Scholarships in Music, Choral/vocal

John T. and Joann C. Wills Music Educator's Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Preston County, WV high school graduate who is regularly enrolled as an undergraduate student in a college or university, pursuing a course of study listed in order of consideration: music education, instrumental, or choral/vocal.


Barbara C. Littlefield Vocal Scholarship

Award: $2,100, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be between the ages of 17 and 25 who is a resident of the state of Maine. Applicant must be a music major in the fall semester at any accredited music school, college, or university. Audition (not to exceed 15 minutes) requires applicants to perform at least two memorized compositions from two different periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern).


Jo Bortz Vocal Arts Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: April 13

Applicant must be a graduating senior from an Allegan County high school, or a current student residing in Allegan County who is pursuing an education in vocal arts.


Floy I. Pinkerton Vocal Music Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a vocal music major at Oklahoma City University.


Dorothy Ornest Graduate Fellowship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a graduate student enrolled in the Music and Dance/Humanities and Fine Arts department. Awarded for excellence in vocal performance.


The Miriam Hoffman Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 5

Applicant must an undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing a vocational career in music education or music ministry. Must be an active full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year. Minimum 2.5 GPA and full-time enrollment status required.


Dennis Coleman Scholarship

Award: $3,250, Deadline: January 13

Applicants must be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington and be high school seniors or college or graduate students (community college, four-year public or private college or university, certificate program, vocational/technical/trade programs, law school, medical/dental/veterinary school or graduate education). Students must be members of the LGBTQ and allied community and display leadership either within the LGBTQ community or within their field of study and demonstrate financial need. Students with additional barriers to education as well as those who are economically, racially, socially, geographically or politically disenfranchised will be given consideration as well. Scholarship is for students studying choral conducting or music with preference given to those committed to creating social change through music.