Giving

College Scholarships Giving

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Scholarship gifts helps Manhattan School of Music recruit top student artists and recognize artistic excellence.

Scholarship gifts make a significant difference in the life of the institution and help elevate the quality of the School.

You may choose to:

  • Direct a gift to a full cadre of existing college and precollege scholarship funds
  • Establish a new fund, or create a named scholarship or fellowship.

Establish a named, or endowed college scholarship or fellowship

  • Endowed scholarships and fellowships can be established with a minimum gift of $100,000 and will exist in perpetuity providing essential financial support to future generations of young artists. The principal is permanently invested and the income it earns is awarded to students as scholarship money.
  • Donors or named designees of endowed scholarships and fellowships are invited to their scholarship recipients’ performances and receive annual updates on their academic and artistic progress.

Establish a named annual college scholarship or fellowship

  • Annual scholarships or fellowships for College students may be established with a minimum gift of $5,000 and may be designated to a specific area of study.
  • Donors are invited to their scholarship recipient’s performances and receive annual updates on their academic and artistic progress.

Contribute to the Phillip Kawin Memorial Scholarship Fund

Pianist Phillip Kawin (Sept 30, 1956 to Sept 9, 2021), an alumnus of Manhattan School of Music, a longtime member of the School’s piano faculty, and Chair of MSM’s Faculty Council, nurtured and developed the talents of hundreds of aspiring artists. His grateful students, colleagues, and friends are now establishing a scholarship at the School in his memory.

To contribute to the scholarship fund, please click here or send a gift to:

Phillip Kawin Memorial Scholarship Fund
Manhattan School of Music
Office of Advancement
130 Claremont Avenue
New York, New York 10027

Or call the Advancement Office at 917-493-4595.

Phillip Kawin (Sept 30, 1956 to Sept 9, 2021) in Sakura Park. Photo by Evgeny Evtyukhov

Questions?

Susan Madden
Vice President for Advancement
917-493-4115
smadden@msmnyc.edu

“I spent most of my senior year of high school mowing lawns and making pizza so that I could scrounge up enough money to pay for a plane ticket to New York and audition. Because of my scholarship I have gained access to a community which has done nothing but support me. MSM has truly redefined my outlook on music and has given me the tools to build a career.”

(BM '18)