GRAMMY Signature Schools

GRAMMY Signature Schools is a program dedicated to music education in public high schools. The partner-supported program grants need-based cash awards of two types: Community Awards and Enterprise Awards.

Applications for Enterprise Awards are available until March 15 for the following areas: Atlanta, GA; Eugene, OR; and Los Angeles County, CA. Click the hyperlinks for application instructions.

Both awards are regional, rather than nationally available for schools to be selected. While the Enterprise Award has an online application process, the Community Award has no application process and schools are contacted if they are chosen as recipients.

Community Award

The GRAMMY Museum's GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award offers financial support to local high school music education programs using the model of the GRAMMY Signature Schools program. This partner supported program allows the GRAMMY Museum to identify and select a high school music program in communities around the country to receive a grant of $2,000. To date, approximately $1.4 million in grants has been distributed to close to 700 schools in all 50 states.

Enterprise Award

The GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award offers financial support, based upon need and a compelling plan to address that need, to public high school music education programs in selected communities. This partner-supported program allows the GRAMMY Museum to identify and select high school music programs in communities around the country to receive grants up to $5,000. To date, more than $1,000,000 in financial assistance grants has been distributed to school music programs nationally.

Congratulations to the 2017 GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award Winners:

  • Anchorage, Alaska: East Anchorage High School
  • Chicago (Cook County), Ill.: Chicago Military Academy at Bronzeville
  • Los Angeles County: Culver City High School
  • Los Angeles County: Huntington Park High School
  • Los Angeles County: Manual Arts High School
  • Los Angeles County: Robert Fulton College Preparatory School
  • Memphis (Shelby County), Tenn.: Overton High School

See a complete list of all past GRAMMY Signature Schools here.

Please check back for additional details. If you have questions, please email

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