Each year, the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHOF) proudly grants thousands of dollars in music scholarships to individuals and organizations seeking funds.

The current LIMHOF Scholarships/Grants program provides funding opportunities across Brooklyn, Nassau, Queens and Suffolk.  Each is designed to further opportunities to celebrate music across Long Island.  In addition to our long-standing scholarships for high school seniors, we are expanding to include awards for educators, school programs and performers that are contributing to the current Long Island music scene. 2020 categories include: Student Scholarships, School Recognition Grants, the Educator of Note Award, and the brand new “Outside the Box” Music Grant.

Award applications for 2020 are no longer being accepted
Student Scholarships
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School Recognition Program Grants
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Educator of Note Award
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Outside of the Box
(grant for local musicians/bands)
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*All applications must be postmarked by the application due date to be accepted.


Student Scholarships offered provide funding for graduating Brooklyn, Nassau, Queens and Suffolk high school students who have shown an interest in pursuing a career in music.

  • • $500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors for 2020.

In addition to eligibility requirements listed on the application, the LIMHOF Education Committee will base selections on the completed application answers, school transcript and the following required documents:

  • • 400-500 word essay on education and career goals.
  • • Letter of recommendation from an individual who can attest to the applicant’s commitment to a music career.


The Long Island Music Hall of Fame’s School Recognition Program will provide grants that will be used to support initiatives set up by music teachers and fine arts directors. It is our honor to acknowledge music programs that are creating valuable experiences for their students and that are incorporating the National and New York State’s Standards for the arts in creative and meaningful ways. Applications will be reviewed by the LIMHOF Education committee and a panel of music educators. High Schools will be given designations of Gold, Silver, Bronze or Emerging with a Gold (with Distinction). Grants will vary based on number of designations awarded each year.

An event recognizing many of the participating schools will be held tbd.

Schools and Music Teachers/Directors are asked to submit their applications to be considered for the recognition program.


Through the years, the Long Island Music Hall of Fame has recognized many outstanding Educator of Note winners. Moving forward, we are pleased to announce that Educator of Note winner will be honored with a grant to be used within the school or district that they work(ed) in.

Do you know an educator in a public or private school, college or studio who demonstrates a commitment to music education? Does this person play an active role in the community and have a significant impact on the lives of music students of all backgrounds and abilities? Is he or she exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, skilled, and respected by students, colleagues, and parents as well as the community? The Long Island Music Hall of Fame wants to know!


This grant offers working musicians (individuals and groups) the opportunity to pursue their musical dreams even further. Individuals and groups can use their grants to record original music, expand their reach or produce a unique musical event. The 3 categories eligible for an “Outside the Box” grant include Band on the Run, Original Composition, and Once In a Lifetime Performance.

Applications will be reviewed by the LIMHOF Programs committee. Grants can range from $500 to $1,500 depending on the submission. Composers, Musicians and Arts Groups are encouraged to apply for the “Outside the Box”.

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