About the Scholarship

CFJS Scholarships is accredited by the Central Florida Jazz Society. The foundation was Incorporated in 1974, CFJS is a 501c(3) tax-deductible, non-profit organization. The CFJS was started to preserve JAZZ as America’s original contribution to the arts, and Promote live jazz music in locals of Central Florida, it also provides scholarships for deserving young musicians and assistance for JAZZ education in the community.


How can the applicant apply for this scholarship?

  • The applicant must have completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to receive this award.

  • Applicants are supposed to send their sound recordings in mp3 as attachments to the provided email.

  • In addition to the musical recording, a letter of recommendation must be submitted.


CFJS Scholarships award amounts to

  • This scholarship provides $2500 annually and is to be used for school tuition or the purchase of musical equipment/repairs that are needed for educational purposes.

  • The awards offered are not renewable and the total number of awards offered by this scholarship is limited to 3 candidates each year.

  • Awards are not given directly to the student, but the checks will be mailed to a school, individual or store where instruments, repairs or accessories have been purchased.


Deadline information

The applications are to be submitted by the end of April 02, 2020. Students are informed to submit their scholarship application and other requirements are to be submitted before the due date. Applications and other information are available online on the Central Florida Jazz Society website.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The student must be studying jazz music.

  • The student should be in the high school senior year.

  • The student should be in the first three years of college.

  • The student has to give a live audition at Rollins College.

  • There is no age limit for the scholarship.

  • The applicants must be residents of or attend/plan to attend a college in Central Florida: Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard or Volusia counties.