Stanford Jazz Workshop strives to make jazz accessible to our Youth Scholarship and Financial Aid Fund. In 2023, we have distributed over $100,000 in financial aid for underserved youth to attend Giant Steps Big Band, Giant Steps Day Camp, Jazz Camp, and Jazz Institute, which enabled many deserving and talented young jazz musicians to immerse themselves in the study of jazz with some of the leading artists in the world.
We make every effort to assist all applicants who need financial assistance, but we do ask that you read the following policies, restrictions, and guidelines carefully before applying for financial aid.
Tuition: Financial aid can be applied to tuition for Giant Steps and Miles Ahead year-round programs, Giant Steps Day Camp, Jazz Camp, Jazz Institute, Jazz Camp Online, or Jazz Institute online. Young musicians who will be between the ages of 11 and 17 at the start of the program of their choice can apply for financial aid.
To be considered for financial aid, students must be 17 or younger, as well as demonstrate financial need. Submit all application materials as soon as possible. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please call 650-736-0324 ext. 303 for more information.
Fill out the Financial Aid section of the online application when you register. A $100 deposit is required, which will be refunded if a student is unable to attend due to not receiving enough financial assistance.
Following completion of the registration process, an additional Financial Aid Application will be sent to parents of applicants that must be filled out, signed, and returned to SJW.
The Financial Aid Application consists of the following:
- a personal essay written by the participant
- a letter of recommendation from the participant’s band director or instructor
- a signed affirmation that any financial information submitted is correct
In addition to the completed Financial Aid Application, we request a copy of the first page of the most recent tax return of the participant’s family.