• Full-time enrollment to be a first year or transfer student at Colorado State University
  • Enrolled in classes that demonstrate satisfactory progress toward degree completion
  • Primary instrument of violin, viola, or cello
  • Participate in the annual scholarship audition process


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.