The total amount of scholarships listed below is limited to $100 per ISYM program. In order to receive any of the scholarships listed below, an application must be completed by May 15.
ISYM Achievement Award
This $100 scholarship will be awarded to selected participants each summer during ISYM. Recipients will be able to use the scholarship towards the tuition of any ISYM camp that is offered during the following summer. This award may not be transferred to other applicants. This is the only award that allows total scholarship amount to go over $100 per program.
All-State Participant’s Scholarship
This $100 scholarship will be awarded to any ISYM applicant* who participated in an Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA) All-State ensemble as an individual during the same year (for high school students only.) Applicants from other states will also receive this scholarship as long as documentation is submitted to ISYM showing participation in an All-State ensemble at their state’s MENC All-State Conference.
IHSA and IESA Solo and Ensemble Best of Day Scholarship
This $75 scholarship will be awarded to any ISYM individual applicant* who received a Best of Day certificate at an Illinois High School Association (IHSA) & IESA Solo & Ensemble Contest during the current year. The scholarship recipient must provide a copy of the Best of Day Certificate along with a music director’s signature.
Illinois Superstate Concert Band Festival Scholarship
This $50 scholarship will be awarded to any ISYM applicant* who performed in a concert band that was selected for participation in the Illinois Superstate Concert Band Festival during May of the current year.
All-Illinois Junior Band Scholarship
This $50 scholarship will be awarded to any ISYM applicant* who performed as a member of the All-Illinois Junior Band in January, 2017.
Other Scholarship Opportunities
Other musical accomplishments similar to those listed above will be considered if submitted via email to ISYM@illinois.edu. If you are affiliated with one of the organizations below, contact them in order to learn about scholarships that they have available for ISYM applicants.
*unless the section or instrument/voice part is closed due to maximum enrollment.
ISYM announces the establishment of the Illinois Summer Youth Music Scholarship and Support Fund. You can support our efforts to reach further and bring more students to campus to experience ISYM and the University of Illinois by contributing to this fund.
To give, please visit the School of Music Giving Page.
Scholarships to ISYM 2017 have been awarded by:
Alton Band and Orchestra Builders
Alton Youth Symphony
Batavia Music Buffs
Batavia Woman’s Club
Belvidere Woman’s Club
BNHS Blue Thunder Music Boosters
Carl Sandburg Music Boosters
Century Junior High Musical Parents Association
Champaign Central Band Boosters
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Guild
Charleston Comm. Music Boosters
Clarence J. Shoemaker Scholarship Trust (Community High School District 99, Downers Grove, IL)
Community Arts Council
Corey Diamond Memorial Scholarship
Crete Woman’s Club
CU Music Teacher’s Assoc.
David Thomas Excellence in Music
Decatur Area Music Teachers Association
Discover FAA High School Talent Competition Dist. 84
Do Re Mi Band Parent Club
Downers Grove North Music Boosters
Edwardsville Comm. Foundation
Elk Grove High School
Elmhurst Instrumental Music Boosters
Fine Arts County of Effingham
Franklin Middle School Music Boosters
Franklin Park PTA
Geneseo Performing Arts Council
Golden Lyre Foundation
Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony
Kewanee HS Music Boosters
Lincoln-Way Central HS
Lombard Elementary Schools
Macon County Comm. Foundation-John Leman Scholarship
Monticello Music Boosters
MTHS Band Boosters, Metamora (Wally Parks)
Musical Arts Association (FACE)
Oak Park River Forest Alumni Assoc.
Orpheus Club-Marguerite Nenne Scholarship
Park Ridge Cultural Arts Council
PEHS Band Boosters, Plainfield
PHIL- Prospect Heights Instrumental League
Plainfield Middle School
Plainfield North Band Boosters
Pontiac Township HS Music Boosters
Pontiac Women’s Club
Providence Englewood Charter School
Riverside Brookfield High School Music
Sun City Assoc. of Huntley
Sycamore Music Boosters
Symphony Orchestra Guild of Decatur
Tuscola Music Boosters
Tuscola Woman’s Club
Unit 7 Music Boosters
Unity Music Boosters
Urbana School District, Perrino Bands
Viking Middle School
Williamsville Band Parents
Yorkville Music Boosters
Young Musicians Project