The Greg Priest Memorial Drum Scholarship was created to honor the life and career of MI alumnus Greg Priest and to directly encourage and support the educational growth of students who demonstrate overall outstanding musicianship, and the ability to excel in any style or genre on their instrument enrolling in the AA (Drum) or Bachelor of Music in Performance Studies Program (Drum) at Musicians Institute in Fall 2020.


For programs beginning FALL 2020
Deadline is August 28th, 2020


  • Award is $5,000.00 tuition credit to be applied (in three installments of $1,666 per quarter) to the three consecutive quarters of the program. If student completes their program(s) prior to receiving all funding, the balance will not be paid out to the awardee, but will (instead) be returned to the Greg Priest Memorial Drum Performance Scholarship Fund managed by The Musicians Foundation to be used for a future scholarship recipient.


  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May only be applied to the Associate of Arts in Performance (AA Drum) Program and Bachelor of Music in Performance Studies (Drum)
  • Newly enrolling, and current/returning students are eligible.


  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions , as a new student to MI entering the program for the first time by the scholarship application deadline or must be a currently enrolled Drum Program student.
  • Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.


  1. YouTube video URL: Video must contain at a minimum: three (3) stylistically diverse songs on the drum set. It is required that this include two (2) live ensemble (band or duo) performances, and one (1) drum solo performance. No play-along or pre-recorded tracks will be accepted.
General Information for all MI Scholarships

1. Scholarship Amounts and Method of Award

  • Scholarships are awarded in the form of tuition credit only.
  • The total award amount will be determined after a review of your application.
  • The total award amount is divided by the number of quarters in your program and credited equally toward each quarter’s tuition (except MI Hardship Scholarship; which is a one-time award).

2. Application and Notification

  • MI Scholarships are available only to students enrolling in a new program. Before you may submit a scholarship application, you must have a Letter of Acceptance from MI’s Admission Department.
  • Scholarship applications are available from the Financial Aid Office or Admissions Department or by download from this site.
  • Completed applications submitted by the appropriate deadline will be reviewed and applicants will be notified of the results within two weeks after the deadline.

3. Other Information

  • All scholarships are non-transferable and may not be applied to any person, program, or start date other than those for which they were originally awarded.
  • Scholarship recipients who fail to meet minimum academic requirements during their enrollment will forfeit any remaining award balance (see scholarship applications for specific requirements).
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