• Music

Student Types

  • Current
  • Prospective
  • Transfer

Class Levels

  • First Year
  • Graduate Student
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Sophomore

Resident Statuses

  • Colorado Resident
  • Non-Resident

Scholarship Type

  • Need-Based

Required GPA

Established in 1989, this endowed scholarship honors the memory of David Paul Knight, a music student at Colorado State University. The award is made possible by contributions from alumni, friends and the Knight family.


1) Enrolled full-time in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance within the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University 2) Pursuing a music major or minor with an interest in jazz music 3) participate in jazz ensembles or combos 4) Maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) or 3.0 GPA (graduate) 5) Preference given to California residence 6) Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid at Colorado State University


Faculty, staff, alumni and friends recognize the importance of scholarships in encouraging students to aim for excellence. The generous gifts from individual members of these various groups allow us to provide financial support for students who have demonstrated superior achievements or skills, thereby encouraging their continued efforts and the overall atmosphere of vigorous research and creativity. The criteria for this scholarship are established at the college level, and a committee of faculty from various departments selects the recipient.