Supporting Scholarships

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Students graduate from Berklee with the tools and training they need to make a difference with their craft. Learn how you can support their education.

The rising cost of higher education can put a college degree out of reach for many. Berklee is no exception. Establishing a scholarship is one of the most tangible ways that you can make a difference in the lives of our students. Read more about our scholarship offerings below.

Current-Use Scholarships

When you create a current-use scholarship with a gift of $10,000 or more, you provide timely financial assistance to some of Berklee’s most deserving students. Current-use funds are generally awarded over a predetermined period of time until the fund reaches a zero balance (e.g., $2,000/year for five years). You can also continue to add to your current-use scholarship over time. Awards commence once the $10,000 minimum is met.

Endowed Scholarships

When you establish an endowed scholarship with a gift of $50,000 or more, you ensure that money is available in perpetuity to help Berklee students afford growing tuition costs. Each year a portion of the accrued interest funds a scholarship award; the remainder is returned to the endowment so that it will grow with every passing year. Since endowed scholarships become a "living" part of the college, many donors choose to create one to commemorate a family legacy, a dear friend, or another important individual. 

Any scholarship gift (current-use or endowed) can be established over a period of up to five years. 

The Office of Student Financial Services selects award recipients based on the criteria set forth by the donor in the scholarship agreement.

Would you like to establish a scholarship at Berklee, or just learn more? Contact Davis Wimberly, director, philanthropic partnerships for Institutional Advancement.