2023 Scholarship Competition

The Detroit Musicians Fund Announces 2023 Scholarship Competition
Detroit, MI – September 2023

The Detroit Musicians Fund is pleased to announce it will be offering its 2023 scholarship to a talented student of jazz music. This will be the fifth year implementing an “alternate year” system, accepting applications from college students performing in a specific idiom: either jazz or classical music. This year’s Detroit Musicians Fund Scholarship Competition will be open to students of jazz music.

The Detroit Musicians Fund will once again offer its annual music scholarship award in the amount of $1,000. “Thanks to a generous anonymous donation the Fund received in 2017, we are able to offer this scholarship to a deserving college music student,” explained board secretary, Helen Near. “We thank our special benefactor and all of our benefactors for making this annual award possible.

The Detroit Musicians Fund Scholarship will be given to a deserving instrumental music major (either performance or education) who is studying full-time or has been accepted at a college, university, or conservatory, and is either a Michigan resident, or a graduate from a Michigan high school. This year, all interested instrumental music students (jazz) are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

The Detroit Musicians Fund is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation founded by the Detroit Federation of Musicians for the purposes of assisting union musicians in dire need and of providing scholarship assistance to college music students. Donations to the Detroit Musicians Fund are tax-exempt to the extent allowable by law.

Interested students should contact the Detroit Musicians Fund for more information and an application form.


The application deadline is November 30, 2023; the winner will be announced in mid-December 2023. More information and an application form can also be found on the Detroit Musicians Fund Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DetroitMusiciansFund/.

Carl Cafagna
Treasurer, Detroit Musicians Fund
Email: sec-tres@detroitmusicians.net
20833 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI 48075