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Pittsburgh Jazz Society/Howard Gendell M.D. Scholarship Endowment The Pittsburgh Jazz Society/Howard Gendell M.D. Scholarship Endowment was created at The Pittsburgh Foundation through The Friends of Howard Gendell in memory of Howard Gendell, a physician and a jazz musician. Scholarships are for deserving music students pursuing a degree in Music with an emphasis on Jazz Studies.

Average Award: $3,000
Award Type: Single Year. Previous recipients are encouraged to re-apply in consecutive years.
Application Period Closes: The application for this scholarship will open at a later date. Please check this page again in mid-January for updated information.


  • Attend Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Duquesne University, or University of Pittsburgh as an undergraduate rising junior or senior OR as a graduate student.
  • Pursue a degree or studies in music.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

How to Apply

  • Complete the essay section of the application.
  • Submit your Student Aid Report (SAR). If you have not already received your SAR, you can do so by applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Submit two letters of reference from individuals unrelated to you.
  • Submit your unofficial transcripts.