• Enroll to be a full-time student at Colorado State University
  • Have the violin, viola or cello as their primary instrument
  • Be an outstanding player, as determined by an audition committee
  • Be enrolled in classes that demonstrate satisfactory progress toward degree completion
  • Applicants shall submit two letters of recommendation from music teachers


The Johnson Strings Scholarship was established to recognize outstanding Colorado State University strings players and honor the Johnson's lifelong appreciation for music. As an emeritus Philosophy faculty member, Dr. Fred Johnson has a strong connection to CSU and as an avid chamber music player he wishes to support the musical talents of the students in the School of the Arts at CSU. Mrs. Antonia Johnson believes in the quality education our students receive and wishes to honor their artistic and academic achievements. This scholarship will support music students and help them to reach their academic and career goals.