Scholarships

  

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Below is a complete listing of our department scholarships and awards.

Jerry and Carol Goldsmith Music Scholarship

David A. Alpert Scholarships

Herb Alpert Music Scholarships

Abe Robyn Guitar Scholarship

Elizabeth R. Mayer Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Glynn T. Settle Scholarship

Jazz Band Scholarship

Leslie P. Clausen Scholarship

Marion Suovanen Classical Guitar Scholarship

Robert V. Altheuser Scholarship

Robert E. Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship

William D. Kevany Scholarship

Alice Sutton Scholarship

Joseph Dyer Performing and Visual Arts Scholarship

Book Awards

Abbott Award

Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards

Academic Achievement Awards

Honors Audition Award

Paul Park Young Musicians Scholarship Award

Paul Park Chamber Music Award

Paul Park Most Improved Pianist Award

Lenore Saunders Music Scholarship

 

Name of Scholarship

Jerry and Carol Goldsmith Music Scholarship

 Intended Purpose For music majors with exceptional musical performance talent.
 Semester Awarded Twice yearly
 Amount Awarded $500. Winner performs on the Honor’s Program
 Criteria for Applying
  • Must be a music major
  • Must demonstrate musical abilities at an audition before a panel of judges
 
 Requirements to Apply Applicants must have a strong drive for achievement and give evidence of cooperation, leadership and contribution to Department activities 
 Deadline to Apply Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
 Contact  Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
   

Name of Scholarship

David A. Alpert Scholarships

 Intended Purpose The David A. Alpert Scholarship was established to recognize and reward either incoming or current first semester music students with exceptional musical performance talent. The recipients of the scholarships shall be known as an Alpert Scholars.
 Semester Awarded Once yearly
 Amount Awarded Up to $5,000 - number of winners will vary
 Criteria for Applying
  • Either an incoming or a current first semester music major at LACC
  • Letter of recommendation from current music teacher
  • Demonstration of musical abilities by an in-person audition before a panel of judges
 Requirements to Apply
  • A strong drive for achievement and evidence of cooperation, leadership and contribution to Music Department activities
  • If selected as the audition winner or runner-up, the student is known as the Alpert Scholar and must be enrolled as a Full-time music major as defined by the Music Department in the two semesters following the granting of the award and maintain an overall GPA in all music subjects of not less than 3.0
 Deadline to Apply Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
 Contact  Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
   

Name of Scholarship

 

Herb Alpert Music Scholarships for Incoming Music Students

 Intended Purpose The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support to incoming LACC Music Department students who can demonstrate financial need. The scholarship will be granted based on need and talent. 
 Semester Awarded Twice yearly
 Amount Awarded Up to $5,000 - number of winners will vary
 Criteria/Requirements for  Applying
  • Candidates must become full-time music majors in the LACC Music Department and maintain a 3.2 GPA
  • Candidates must demonstrate financial need:
    • Candidates must submit either the Expected Family Contribution Form from the FAFSA, or the award letter from LACC’s Financial Aid Office
  • Candidates must submit a one-page, typed essay describing their financial need, music education, music experiences, career goals, and what led them to choose music as their education
  • Candidates must include a letter of recommendation from a qualified teacher
  • Candidates must be graduating seniors in high school or transfers from another college/university
 Deadline to Apply Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
 Contact  Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
   

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Herb Alpert Music Scholarships for Continuing Music Majors

 Intended Purpose The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support to incoming LACC Music Department students who can demonstrate financial need. The scholarship will be granted based on need and talent
 Semester Awarded  Twice yearly
 Amount Awarded  Up to $5,000 - number of winners will vary
 Criteria/Requirements for  Applying
  • Candidates must be full-time music majors in the LACC Music Department and maintain a 3.2 GPA
  • Candidates must have studied a minimum of two semesters (one full academic year) at LACC Music Department
  • Candidates must demonstrate financial need:
    • Candidates must submit either the Expected Family Contribution Form from the FAFSA or the award letter from LACC’s Financial Aid Office
  • Candidates must submit a one-page, typed essay describing their financial need, music education, music experiences, career goals, and what led them to choose music as their education
  • Candidates must include a letter of recommendation from a LACC Professor of Music
  • Candidates must be planning to transfer to a four-year university or conservatory
 Deadline to Apply Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
 Contact  Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
   

Name of Scholarship

Abe Robyn Guitar Scholarship

 Intended Purpose Established by Mr. Abe Robyn to recognize and reward outstanding efforts and accomplishments of LACC guitar students. It is intended that this scholarship be awarded to students whose primary emphasis is on the classical guitar, its technique, repertoire and promotion.
 Semester Awarded Once yearly
 Amount Awarded  $100.00
 Criteria for Applying
  • Demonstration of outstanding development in technical and interpretive skills reflected in the student’s guitar performance 
  • Completion of at least two semesters of guitar related courses at LACC 
  • Enrolled in a third guitar related course the time of the award 
  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA in all guitar courses 
 Requirements to Apply
  • Students must demonstrate outstanding progressive development in technical and interpretive skills reflected in their guitar performance 
  • If more than one student is recommended, an audition may be required 
  • Applicants must have a strong drive for achievement and give evidence of cooperation, leadership and contribution to Department activities 
  • A student may receive this scholarship only once 
  • The award may be shared by two guitarists
 Deadline to Apply Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
 Contact  Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
   

Name of Scholarship

Elizabeth R. Mayer Memorial Scholarship

 Intended Purpose The Elizabeth R. Mayer Memorial Scholarship is to be awarded to a LACC student whose primary musical emphasis is either piano or chamber music instruments, and who exhibits a strong desire for achievement and gives evidence of cooperation, leadership and contribution to Music Department activities.
 Semester Awarded Spring
 Amount Awarded $150.00
 Criteria for Applying
  • Currently a Music Major at LACC at the time of the award
  • Enrollment in at least two of the following classes at the time of the award; Music 313, 314, 351, 361, 705, 725
  • At least one semester of part- or full-time attendance at LACC prior to receiving the award
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
 Requirements to Apply If a student has been exempted by the Music Chairman from the full requirements, the student must be taking at least 6 units of the requirements during the semester of the award. The winner is selected by an auditions committee.
 Deadline to Apply Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
 Contact  Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
   

Name of Scholarship

Dr. Glynn T. Settle Scholarship

 Intended Purpose The Dr. Glynn T. Settle Scholarship was established in 1990 as a memorial to Dr. Glynn T. Settle.
 Semester Awarded Twice yearly
 Amount Awarded $100.00
 Criteria for Applying
  • A Music Major at LACC at the time of the award
  • At least a 3.0 GPA in all units completed at LACC (If a student possesses extraordinary musical ability, the GPA may be reduced to 2.5)
  • Qualification for Campus Financial Aid
  • Completion of at least 12 course units at LACC
 Requirements to Apply Selection of winner by an auditions committee.
 Deadline to Apply Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
 Contact  Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
   

Name of Scholarship

Jazz Band Scholarship

 Intended Purpose The LACC Jazz Band Scholarship was established to provide at least one $100 scholarship, but no more than two, each semester to an instrumental jazz student who needs financial help and who exhibits a strong desire for achievement.
 Semester Awarded Twice yearly
 Amount Awarded $100.00
 Criteria for Applying
  • Enrollment in at least one Jazz-related class
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 6 units in Music at the time of the award
  • At least one previous semester of part- or full-time attendance at LACC prior to winning the award
 Requirements to Apply
  • The scholarship is awarded to a student who possesses a love for the particular instrument(s) and who works hard to improve his/her level of competence in Jazz. Although the essence of this award is dedication and effort, nothing in the above is intended to exclude full-time or academically proficient students.
  • A student may receive this award more than once. The winner is selected by a committee of full-time music faculty.
 Deadline to Apply Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
 Contact  Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
   

Name of Scholarship

Leslie P. Clausen Scholarship

Intended Purpose Created by a cash gift from Mr. & Mrs. Leslie P. Clausen on December 30, 1974 to reward needy students who possess superior musical talent and achievement.
Semester Awarded Twice yearly
Amount Awarded $300.00
Criteria for Applying
  • A music major as defined by the Music Department at LACC the semester of the award
  • At least one previous semester as a full-time student at LACC prior to winning the award
  • Enrollment in a music curriculum leading to an AA degree
  • Enrollment in an average of at least one General Education course per semester since the first semester (excluding P.E. and health)
  • Must be a full-time LACC student the semester following the granting of the award
  • Demonstration of financial need
  • An excellent performer or composer
  • At least a 3.0 GPA in all subjects 3.0; at least a 3.2 GPA in all music subjects
  • A strong drive for achievement and evidence of cooperation, leadership, and contribution to Music Department activities
Requirements to Apply -
Deadline to Apply Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
Contact  Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
   

Name of Scholarship

Marion Suovanen Classical Guitar Scholarship

 Intended Purpose The Marion Suovanen Memorial Scholarship has been established by Mr. Elmer Suovanen to perpetuate his wife’s love of the classical guitar and to encourage, promote and recognize efforts and accomplishments of LACC classical guitar students. 
 Semester Awarded Spring
 Amount Awarded Variable
 Criteria for Applying
  • Must have completed at least one semester of a classical guitar related course at LACC
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in all guitar courses
  • Enrolled in a second guitar related course at the time of the award
  • If more than one student is recommended, an audition may be required
  • A student may receive this scholarship only once
 Requirements to Apply
  • Winner shall be selected by the LACC Music Scholarship Selection Committee
  • Applicants must demonstrate outstanding development in technical and interpretive skills reflected in their guitar performance, and be highly motivated and give awarded to students whose primary emphasis is on the classical guitar, it’s technique, repertoire, and promotion
 Deadline to Apply Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
 Contact  Music Department Office 
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
   

Name of Scholarship

Robert V. Altheuser Scholarship

 Intended Purpose The Robert V. Altheuser Scholarship was established to recognize and award a music student with outstanding efforts and accomplishments in the choral/ vocal abilities in classical or commercial music.
 Semester Awarded Twice yearly
 Amount Awarded Variable
 Criteria for Applying
  • A full-time student as defined by the college
  • A music major as defined by the Music Department at LACC the semester of the award
  • At least one semester of full-time residence at LACC prior to winning the award
  • Enrollment in a music curriculum leading to an AA degree
  • Enrollment in an average of one General Education course each semester
  • Enrollment in at least one choral ensemble and one voice class the semester of the award, maintaining an exemplary status in both courses
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 or better with no grade less than "B" in any voice or choral class
 Requirements to Apply Selection by a panel of full-time music faculty 
 Deadline to Apply Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
 Contact  Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
   

Name of Scholarship

Robert E. Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship

Intended Purpose This scholarship was created in memory of Robert E. Wilkinson (1925-2000), professor of music at LACC for over 38 years. Bob was also Dean of Student Activities, Dean of Academic Affairs, and a member of the Foundation Board of Directors.
Semester Awarded Spring
Amount Awarded Variable
Criteria for Applying
  • B+ minimum GPA
  • Music major
  • Minimum of 8 semester units
  • Performer or composer
Requirements to Apply Talent, proficiency level and potential shall be determined by an Audition Committee; the scholarship is awarded to a student who possesses a love for the particular instrument(s), and who works hard to improve his/her level of competence. The essence of this award is dedication and effort; nothing in the above is intended to exclude full-time or academically proficient students.
Deadline to Apply Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
Contact  Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
   

Name of Scholarship

William D. Kevany Scholarship

 Intended Purpose The William D. Kevany Scholarship was established to provide financial support to a LACC student whose primary musical emphasis is instrumental. It is the intention of this scholarship to reward that student who shall possess not only musical talent, but who also exhibits a strong desire for achievement.
 Semester Awarded Twice yearly
 Amount Awarded $150.00
 Criteria for Applying
  • Enrollment in at least one instrumental class at the time of the award
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 6 units in Music at the time of the award
  • At least one previous semester of part- or full-time attendance at LACC prior to receiving the award
 Requirements to Apply Talent, proficiency level and potential shall be determined by an Audition Committee; the scholarship is awarded to a student who possesses a love for the particular instrument(s), and who works hard to improve his/her level of competence. The essence of this award is dedication and effort; nothing in the above is intended to exclude full-time or academically proficient students.
 Deadline to Apply Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
 Contact  Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
   

Name of Scholarship

Alice Sutton Scholarship

 Intended Purpose Established by Ms. Clare Bronsen to recognize and reward outstanding efforts and accomplishments of LACC piano and organ students. It is intended that this scholarship be awarded to students whose primary emphasis is on piano and organ, its technique, repertoire and promotion.
 Semester Awarded Once yearly
 Amount Awarded $100.00
 Criteria for Applying
  • Piano or organ student
  • Music major
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Completed at least 12 course units at LACC
 Requirements to Apply
  • Applicants must have a strong drive for achievement and give evidence of cooperation, leadership and contribution to Department activities 
  • A student may receive this scholarship only once 
 Deadline to Apply Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
 Contact  Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
   

Name of Scholarship

Joseph Dyer Performing and Visual Arts Scholarship

 Intended Purpose This scholarship is granted to Los Angeles City College students as acknowledgement of excellence, for humanitarian reasons, for handicapped persons, etc.; to support scholarships for deserving, talented students who are studying performing and visual arts.
 Semester Awarded Twice yearly
 Amount Awarded $150.00
 Criteria/Requirements for  Applying

Open to both men and women. To be considered as a candidate for this award, a student must:

  • Have completed a minimum of 24 units at LACC
  • Have at least 3.0 GPA in all units completed at LACC
  • Be currently enrolled in a minimum of 9 units at LACC
 Deadline to Apply Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
 Contact  Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
   

Name of Scholarship

Book Awards

 Intended Purpose For students to use to buy books and supplies in the LACC Bookstore. Award can be used in the Fall or Spring semester following the award.
 Semester Awarded Twice yearly
 Amount Awarded Varies
 Criteria for Applying
  • Must be a music major
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units at the time of application
  • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or better
  • Must enroll as a music major in the Fall or Spring semester following the award
  • Must give evidence of cooperation, leadership and contribution to Music Department activities
  • A student may receive this award more than once
 
 Requirements to Apply
  • Applicants must have a strong drive for achievement and give evidence of cooperation, leadership and contribution to Department activities 
 Deadline to Apply Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
 Contact  Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
   

Name of Scholarship

Abbott Award

 Intended Purpose For music majors specializing in voice.
 Semester Awarded Twice yearly
 Amount Awarded $250.00
 Criteria for Applying
  • Must be a music major specializing in voice
  • Must have completed Music 400
  • Must be taking a voice class at the time of application
 Requirements to Apply
  • Applicants must have a strong drive for achievement and give evidence of cooperation, leadership and contribution to Department activities 
 Deadline to Apply Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
 Contact  Music Department Office 
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
   

Name of Scholarship

Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards

 Intended Purpose

This award recognizes the music major who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement.

 Semester Awarded

Twice yearly

 Amount Awarded

$200.00

 Criteria for Applying

  • Be a music major as defined by the Music Department, enrolled in Harmony, Musicianship, Keyboard Harmony, Piano, Current Musical Events, and a Performing Organization (unless exempted by the department Chair)
  • Be enrolled in 10 or more units at LACC
  • Have completed 10 or more units with a 3.2 OR BETTER grade point average in each of the two immediate past semesters.

 Requirements to Apply

Applicants must have a strong drive for achievement and give evidence of cooperation, leadership and contribution to Department activities.

 Deadline to Apply

Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880

 Contact  Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
   

Name of Scholarship

Academic Achievement Awards

Intended Purpose This award recognizes the music major who demonstrates excellent academic achievement.
Semester Awarded Twice yearly
Amount Awarded $50.00
Criteria for Applying
  • Be a music major as defined by the Music Department, enrolled in Harmony, Musicianship, Keyboard Harmony, Piano, Current Musical Events, and a Performing Organization (unless exempted by the department Chair)
  • Be enrolled in 10 or more units at LACC
  • Have completed 10 or more units with a 3.2 OR BETTER grade point average in each of the two immediate past semesters.
Requirements to Apply Applicants must have a strong drive for achievement and give evidence of cooperation, leadership and contribution to Department activities.
Deadline to Apply Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
Contact Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880

 

 

Name of Scholarship

Honors Audition Award

 Intended Purpose

The Honors Audition Award recognizes the student who performs on our Music Honors Program. The student is auditioned in front of the full-time faculty, who make their decisions based upon musicianship, technique, stage presence and memorization.

 Semester Awarded

Twice yearly

 Amount Awarded

 

$50.00

 Criteria for Applying

  • Must be a music major as defined by the Music Department
  • Must be currently enrolled in a performing ensemble at LACC
  • Must have completed at least one semester as a Music Major at LACC
  • Must carry a minimum of 10 units and have a “C” average or better in all subjects during the present semester

 Requirements to Apply

 
  • A strong drive for achievement and evidence of cooperation, leadership and contribution to Department activities.
  • Demonstrate great talent and potential

 Deadline to Apply

Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880

 Contact 

Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880

 

 

Name of Scholarship

Paul Park Young Musicians Scholarship Award

 Intended Purpose

This award was established in honor of Paul Park and recognizes piano or chamber music students.

 Semester Awarded

Twice yearly

 Amount Awarded

Varies

 Criteria for Applying

  • Be a music major as defined by the Music Department, either incoming or first semester
  • Be or plan to be a full-time student with 12 or more units
  • Be or plan to be enrolled in a Music curriculum leading to an AA degree
  • Be or plan to be enrolled in Piano, Piano Ensemble, or Chamber Music
  • Have a grade point average (GPA) in all subjects of not less than 3.0

 Requirements to Apply

  • Have a strong drive for achievement and give evidence of cooperation, leadership, and contribution to Music Department activities
  • Demonstrate talent, proficiency level and potential

 Deadline to Apply

Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880

 Contact 

Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880

 

 

Name of Scholarship

Paul Park Chamber Music Award

 Intended Purpose

This award was established in honor of Paul Park and recognizes chamber music students.

 Semester Awarded

Twice yearly

 Amount Awarded

Varies

 Criteria for Applying

  • Be a music major as defined by the Music Department
  • Be a full-time student with 12 or more units
  • Have had at least two previous semesters of Chamber Music at LACC
  • Be enrolled in a Music curriculum leading to an AA degree with an average of at least one General Education course completed per semester (excluding P.E., Health and E.S.L.) since the first semester attending LACC
  • Be enrolled in Chamber Music at the time of the award, maintaining an exemplary status in the course
  • Have a grade point average (GPA) in all subjects of not less than 3.0

 Requirements to Apply

  • Have a strong drive for achievement and give evidence of cooperation, leadership, and contribution to Music Department activities
  • Demonstrate talent, proficiency level and potential

 Deadline to Apply

Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880

 Contact 

Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880

 

 

Name of Scholarship

Paul Park Most Improved Pianist Award

 Intended Purpose

This award was established in honor of Paul Park and recognizes upper level piano students.

 Semester Awarded

Twice yearly

 Amount Awarded

Varies

 Criteria for Applying

  • Be a music major as defined by the Music Department
  • Be a full-time student with 12 or more units
  • Be enrolled in a Music curriculum leading to an AA degree
  • Be enrolled in an UPPER LEVEL piano class (Piano III, Piano IV or Intermediate Piano) at the time of the award, maintaining an exemplary status in the course
  • Have a grade point average (GPA) in all subjects of not less than 3.0

 Requirements to Apply

  • Have a strong drive for achievement and give evidence of cooperation, leadership, and contribution to Music Department activities
  • Demonstrate talent, proficiency level and potential

 Deadline to Apply

Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880

 Contact

Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
   

Name of Scholarship

 

Lenore Saunders Music Scholarship

 Intended Purpose This award was established in honor of Lenore Saunders and recognizes upper level music students.
 Semester Awarded Twice yearly
 Amount Awarded Varies
 Criteria for Applying
  • Be a music major as defined by the Music Department
  • Be a full-time student with 12 or more units
  • Be enrolled in a Music curriculum leading to an AA degree
  • Be enrolled in an UPPER LEVEL instrumental class at the time of the award, maintaining an exemplary status in the course
  • Have a grade point average (GPA) in all subjects of not less than 3.0
 Requirements to Apply
  • Have a strong drive for achievement and give evidence of cooperation, leadership, and contribution to Music Department activities
  • Demonstrate talent, proficiency level and potential
 Deadline to Apply Contact the Music Department Office for deadline (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880
 Contact  Music Department Office  
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2880