SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE
A major purpose of the Idaho Jazz Society is to provide scholarship assistance for jazz education. Scholarships are available at both the secondary school (including junior, middle and high school students) and college levels.

College Level Applicants
To be considered at the college level, you must meet the following requirements:
  • An Idaho resident
  • A declared music major at a recognized college/university/conservatory, either in performance or education
  • First time applicants must also submit the following:
  • A brief narrative, in your own words, explaining why you feel you are qualified
  • Transcripts showing at least a 3.0 GPA
  • A letter of recommendation from at least one (more is better) faculty member who is familiar with your work
  • A recording or video of your performances
  • If applying directly from high school, you must also show that you have been accepted into a college for an approved course of study
  • Renewals: If you've already received a scholarship and wish to renew it for the subsequent term, you need to verify that you are maintaining your grades and are continuing your studies in your approved field.
Submission Process
College level applicants are asked to use a free Google website for submittal of all information. Templates can be found at https://sites.google.com. Helpful instructions for their use can be found at gwebwizard.com. Note that this requires a Gmail account (also free). The files submitted on this site MUST NOT be "private." The IJS scholarship approval team needs to be able to read them.

Deadlines for College Scholarship Applications
The deadlines to apply for Idaho Jazz Society college level scholarships are July 10 (fall semester) and January 10 (spring semester).

Secondary and Middle School Applicants
The Philip B. Garonzik Music Scholarship has been established to provide annual scholarships for quality private music instruction for talented junior, middle and high school age instrumental musicians who would normally not be able to afford them. To be considered for the secondary school level (junior/middle/high school), students must meet the following requirements:
  • Complete the Philip B. Garonzik Music Scholarship application form. Download the application form here PDF.   (Note: the PBG Scholarship application form is a pdf document. You need Adobe Reader® to open this file.)
  • Play an instrument
  • Reside in the Boise area
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • First time applicants must also be nominated by a music teacher or band director who is familiar with the applicant's playing
  • Renewals: Recipients must reapply each year, however, recipients of this scholarship must attend lessons regularly and show satisfactory progress, as verifed by their private music instructor each semester.
Decisions on scholarship awards are made by officers of the Idaho Jazz Society and its Board of Directors. Completed applications and other required materials for the Philip B. Garonzik Scholarship should be sent by mail or email to the following address: Idaho Jazz Society
P.O. Box 140655
Garden City, ID 83714-0655
ijscommunications@gmail.com
Deadlines for PBG Scholarship Applications
The deadlines to apply for the Philip B. Garonzik Memorial Music scholarship are July 10 (fall semester) and January 10 (spring semester).

Family members of the Idaho Jazz Society officers and board members are not eligible.
For more information on IJS scholarships, contact ijscommunications@gmail.com