Throughout his life, James M. Barnett, Jr. had a great love of music, especially organ music, and was himself an able organist. The James M. Barnett, Jr. Foundation was founded as a charitable private organization by a bequest from Albert L. Betz for the purpose of supporting students of the arts, and particularly music, at all levels from early development through college and post-graduate studies.
The Application Process
WHO CAN APPLY? Though foundation funds are not limited by location, preference is given to students who reside in the southeastern United States, and in Southwest Georgia in particular. The foundation supports students of the arts. Funds may be used to support persons in the study of other arts, but preference is given to worthy students in the field of music.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can apply for a James Barnett Foundation award?
The James Barnett Foundation awards are intended to support students of the arts at all levels from early development through college and post-graduate studies.
Do I have to be a student?
You must be a student in an arts program to be considered for a James Barnett Foundation award. Foundation funds are not limited by location, preference is given to students who reside in the southeastern United States, and in Southwest Georgia in particular.
What types of arts programs are eligible for awards?
Applications from students of any of the arts are welcome; however, students of music are preferred.
How long will it take to find out if I have received an award?
The James Barnett Foundation board meets regularly to review applications. Review of an application may take up to 90 days.
How will I be notified if I am selected for an award?
Award recipients will be notified in writing by the Foundation.
Will be notified if I am not selected for an award?
Due to the large volume of applications received, only applicants who have been selected for an award will be notified.
Can I contact the foundation to find out the status of my application?
Please do not contact the Foundation to ask about the status of an application; the volume of applications does not allow time to respond to each application.
You may contact the Foundation via U.S. postal mail at the address below:
James Barnett Foundation
c/o James E. Reynolds Jr.
212 North Westover Blvd.
P.O. Box 71209
Albany, GA 31708-1209