program honors the memory of one of the preeminent songwriters of the 20th century. Lennon’s enormous creative legacy includes “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Strawberry Fields,” “Imagine,” “I Am the Walrus,” “All You Need Is Love,” and “Come Together,” and continues to inspire and uplift new generations of music lovers around the world.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship
If you’re an African-American or black college student majoring in the performing arts, you might qualify for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship. Award winners receive $3,000.
The CBCF has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving students for nearly three decades. Each year, we award more than 200 scholarships to students across the United States. Recipients demonstrate leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic talent, while other received need-based scholarships to reward their persistence in pursuing a quality education. Our scholarship programs support current or upcoming college students across a variety of disciplines.