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 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, 2015.
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 University of Illinois Foundation and be sure to indicate "Illinois Summer Youth Music Scholarship and Support Fund."
Scholarships to ISYM 2016 have been awarded by:
Alton Band and Orchestra Builders
Alton Youth Symphony
Argo Band Parents
Batavia Music Buffs
Batavia Woman’s Club
Belvidere Women’s Club
BHS Musc Boosters-Belvidere
Bill May Jazz Education Fund
BOPA - District 64
Brownsburg Band Boosters
Carl Sandburg Music Boosters
Carlinville Band Boosters
Champaign Central Band Boosters
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Guild
Chris Lange Memorial Scholarship
Coles Cty. Arts Council
Corey Diamond Memorial Scholarship
CU Music Teacher’s Assoc.
Dist. 200 Music Boosters
Do Re Mi Band Parent Club
Dunlope Scholarship-Alton High School
East Peoria High School
Elk Grove High School
Elmhurst Instrumental Music Boosters
Evergreen Park HS Music Booster
Franklin Instrumental Music Boosters
Geneseo Performing Arts Council
Geneva Music Boosters
Geren Stith Scholarship
Golden Lyre Foundation
Hester Jr. High Choral Dept.
Hoopeston Music Boosters
Illinois Symphony Guild of Springfield
Jacksonville Assoc. for Music
Janice C. Meyer Summer Music Scholarship
Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra Association
Lagunitas Music Scholarship
Lakes Area Swing Band, Inc.
Lombard Elementary Schools Dist. #44
Martha McCrory Foundation
Monticello Music Boosters
MPA-So. Century Jr. High School
Northbrook Dist. 28 Music Parents
Orpheus Club-Marguerite Nenne Scholarship
PAMTA-Peoria Music Teachers
Park Ridge Cultural Arts Council
PBL JHS student council
PEHS Band Boosters, Plainfield
Perrino Urbana Bands Scholarship
PHIL- Prospect Heights Instrumental League
Plainfield Middle School
Plano Middle School
Pontiac Township HS Music Boosters
Springfield H.S Summer Band Camp Scholarship
St. Patrick Church
Sun City Assoc. of Huntley
Sycamore Music Boosters
Symphony Orchestra Guild of Decatur
Troy Band Boosters
Tuscola Woman’s Club
Unit 7 Music Boosters
Unity Music Boosters
Waubonsie Valley Band Boosters
Wheeling Instrumental League
Willowbrook Music Boosters
Yorkville Music Boosters
Zion-Benton HS Dist 126