Scholarships in Music

Art, Music, and Theatre Award

Award: -, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must have a minimum 2.0 GPA for the music or theatre awards; minimum 2.5 GPA for the art award. Nomination by selected department is required.

Music Scholarship

Award: $3,500, Deadline: March 1 (audition)

Awards are given to music and selected non-music majors for band/orchestral instruments, keyboard, and voice performance. Selection is based upon competitive audition.

Vollmer Scholarship in the Arts

Award: $18,306, Deadline: January 15

For music, award is based upon the audition for acceptance. For art, award is based upon a portfolio that must be presented to the department. For theatre, the award is dependent upon previous acting experience and a written statement. For dance, award is based upon the audition for acceptance.

Dean's Scholarship in the Arts

Award: $3,000, Deadline: January 15

For music, award is based upon the audition for acceptance. For art, award is based upon a portfolio that must be presented to the department. For theatre, the award is dependent upon previous acting experience and a written statement. For dance, the award is based upon the audition for acceptance.

Music Department Talent Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: March 15

Music Scholarship for Mature Women

Award: $1,000, Deadline: October 1

Applicant must be a female U.S. citizen age 35 or over and must submit background and one or two scores of musical composition. Each score should have a performance time of 10-18 minutes. Compositions should not have previously won an award.

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Music Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: August 1 (fall); December 1 (spring)

Selection is based upon formal audition and written application.

Talent Award

Award: $12,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must audition or submit a portfolio for review.

Lee A. Lyman Memorial Music Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a resident of Vermont pursuing a degree in a music-related field at an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding. Academic achievement and financial need must be demonstrated.

Harriet A. Shaw Fellowship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must be a woman and a graduate of Wellesley College who plans to pursue further study or research abroad or in the U.S. Preference is given to music applicants and to those who have not previously held the award. Other applicants must have undergraduate background in art history. Selection is based upon merit and need.

TELACU Arts Award

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 6

Applicant must come from a low-income household, be a first-generation college student, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a permanent resident of unincorporated East Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, Montebello, Monterey Park, or South Gate.

Anne Louise Barrett Fellowship

Award: $14,000, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must be a woman and a graduate of Wellesley and be planning for full-time graduate study abroad or in the U.S. Selection is based upon merit and need. Preference is given to applicants who will be studying/researching music composition, history, or theory.

Bernice Barnard Music Specialist Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Varies

Applicant must be from the city of Ojai or Ventura. Applicant must submit three letters of recommendations, with two addressing applicant's musical qualifications.

Elizabeth Massey Award

Award: $2,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a woman who is a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant enrolled for post-graduate studies in music, painting, or sculpture in Canada or abroad.

Gabriel Burda Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a high school senior planning to major in music. Selection is based upon exam held in fall and audition, which must include one Baroque or Classical piece and one Romantic or Contemporary piece.

Music Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 1

Music Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a Kansas resident attending an approved Kansas college or university.

Rand Instrumental Scholarship

Award: $2,100, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a resident of the state of Maine and be between the ages 17 and 25 at time of audition. Applicant must be a music major during the fall semester at any accredited music school or university. Audition (of no more than 15 minutes) will include a performance of at least two memorized compositions from two different periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern). Award minimum, average, and maximum are for first, second, and third place, respectively.

Music Department Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 31

Selection is based upon audition.

Eileen Phillips Cohen Music Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 1

Selection is based upon audition, musical talent, and good citizenship. Financial need may be considered.

Creative Arts Award

Award: $1,800, Deadline: October 31

Selection is based upon academic and artistic performance.

Presser Foundation Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: April 5

Applicant must be nominated by the music department faculty.

Dean's Special Talent Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 15

Selection is based upon talent and academic qualifications.

Talent Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: March 1

Audition is required.

George E. Mylonas Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be an entering freshman student who plans to pursue an undergraduate major in Arabic; art history and archaeology; Chinese; classics/ancient studies; comparative arts; comparative literature; dance; drama; English; film and media studies; French; German; modern Hebrew; history; interdisciplinary project in the humanities; literature and history; Italian; Japanese; Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern studies; music; philosophy; religious studies; Russian studies; or Spanish.

Music Department Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: January 15

R.L. Gillette Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a woman, a U.S. citizen, legally blind, and enrolled full time in a four-year degree program. Selection is based upon transcript, three recommendations, sample performance tape or creative writing sample, and personal statement.

Music Department Tuition Remission Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must demonstrate outstanding musical skill.

Trustee Talent Scholarship

Award: $24,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a full-time student who ranks in the top tenth of their class and has a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 2020. Talent applicants must audition or have portfolio.

Music Award

Award: $500, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a traditional undergraduate full-time Conservatory major who are in need of an instrument.