Scholarships for Music Students

The 2021 Leone Pooler Guthrie and Dorothy May Jenks Scholarships are now open. Please see the application for more information. The Leone Pooler Guthrie and the Dorothy May Jenks Scholarships closes February 5, 2021 at 5 PM.

Due to COVID-19 there have been some changes to the format for the Leone Pooler Guthrie and Dorothy May Jenks Scholarships. Qualified applicants will be invited to interview via Zoom on February 20th. Times will be arranged.

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

Completed application, summited through Google Forms. Applications are due by February 5th at 5 PM.

2 letters of reference, uploaded to your application.

1 performance video, 10-12 minutes in length, uploaded to YouTube (private). Please email the YouTube link to Craig Hanson, pipe_organist@mac.com, no later that February 15th. Video must be unedited and show the performers hands and face for the entire performance.

PDF copies of the sheet music performed in your video. Please email to Craig Hanson, pipe_organist@mac.com, no later that February 15th.

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 $8,000 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 2021. Questions about the Petri Competition may be directed to Dr. Julia Hwakyu Lee.