Scholarships and Opportunities: Week of February 6

Community Foundation of Louisville Scholarships

The Community Foundation of Louisville is seeking qualified applicants for over 50 scholarship funds. These funds were established at the Foundation to assist students in their pursuit of higher education and defray educational expenses such as tuition, fees and books. To some, scholarships make the reality of higher education more tangible.

Click here for more information, visit their website here to learn more about Community Foundation of Louisville’s scholarship program and create an account to complete the general application, available here. All scholarships are available online. The deadline to complete and submit an application is March 15, 2017 at 11:59pm.

Email with any questions.

David L. Jones Vocal Music Scholarship

Through the establishment of a fund at the Jefferson County Public Education Foundation, JCPS seniors have the opportunity to receive a $5,000 college scholarship for the college of their choice. The student nominated for this Vocal scholarship should be involved in a choral music program and pursuing music in college; A desirable qualification would be a letter of acceptance from the senior’s college or university music school. The intention is the student will use the scholarship beginning in the summer or fall of their graduation year.

  • Each school will submit one applicant.
  • A committee that consists of board members from the Jefferson County Public Education Foundation and David L. Jones will review all eligible applications. The finalist will be chosen in late April.
  • Based on the application process and interview scores, the applicant will be awarded the $5,000 scholarship.

In addition to the attached application, students should also complete the following:

  • An official transcript of grades and test scores
  • A letter of recommendation from your vocal music teacher (Mr. Cook)
  • A 300-word essay explaining “Why I am pursuing vocal music” in college

Please make sure all materials are typed. This scholarship is by nomination – only one student is allowed to be submitted for consideration from each of the four schools.  Make sure your work is neat and that you spend time writing a great essay.

Please turn in all materials to Mr. Robinson no later than the end of the school day on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. This date is earlier than the date on the application so we have time to review all materials and select our candidate.

If you have any questions, contact Mr. Robinson at 485-8534 or

The William Tolbert Whittenberg Scholarship for Performing Arts Excellence

The William Tolbert Whittenberg Scholarship for Performing Arts Excellence was established in 1987 to enable gifted students with limited financial support to pursue advanced study in the performing arts. The amount of the award is between $1,000 and $5,000 and is a non-renewable scholarship opportunity.

Who is Eligible?

  • Residents of the Kentuckiana region
  • Must be between the ages of 16 and 20
  • Plan to pursue a professional career in the performing arts

The financial support is to be used solely for advanced professional training in the performing arts and may be used towards such expenses as tuition, apprenticeship with a coach or company, seminars or workshops or advanced study. The scholarship may NOT be used for the purchase of instruments or equipment.

Funds will not be awarded if such award will reduce or replace other financial support available to the applicant.

Application Process

  • Complete online application
  • Send two letters of recommendation
  • Submit an essay stating career goals, scholarship need and intended use of funds

The application opens March 1, 2017, and the application deadline is April 10, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Submit materials via email to

The application will be available starting March 1, 2017 here.

NYU Steinhardt School Music Business Summer Institute for High School Students

This summer program is holding two sessions: June 26 – July 7 and July 17 – 20, 2017

  • Where do record labels go to discover new talent?
  • What are some of the techniques used to gauge new talent by record labels?
  • What is the expanded role of the music manager in the current music industry environment?
  • How does an artist brand themselves using the many social media and promotional outlets available today?
  • What are some of the opportunities you, as a singer/songwriter, have to license your music in film and television?
  • Is streaming and not ownership of music still the future of the music industry?
  • Why it is still important to perfect your live performances?

These are just a few of the questions that be answered in this 10-day Music Business Summer Institute.

By participating in class sessions, attending concerts, visiting major venues and music industry sites, and interacting with industry professionals, you will walk away with a brief overview of the current music industry, challenge your ideas an=bout the future of the industry, and create innovative ways to discover, develop, and market the future stars in the music industry.

Click here for the application and fee information, and email questions to

The Producers Scholarship 2017

The Producers will award $1,500 scholarships to nine outstanding YPAS seniors. Additional scholarships include the $500 Robert W. West Award and the $1,000 Dave Peak Spirit Award.

The criteria for this scholarship are listed below:

  • The applicant must be a member of the Producers all years that he/she has attended YPAS
  • The applicant must be a current senior at YPAS
  • The applicant must demonstrate a strong work ethic, talent, and commitment to the performing arts
  • The applicant must have a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Applicant must plan to major in the performing arts in college.  This includes, but is not limited to a major in the following specialized areas: performance; working behind the scenes in production or other technical field; teaching some aspect of the performing arts; or, combining several activities within the field of performing arts.

Your completed application packet is due to the YPAS Main Office by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Click here for more details, complete instructions, and all application materials.

Dorothy P. King Charitable Endowment for Dance

The Dorothy P. King Charitable Endowment for Dance is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Louisville.  Its purpose is to provide financial assistance for dance students to attend a summer dance program or dance conservancy. Sophomore and Junior Dancers may contact the YPAS Counseling or Dance Department to apply for this scholarship. Each year in May, the Community Foundation of Louisville will finalize the selection process and announce the scholarship recipient. The scholarship grants will be up to $1,000 toward the student’s summer dance tuition and fees.

Students who are interested in applying for a scholarship from the Dorothy P. King Charitable Endowment for Dance must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Applicant must be a sophomore or junior YPAS Dance Ensemble Major;
  • Applicant must be enrolled in the Dance Ensemble Class and has clearly demonstrated continued improvement in his/her dance technique and dance artistry and has honored all ensemble contract requirements;
  • Applicants must have been accepted into a summer dance program or conservatory for the following summer;
  • Applicants must have earned all A’s or B’s in all YPAS Dance Majors Courses;
  • Applicants must have an overall 3.25/4.0 Grade Point Average;
  • Applicant has demonstrated financial need;
  • Applicant displays a passion for dance and a desire to improve;
  • Applicant must submit (1) a Letter of Recommendation from a YPAS Dance faculty member and (2) a typed essay describing the applicant’s desire, dedication, and potential in dance and how attending the summer dance program will benefit him/her.

To apply, provide Mr. Robinson with the following documents no later than April 14, 2017:

1. A copy of your letter of acceptance from the summer dance study program or conservancy;

2. Documentation of the cost of the summer dance program to which the student has been accepted;

3. Documentation of your financial need (parent’s income tax return);

4. A letter of recommendation from a YPAS dance faculty member;

5. A typed essay describing your desire, dedication, and potential in dance and how attending the summer dance program will benefit you as a future artist.

Louisville Bar Association’s Summer Law Institute

The 2017 Louisville Bar Association Summer Law Institute is also co-sponsored by the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and Bellarmine University.  The SLI will again be held at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law the week of June 11-17.

This is a residential camp for high school students interested in a career in the field of law.  The week will involve field trips to the Federal courthouse, the Judicial Center, and Bellarmine University.  The daily agenda will include panel discussions with attorneys and judges, mock trial sessions, and topics taught by attorneys and law school professors.  The SLI is funded in part by the Louisville Bar Foundation which allows them to keep the cost to students at $175 including housing and meals.  A limited number of scholarships are available. Click here for more information and to apply.

Louis-Edward Nicklies Scholarship

The Louis-Edward Nicklies Scholarship Fund was established by the late Marguerite Elizabeth Nicklies to assist students who wish to pursue a career in Law, Engineering, Teaching, Medicine. or the Christian Ministry at an accredited college, University, or School of Divinity located in Jefferson County, Kentucky. The deadline to apply is March 24, 2017. Click here for more information and to apply.