ASCAP Foundation Louis Armstrong Fund

The ASCAP Foundation Louis Armstrong Fund provides several scholarships, in the name of Louis Armstrong, to young jazz composers, studying in New York, New Orleans and Los Angeles: the Louis Armstrong Scholarships at Queens College, the University of New Orleans and the University of California, Los Angeles. The ASCAP Foundation Louis Armstrong Fund also provides financial support to several jazz-related music education and summer camp programs for children including: The Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp, Jazzmobile, JazzReach, and Jazz House Kids. Additionally, the talents of jazz composers are recognized through two award/commissioning programs: The Phoebe Jacobs Prize, presented to an outstanding young female jazz composer who has received an ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award; and The ASCASP Foundation/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Commissioning Prize, which is presented to a jazz composer. Funding to the W.C. Handy Foundation provides a grant to The Rise School Music Therapy Program in Houston, TX which provides music classes for children on the autistic spectrum.

Founded in 1975, The ASCAP Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting American music creators and encouraging their development through music education, talent development and humanitarian programs. Included in these are songwriting workshops, grants, scholarships, awards, recognition and community outreach programs. The ASCAP Foundation is supported by contributions from ASCAP members and from music lovers throughout the United States.

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