JOE BONAMASSA BLUES GUITAR SCHOLARSHIP
The Joe Bonamassa Blues Guitar Scholarship (sponsored by the Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation) was created in honor of legendary Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa to directly encourage and support the educational growth of a newly enrolling Blues guitar student at MI.
The scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2019 to an intermediate or advanced student (U.S. or non-U.S. citizens) enrolling in the Associate of Arts or Bachelor’s of Music in Performance (Guitar) program who demonstrates overall outstanding musicianship, passion for the instrument and the potential for developing their own individual sound or unique voice on the instrument in the Blues genre.
For programs beginning SPRING 2019
Deadline is March 1, 2019
- Award is $5,000.00 tuition credit to be applied (in three installments of $1,666 per quarter) to the first three consecutive quarters of the program.
- Newly enrolling AA or B.M. (Guitar) students only.
- Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
- May only be applied to the Associate of Arts and Bachelor’s of Music in Performance (Guitar) Program. Certificate and MI Select programs are not eligible.
- Currently enrolled/or returning students in any MI program are not eligible.
- 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 AA or B.M. (Guitar) 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. Current/returning students in any MI program are not eligible.
- YouTube video URL: YouTube video of you performing three (3) songs in the Blues genre on the electric and/or acoustic guitar. It is required that this include two (2) live ensemble (band or duo) performances, and one (1) unaccompanied solo performance. No play-along 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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