Scholarship Program

The New Jersey Jazz Society provides grants to each of the five New Jersey colleges with degree programs in Jazz Studies: Rutgers University, William Paterson University, Rowan University, New Jersey City University and Montclair State University.

The Pee Wee Russell Memorial Scholarship Fund is an endowment at Rutgers first established in 1972. The grants for the other four schools are replenished on a year-to-year basis.  

The funding of Jazz Studies scholarships is an important priority of the NJJS, with the goal of providing grants that cover a significant portion of educational costs. However, without generous financial contributions from people like you, we cannot increase our scholarship awards to keep pace with rising education costs. What better way to express your support of jazz than to help provide for the education of the next generation of musicians?

A contribution to the New Jersey Jazz Society can be earmarked for its scholarship fund. The NJJS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Scholarship donations are restricted to the use of funding Jazz Studies scholarships. A contribution of $1,000 or more marks the donor as a Lifetime Member of the New Jersey Jazz Society with all the rights, privileges and services provided to annually-renewed members. For more information contact Education Director James Pansulla at

Would you like to contribute to the NJJS Scholarship Fund?

We accept credit card payments through Paypal – simply click on the icon below – or you can mail a check to:

New Jersey Jazz Society
Dave Dilzell, Treasurer
P.O. Box 223
Garwood, NJ 07027-0223

Please make check payable to: NJJS Scholarship

Would you like to maximize the impact of your donation? Many employers match employee contributions, sometimes doubling or tripling your gift! Contact your Human Resources Department to see if they participate in a matching program.

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The New Jersey Jazz Society (NJJS) is a non-profit organization of business and professional people, musicians, teachers, students and listeners working together for the purpose of advancing jazz music.