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 Blues guitar student at MI.

The scholarship will be awarded in Fall 2019 to an intermediate or advanced student (U.S. or non-U.S. citizens) enrolled 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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

For programs in session FALL 2019
Deadline is November 7th, 2019 5PM

AWARD

  • 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 Joe Bonamassa Scholarship Fund managed by The Musicians Foundation to be used for a future scholarship recipient.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Currently enrolled AA, B.M. or M.M. (Guitar) students only.
  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May only be applied to the Associate of Arts, Bachelor’s of Music and Master of Music in Performance (Guitar) Program. Previous scholarship winners are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 AA ,B.M. , or M.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.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  1. 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.

JOE BONAMASSA
GUITAR LEGEND

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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