Hiway Federal Credit Union® (Hiway), announces scholarship opportunities for young jazz musicians

ST. PAUL, MN (February 8, 2017) — Hiway Federal Credit Union® (Hiway), sponsor of the Twin Cities Winter Jazz Fest held on January 28-29, 2017, announced that they will give young musicians, ages 13 to 18, the opportunity to win one of two $250 scholarships to attend a week-long music camp this summer. The scholarship was established to provide additional learning opportunities for student musicians who do not have the financial ability to participate in a workshop. The camp will be held at the Twin Cities Jazz Workshop.

“The Twin Cities Jazz Festival, scheduled for June 22 – 24, 2017, was created in 1999 to celebrate jazz music and make it available free of charge to all attendees,” states Steve Heckler, Executive Director of the festival. “Many of the festival’s performing artists are also booked for jazz music clinics for as many as 600 students at two local music schools, Walker West Music Academy (for younger students) and McNally Smith College of Music. Because we want to keep all these offerings free, the Twin Cities Jazz Festival—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization—is funded through proceeds from its Winter Jazz Festival (held annually in January), generous corporate sponsorships, grants and individual donations.”

“As a Saint Paul organization since 1931, we are committed to community and civic support.  We first became involved with Jazz Fest last summer,” said Dave Boden, President/CEO of Hiway.  “We are dedicated to bringing community together, we believe in supporting the arts, and we fully support family events like that of the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. Education is also very important to Hiway, and we are happy to present aspiring young musicians who would not otherwise have the financial means an opportunity to pursue their dreams and learn from top-notch jazz professionals.”

Any students interested in applying for the scholarship should email or visit the Twin Cities Jazz Festival website at .

About Hiway Credit Union

Hiway Credit Union was founded in 1931 to serve the employees of the Minnesota Highway Department. Today, Hiway serves an expanded member base, with over 90,000 members in Minnesota and nationwide, registers $1.7 billion+ in assets and welcomes new membership from individuals and businesses. Hiway offers its members unparalleled service and value “on the road of life” through lower loan rates, higher savings rates, and fewer and lower fees. Hiway also operates four high school branches at Como, Harding, Highland and Johnson High Schools in St. Paul. For more information about Hiway, visit


Kent​ Wipf
Senior Community Engagement Specialist, Public Relations
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