Pratt Music Foundation Music Scholarships – due May 1

Applications due by May 1st

The Pratt Music Foundation’s mission is to provide talented youth an opportunity to enhance their musical ability through private lessons. Music lessons are expensive and simply not an option for some children and families: this is where the Pratt Music Foundation comes in. The Foundation grants full music lesson scholarships to the Illinois Wesleyan University Music Preparatory Program. Instruction is available in piano or strings (violin, viola, cello).

Music scholarships are awarded to area students in grades 2 – 12 each spring, and are based on financial need, motivation, and talent. Applications are due by May 1. Free music books are supplied from the Music Shoppe. For those without instruments, they are available free of charge.

Downloadable applications are available at:

For questions or to request an application, call 309-827-5534, or email