Bud Wagner / Donatella & Ken Neumann Scholarships

Each year the Charlotte County Jazz Society provides financial assistance to promising members of the Senior Class in the county’s High Schools who wish to pursue careers in music or in music education. Applicants must be residents of Charlotte County, Florida and graduate in the year 2018.  Scholarships  ranging from $500 to $1,500 each will be awarded to students judged to deserve a scholarship from the Society.

To apply please obtain an Application Form by clicking the link below.  Read the instructions carefully then print and submit the form.

All directors; middle, high & college students will be given a FREE  PASS for any CCJS concert. Stop by the membership desk with your ID for your FREE PASS.

Click here: “2018 Scholarship” to download a printable PDF Application Form.

Our Scholarship Committee contacts with representatives from the local High Schools.  They screen applications and hold auditions.  In past years nine (9) to twelve (12) students have applied.  Each then appears for an audition.  Qualified students are awarded a Charlotte County Jazz Society scholarship.

Contact Scholarship Chairman, Buz Bisbano, (941) 623-0619 if you have any questions or would like additional information.  Application forms for 2018 Scholarships will be available from the Career Counselor or Band Director in each of the three high schools and on this website by Fall of this year.  We continue to seek musically qualified high school students ready to move on to college and either major or minor in music study.  Certificates will be awarded at our concert to be held Monday, April 8th in 2018 at the William H. Wakeman, III Cultural Center Theater, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.