Scholarships for Music Students

The 2022 Leone Pooler Guthrie and Dorothy May Jenks Scholarships will open soon.

More details about the application and performance will be available soon.

Required documents for Leone Pooler Guthrie and Dorothy May Jenks Applicants:

  • Completed application.
  • 2 letters of reference, uploaded to your application.
  • Qualified applicants will be invited to preform. Your performance must include two selections which represent two different periods of musical composition. These should be taken from the following: Baroque 1600-1750, Classical 1750-1830, Romantic 1840-1895, Impressionistic 1890-1925, Contemporary 1925-present day. Excerpts are allowed. Accompaniment is not required.
  • PDF copies of the sheet music that will be performed.

BCF has three funds that award scholarships to music students. These awards are granted to the winners of musical performance competitions judged by notable professionals in the field. BCF partners with Oregon Music Teachers Association (OMTA) to plan and facilitate the competitions.

Leone Pooler Guthrie Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund promotes the teaching of piano, voice and orchestral music by aiding music students in Benton, Linn, and Lincoln Counties who plan to engage in the teaching of piano, voice, and orchestral music. Students who will graduate from Linn, Benton, or Lincoln County high schools or graduates of those high schools currently studying music at an institution of higher learning may apply. The Linn-Benton Chapter of the Oregon Music Teachers Association reviews the applications and selects individuals to perform at an audition open to the public.

Dorothy May Jenks Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund promotes the teaching of piano, voice and orchestral music by aiding music students in Benton, Linn, and Lincoln Counties who plan to engage in the teaching of piano, voice, and orchestral music. Students who will graduate from Linn, Benton, or Lincoln County high schools or graduates of those high schools currently studying music at an institution of higher learning may apply. The Linn-Benton Chapter of the Oregon Music Teachers Association reviews the applications and selects individuals to perform at an audition open to the public. 

Lillian & Paul Petri Music Study Fund

BCF awards a scholarship from the Lillian & Paul Petri Music Study Fund every two years to a talented young musician.  Applicants must be a resident of Oregon and desire to pursue a musical career in Oregon.  The scholarship provides up to $10,000 toward advanced study within the United States or abroad for the year following the award. The determination of whom shall be granted a scholarship from the Lillian & Paul Petri Music Study Fund is made on the basis of a musical performance competition judged by notable professionals in the field. BCF partners with Oregon Music Teachers Association (OMTA) to plan and facilitate the competition. The next Lillian & Paul Petri Music Study Competition will occur in Spring 2023. Questions about the Petri Competition may be directed to Dr. Julia Hwakyu Lee.