The Chuck Silverman Memorial Drum Scholarship was created to honor the memory, exceptional talent and artistic career of longtime MI Drum Program faculty member Chuck Silverman, and is provided to support the educational growth of a (newly enrolling or currently enrolled) Drum Program student who demonstrates outstanding musicianship in any of the following genres: Latin, Brazilian, Latin-pop, Latin-jazz and/or Afro-Caribbean music.


For programs beginning FALL 2021
Deadline is September 3rd, 2021 (Friday of week 9)


  • The total scholarship award will be $1,000 credited toward the first quarter of the program.


  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May only be applied for students newly enrolling and currently enrolled in the Associate of Arts in Performance (AA Drum) or Bachelor of Music (Drum) Program.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.


  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (fulltime status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.


  • YouTube video URL: Video must contain at a minimum: three (3) songs in Latin, Brazilian, Latin-pop, Latin-jazz or Afro-Carribean genres on the drum set. It is required that this include two (2) ensemble (live band or duo, and/or pre-recorded play-along tracks format) performances; and one (1) unaccompanied drum (or percussion) performance (No play-along tracks will be accepted for the solo piece).
  • Application Deadline
    For programs beginning: FALL 2021
    Deadline is: Sept. 3, 2021


    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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