About Our Scholarships


Venice Musicale Scholarship Program

General Information

Each year, students from the greater Venice area are invited to apply for funds to support attendance at a summer music programs, high school residential music performane programs or college-level music performance studies. To date, Venice Musicale has provided more than $175,000 in scholarship support to area youth; individual awards typically range from $500 to $2000.

Each applicant must complete a scholarship application, including a music teacher reference. Completed applications must be submitted by mail, postmarked no later than midnight on February 17, 2017. Selected applicants will participate in the competitive audition phase of the application process scheduled for April 8, 2017. Awardees and selected runners-up will perform in a special Scholarship Concert on April 20. The detailed Scholarship Guidelines and all required application forms are available here.


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Funding for Scholarships

Funding for scholarships comes from donations from members and friends, as well as from free will offerings accepted at our monthly concerts. Additionally, Venice Musicale's popular Encore Chorus performs for community groups and organizations in exchange for scholarship donations; these performances provide about half of the monies available each year. One hundred percent of each dollar donated for scholarship supports the student awards. Modest administrative program costs are covered separately through Venice Musicale’s operating budget. All contributions are tax-deductible.

How to Contribute

Individuals and organizations may donate to the general Scholarship Fund. We also have a named scholarship program, offering an opportunity to contribute to existing funds (see list below), or, for annual donors of $500 or more, to establish new awards in memory or honor of an individual. To contribute to existing funds, please put the name of the fund on your check’s memo line. If you are interested in establishing a new fund, or have other questions, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Existing Named Scholarship Funds

  • Thelma Cohn Memorial Fund
  • Pat Gallagher Memorial Fund
  • Linda Fiore Memorial Fund
  • Spier Collins Memorial Fund

Please send all Scholarship Program donations, along with your current contact information, to: 

Venice Musicale, Inc.

2357 S. Tamiami #3

PO Box 179

Venice, FL 34293-5022.

Thank you for your support!

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