The George Duke Keyboard Scholarship is generously funded by Rich Buchanan and James Chesser on behalf of the Stanley Clarke Foundation; and has been created to honor the exceptional talents and artistic career of the legendary George Duke. The scholarship will be awarded to students newly enrolling (and currently enrolled) in the Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Music or Master of Music (Keyboard) Programs, who demonstrate overall outstanding musicianship and “groove” in any of the following genres: R&B, Funk, Jazz, or Pop on piano and/or keyboard.


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


  • Award is $2,500.00 tuition credit to be applied as $1,250 per quarter towards the current quarter (if a balance is owed) and/or the next contiguous quarter(s) tuition as long as the recipient maintains satisfactory progress.


  • Newly enrolling and current AA, B.M. MM (Keyboard) students only.
  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • Newly enrolling and current/returning students are eligible.


  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (full-time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the (Keyboard) program for the full duration of the scholarship may 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.
  • Newly enrolling and current/returning students are eligible.


  1. YouTube video URL: Video must contain at a minimum: you performing three (3) songs in any of the following genres: R&B, Funk, Jazz or Pop on the acoustic and/or electric piano. It is required that this include two (2) live ensemble (band or duo) performances, and one (1) solo (unaccompanied) performance. No playalong or prerecorded backing 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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