Applications for the CJ Cultural Foundation Presidential Scholarship at Berklee Due January 15

Allen Bush
December 21, 2017
Press release

An outstanding Korean musician with financial need who is accepted to Berklee College of Music for the fall 2018 semester will be awarded the CJ Cultural Foundation Presidential Scholarship at Berklee. The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, on-campus housing, and the required laptop, and is renewable over four years of study. The scholarship is made possible by a generous gift from the CJ Cultural Foundation in Seoul, South Korea.

Building on the belief of CJ Group CEO Jay-hyun Lee that companies are guardians of young people’s dreams, the CJ Cultural Foundation has enriched Korea by supporting emerging artists in the spheres of music, filmmaking, and the performing arts since 2006. By appreciating the brilliance of creators and helping them fulfill their dreams, the foundation enriches the nation’s culture while making it more diverse. The CJ Cultural Foundation seeks to expand its foundations and contribute to a healthier ecosystem by turning the dreams of new artists and creators into reality through a broad range of programs including Tune Up, Stage Up, Story Up, and the CJ Music Scholarship.

How to Apply

To be considered for the CJ Cultural Foundation Presidential Scholarship at Berklee, students must submit the Berklee College of Music undergraduate admissions application by January 15, 2018. Candidates will complete an audition and interview, to be held in Seoul on March 20 and 21, and a financial aid applicationThe scholarship recipient will be announced in April 2018.


A candidate must be a Korean national, be accepted to Berklee by the board of admissions, and demonstrate talent, potential, and financial need.