The following are several organizations that you may wish to contact as part of your search for educational funding. Our scholarship listings are not exhaustive. We encourage all students to pursue scholarship opportunities in their local communities, as well as on a national level.

National Resources

Council on Foundations: Many local foundations offer educational scholarships to community members. The Council on Foundation’s “Foundation Locator” provides an exhaustive list of foundations across the U.S.

Dollars for Scholars: Dollars for Scholars is a nationwide program that provides educational scholarships to students in communities across America. Visit their website to see if Dollars for Scholars has a regional affiliate in your area.

Music Scholarships

America Israel Cultural Foundation

Anglo-Austrian Music Society

Asian Cultural Council

BMI Foundation

Canada Council for the Arts

Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Donna Reed Foundation

Furnace Record Pressing Music to Our Ears Scholarship

Geoff Richter Performing Arts Award

Glen Miller Birthplace Society

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation

Music Doing Good

National Federation of Music Clubs

Reading Community Singers

Sigma Alpha Iota

SoundBetter Music Scholarship

Sphinx Competition

Tarisio Trust Young Artist Grants

Tuesday Musical Association

Virtu Foundation


West Valley Light Opera

Women Band Directors International

Young Musicians Foundation

1st Art Gallery

Nationwide Scholarships

American Council of the Blind

American Foundation for the Blind

American Indian Graduate Center

American Scandinavian Foundation

Coca Cola Scholar Foundation

Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Japanese American Citizens League

The Jewish Federations of North America

Kosciuszko Foundation

The Krist Law Firm, P.C. National Scholarship

Lighthouse International

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund

NAACP Annual Scholarship Awards

National Federation of the Blind

National Italian American Foundation

National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution

The Point Foundation

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Shawn Carter Foundation

Always use caution when applying for private scholarship opportunities. Outside scholarships are sponsored, administered, and awarded by a variety of private agencies, organizations, and individual donors not affiliated with the Conservatory. Inclusion on this list does not constitute endorsement. This information is provided for informational purposes only. The NEC Financial Aid Office cannot guarantee the accuracy or the timeliness of information found at any of the outside scholarship sites above; therefore, it is critical that students verify information before applying.