Endowment and Scholarships

Endowed Funds

Endowed funds support scholarships, faculty, and programmatic needs in perpetuity. By establishing a new endowed fund, you can permanently sustain Berklee's mission and honor deserving individuals or organizations. Invested wisely, the endowment is a permanent body of funds that provides an income for particular projects. For donor-created funds, Berklee will use up to 90 percent of the income for your designated project.

Scholarships and Chairs

Ensuring that outstanding musicians have the financial resources to complete their education at Berklee is a top priority. Donors can add to existing endowed scholarships, such as Zildjian, Berklee City Music, or Women in Music funds, or create a new endowed fund, where you may focus the opportunity to support musicians of particular instruments, majors or musical genre. Recently established endowed scholarship funds include the:

By creating an endowed chair, the donor is supporting a senior faculty member within a particular discipline. These funds are used for salary and/or special projects determined by the academic leadership and the faculty member. Individually designed, each endowed chair matches the needs of the college and the donor's wishes. Pat Metheny is Berklee's newest Herb Alpert Visiting Professor, and Joe Lovano currently holds the Gary Burton Endowed Chair in Jazz Performance.


Chair: $ 2,000,000
Full tuition scholarship: $ 1,000,000
Minimum amount for a named scholarship: $ 50,000

To learn more, please contact Cindy Albert Link.