Pianos for Students

Scholarships

PSF scholarships place pianos in the homes of students and provide a balanced program of education, motivation and support.  Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need, merit, and accountability. All of our scholarship students receive the following benefits:

  • In-home use of a piano
  • Piano tuning and maintenance annually throughout the term of the scholarship
  • Performance opportunities
  • Access to the music library with over 1,500 books and sheet music
  • Monthly student newsletter
  • Student notebook / portfolio

There are three types of scholarships currently available to students / families in the Portland metro area. 

Standard Scholarship

The Standard Scholarship is our entry-level scholarship, and awards the use of an upright piano for up to three years.  Standard Scholarships are awarded year round.

Qualifications

  • 7 to 13 years of age
  • Student must reside in the PSF service area.  Please see application for details.
  • Meets requirements for free and reduced lunch program at local schools or equivalent
  • Demonstrates a strong desire to play piano and motivation to learn music
  • Actively enrolled in regular piano lessons for the duration of the scholarship term  

If you are interested in learning more about this scholarship, please download one of the following applications for more information:

Standard Scholarship Application (English)

Standard Scholarship Applciation (Spanish)

Stepping Stone Scholarship

The Stepping Stone Scholarship awards the use of a grand piano to a current or past student of PSF for two years.

Qualifications

  • Current PSF student or past PSF student
  • 7 to 16 years of age
  • Demonstrates a strong desire to play piano and motivation to learn music   
  • Actively enrolled in regular piano lessons for the duration of the scholarship term  

 If you are interested in learning more about this scholarship, please contact the PSF office.

Grand Scholarship

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022 Grand Scholarship Competition.   Please check back in February 2023 for our next Grand Scholarship event.

The winner of the PSF Grand Scholarship Competition receives the use of a grand piano in his or her home for two years including moving costs, annual tuning, and maintenance. 

Qualifications

  • 12 to 16 years of age
  • Student must reside in the PSF service area.  Please see application for details.
  • Completed OMTA syllabus level 6 or equivalent
  • Demonstrates a strong desire to play piano and motivation to learn music
  • Actively enrolled in regular piano lessons for the duration of the scholarship term 

If you are interested in learning more about this scholarship, please download the application from the 2022 event.

2022 Grand Scholarship Application

Winter Grand Scholarship

The Winter Grand Scholarship Competition is held other every year during the winter months. Students audition before a music jury and the winner is awarded the use of a grand piano for two years including moving costs, annual tuning and maintenance. 

Qualifications

  • 12 to 16 years of age  
  • Student must reside in the PSF service area.  Please see application for details.  
  • Completed OMTA syllabus level 6 or equivalent       
  • Demonstrates a strong desire to play piano and motivation to learn music       
  • Actively enrolled in regular piano lessons for the duration of the scholarship term 

The 2022 application period is closed.  The next Winter Grand Scholarship Competition will be held during winter 2023/2024.