Helen White Higher Education Scholarship

Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc. is proud to present the Helen White Higher Education Scholarship Fund, available to both high school seniors going to college, as well as current undergrad college students who will not have graduated before Spring 2024. Helen White was the founder of Junior Appalachian Musicians, and since her passing, JAM, Inc. has collected memorial donations for this fund. Scholarship awards of $2,000 are available.

Applicants should have a field of study related to: Traditional Appalachian or American music (i.e., Old Time, Bluegrass, Country Music Studies at ETSU), any level of elementary, middle or high school education or counseling, or Appalachian studies.

Applicants must have completed at least one year participation in a JAM affiliated program during their childhood, with a higher preference given to students who were committed to a JAM program for longer than one year. Please note that all JAM affiliates are eligible, including those who do not share the JAM name (i.e. YAM students in Pickens County, SC).

For questions or additional information, please contact [email protected].

DEADLINE FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION of this form and supporting materials via email: 11:59 p.m., MONDAY, JULY 31, 2023

Additional Information and Applicant Form