South Jersey Jazz Society “Bob Simon” Scholarship

Application deadline has been extended to July 1st!

The South Jersey Jazz Society has announced that the annual “Bob Simon” scholarship award will once again be available to aspiring middle school and high school students.  Bob was a long time supporter of the arts, and specifically jazz, in southern New Jersey The purpose of this scholarship is to give aspiring student musicians a chance to work one on one with a professional jazz educator.

This scholarship is open to any middle or high school student in Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean or Cumberland county.

To apply, simply include a short statement, no more than 100 words, as to why the applicant feels he/she deserves to receive this scholarship. An MP3 or CD sample of his/her work along with a letter of recommendation from a jazz educator must accompany the application. Applications should be sent to the South Jersey Jazz Society, PO Box 329, Somers Point, NJ 08244.

A committee of professional musicians/educators selected by the chairperson of the South Jersey Jazz Society education committee will oversee the selection process.

The selection panel will select an appropriate jazz instructor for the student. This instructor will be required to either be, currently teaching at a college or having taught at the college level at one time.

This program is made possible in part through the New Jersey State Council of the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the Local Arts Grant administered by Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs This program is made possible in part through the New Jersey State Council of the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts through the Local Arts Grant administered by Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs

Additional funding is provided by Shore Medical Center

Applications are due by June 1st. Application deadline has been extended to July 1st!

Downloads:  SJJS Scholarship Welcome Letter 2018, SJJS Information Sheet 2018Jazz Scholarship Application 2018.