Scholarships, Awards, Programs

JEN Scholarships, Awards, and Programs




Nomination/Application Forms and Criteria are available online April 1st until closed October 15th, 11:59 EST for the various scholarships and awards available.

JEN Member Students and JEN Member teachers of students are encouraged to click the appropriate tab to self-nominate or nominate a candidate for a particular scholarship. The committee will consider the student in all areas that are applicable.

Thanks for your interest and good luck!

• Scholarships & Awards will be presented during the Annual JEN Conference.
• Compositions are performed at the JEN Composition Showcase during the Annual Conference.


Presidents Service Award

John LaPorta Jazz Educator of the Year Award 

JEN LeJENds of Jazz Education Award

JEN LeJENds of Latin Jazz Award


The David Baker Scholarship

The Hal Leonard Collegiate Scholarship

The Mary Jo Papich JEN Co-Founder Women in Jazz Scholarship

The Dr. Lou Fischer JEN Co-Founder Scholarship

The Mary Ann Fischer Scholarship Award


Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation/Jazz Education Network Research Fellowship

JAZZ2U Outreach Re-Grant Program

JEN Mentor Program

JEN Young Composer Showcase

Testimonials from previous scholarship winners:

Kim Aubuchon

“Winning the scholarship meant much more than simply getting a monetary award. I was able to attend a jazz camp, take private lessons with some of the top trumpet teachers in the country, and put money towards a new trumpet. Beyond the initial monetary benefits, I’ve built upon the knowledge I’ve gained, stayed in touch with the mentors I studied with, and I still love the horn I was able to buy. Winning that scholarship opened countless doors in my music career, and I’m deeply grateful.”
–Kim Aubuchon, The Mary Jo Papich JEN Co-Founder Women in Jazz Scholarship (2010 Winner)


“I really enjoyed receiving my scholarship in Atlanta last January. During the conference I was not only able to attend clinics, but also I was able to go behind the scenes with performing ensembles and watch them rehearse. I picked up a lot of great rehearsal strategies from watching the professional groups. I was also able to meet tons of great people and make a lot of great connections out of the conference and out of the JEN organization. I hope to be involved in JEN for the remainder of my musical career.”
–Caitlan Bryant, The Mary Jo Papich JEN Co-Founder Women in Jazz Scholarship (2013 Winner)


“Receiving the Hal Leonard scholarship was truly an honor. The scholarship granted funding that supported my education and also fostered an on-going relationship with the JEN board. Since then, I have strengthened those relationships by volunteering with JEN registration, serving as an intern for the Fundraising and Development Committee and working with the Outreach Committee.”

–Kathleen Hollingsworth, Hal Leonard Collegiate Scholarship (2011 Winner)