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The Juilliard School

Advancing A New Generation
of Performing Artists

Over the past 30 years, more than 600 Juilliard students have attended the school with scholarship assistance from the Foundation, making it one of the largest single scholarship programs at Juilliard. In 1985 Jerry Greene, who served on The Juilliard Board of Directors, became the first Trustee to initiate scholarships for all three divisions: music, dance and drama. The growth of the original fund along with subsequent Foundation contributions has enabled not only general scholarship support, but also full tuition coverage to students chosen by the faculty.

The Juilliard School was founded in 1905 as the Institute of Musical Art.  As an institution dedicated to excellence in the performing arts since its inception, Juilliard has educated thousands of aspiring artists from around the world in the fields of dance, drama, and music, and further instills a strong sense of activism and arts advocacy in its students.  Those accepted are trained by inspiring professors who are active professionals in their industry. Juilliard alumni are working artists who carry with them the highest standards of their profession throughout the world, and for more than a century have shaped global culture.


Juilliard Celebrates $10 Million in new scholarships

Juilliard Celebration dress rehearsal at Peter Jay Sharp Theater, on Sunday, February 4, 2024.

The foundation partnered with long-time grantee Juilliard to establish a matching scholarship challenge, which ultimately generated 50 new scholarship gifts of $100,000 each for the School. Throughout the Greene Challenge, donors were inspired to create and contribute to scholarships across all three divisions at the School – music, drama and dance. Scholarships were named for family members, loved ones and mentors and will soon become lasting legacies for future generations of artists.

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