Scholarships in Music Conducting

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.


Graduate Fellowship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a student who has been an active or lifetime member of ACDA for at least three years. Applications must include a current resume, reasons for applying for financial assistance, the date applicant became a member, two letters of recommendation from major professors, a description of the graduate degree program in which the applicant is enrolled, and a current personal finance statement showing the need for ACDA's financial assistance.


Conducting Scholarship for Graduate Students

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a member of Sigma Alpha Iota and submit a tape of his/her work.


Alan Fox Fund For The Music School

Award: -, Deadline: May 13

Applicant must be a member of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra.


Katherine Bryer Krueger Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: May 6


John Raymond Parker, JR. Memorial Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: May 13


Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.


Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.


David J. Dick Memorial Award

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be an outstanding junior or senior of conducting or vocal performance.


Bernice Barnard Music Education Scholarship

Award: $575, Deadline: January 11

Applicant must be from the city of San Buenaventura or Ojai and have attended a Ventura or Ojai area high school or college. Interest and involvement in music in recommendation letters and essay must be shown.


Conservatory Talent Award

Award: $16,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be pursuing a degree within the Shenandoah Conservatory. Selection is based upon application for admission, audition, and needs of the conservatory. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 900 (composite ACT score of 19).


Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

Award: $10,000, Deadline: October 1; December 1; February 1

Applicant must be a classical instrumentalist, vocalist, and/or composer who is 18 years old or younger and have not yet entered college who have an interest in performing on From the Top. Exceptional musical achievement, financial need, academic achievement, and strength of character must be demonstrated.


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.