The CJ Cultural Foundation Presidential Scholarship at Berklee

The CJ Cultural Foundation Presidential Scholarship at Berklee is a scholarship opportunity awarded to an outstanding Korean musician with financial need who is accepted to Berklee College of Music for the fall semester. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, on-campus housing, the required laptop, and is renewable over four years of study. The scholarship is made possible thanks to 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’s cultural landscape by supporting emerging artists in the spheres of music, filmmaking, and the performing arts since 2006. By appreciating the brilliance of young artists and helping fulfill their dreams, the foundation enriches the nation’s culture while making it more diverse. The CJ Cultural Foundation seeks to expand the foundations of the culture industry and to contribute to a healthier ecosystem made up of culture and arts by turning emerging artists’ and creators’ dreams into reality through a broad range of support programs, including Tune Up, Stage Up, Story Up, and CJ Music Scholarship.

How to Apply

If you are interested in being considered for the CJ Cultural Foundation Presidential Scholarship at Berklee, please complete the Berklee College of Music Undergraduate Admissions Application by January 15. 

All candidates for the CJ Cultural Foundation Presidential Scholarship at Berklee must first complete an audition and interview and submit their academic transcripts. Candidates who qualify based on their audition and interview will be notified that they have been nominated for the CJ Cultural Foundation Presidential Scholarship at Berklee. Then, qualified candidates will be asked to complete a financial aid application to be considered for the award. Final selection of the CJ Cultural Foundation Presidential Scholarship at Berklee will be announced in April each year.

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the CJ Cultural Foundation Presidential Scholarship at Berklee is listed below.

  • The candidate must be a Korean national.

  • The candidate must be accepted to Berklee by the board of admissions.

  • The candidate must demonstrate talent and potential.

  • The candidate must demonstrate financial need.