Friends of Jazz’s main mission is to keep music in the schools. One of the ways this is accomplished is through a very giving scholarship program that allows students to pursue their love of jazz on the college level. Scholarships are given to one member of each of the performing high school bands from the annual High School Jazz Showcase, but that is just where the giving starts.

Selected members from the jazz programs at Fullerton College and Cal State Fullerton Jazz Bands are provided with generous scholarships to help pay for tuition or additional musical pursuits. Presentations are made to the students annually at the respective performances.

Membership dues and funds raised from the Mardi Gras and pre-Mardi Gras events, support these scholarship programs.