Scholarships in Music, Other

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies

Award: -, Deadline: December 19

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, must plan to enter a Ph.D. program in the humanities, plan a career in college teaching, and present evidence of outstanding academic promise. Applicant must take the GRE test by December 1.

Patti Johnson Wilson Foundation Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, work part-time (at least 10 hours per week), and submit recommendations. Financial need is considered.

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.

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.

Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a AOSA member who has been a member for the previous fiscal year, a U.S. citizen or have resided in the U.S. for the past five years, and have financial need.

Sau-Wing Lam Music Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must demonstrate talent with bowed string instruments. Selection is based upon recorded audition and recommendations by music instructors. Recipient agrees to participate in at least one performing ensemble during the year.

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.

AOSA Research Grant

Award: $800, Deadline: January 1

Applicant must be a AOSA member, and have research experience for the past five years.

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.

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.

Gladys C. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, be a woman, and be legally blind. Selection is based upon transcript, three recommendations, sample performance tape, and personal statement.

Dorchester Woman's Club Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must attend an accredited four-year college, university, or school of music, submit a letter of endorsement from the president of the sponsoring GFWC of Massachusetts club in the community of legal residence, a recommendation from college department head or music professor, a letter stating reasons for financial assistance, and transcript. Audition and SASE required.

Mickey Sheen Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 30 (Priority)

Applicant must be accepted for admission as a full-time student. Selection is based upon academic potential and financial need.

Theatre Scholarship

Award: $7,000, Deadline: January 10

Selection is based upon application, recommendations, and audition/interview.

Henry & Chiyo Kuwahara Creative Arts Award

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1

Award is to encourage creative projects reflecting the Japanese-American experience and providing cultural representation. Applicant must be a member of JACL. Selection is based upon personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcripts, work experience, and community involvement. Professional artists are not eligible.

Helen Mathilda Yunker Music Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 29

Applicant must be a resident of Ventura County, CA or Ventura College. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in music.

Guy D. and Mary Edith Hallady Music Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and have been a resident of Kent County, Mich. for at least five years. Selection is based upon academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and a personal statement.

School Talent Grant

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Colorado resident and a full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Guyton Music Theatre Scholarship

Award: $600, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must have participated in a minimum of two theatrical productions.

Aiko Susanna Tashiro Hiratsuka Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a member of JACL. Selection is based upon personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcripts, work experience, and community involvement. Professional artists are not eligible.

Music Department Scholarships

Award: -, Deadline: March 10

Applicant must be admitted to the university as a music major. Returning students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 and a music GPA of 3.0.

Iowa Arts Council Scholarship for the Arts

Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an Iowa resident who will graduate from an Iowa high school and who has been accepted as a full-time undergraduate student at a fully-accredited Iowa college or university with a major in at least one of the following arts areas: dance, literature, music, theatre, folk/traditional arts, or visual arts.

Llewellyn L. Cayvan String Instrument Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: April 1

Selection is based upon financial need.

Sherman Fairchild Foundation Conservation Fellowship

Award: $22,500, Deadline: December 2

Applicant must be a qualified candidate from the United States and abroad who have already reached an advanced level of training or experience.

InterAmerican Music Awards (IAMA)

Award: $2,500, Deadline: September 1

Applicant must be a composer from North, Central, or South America and must submit a composition. Winning composition will be premiered at the national convention, and published by C.F. Peters Corp.

Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA audition with the School of Visual and Performing Arts or have a portfolio. Awarded to recent high school graduates only.

Art Scholarship Graduate Level

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an Alberta resident and be enrolled full time in a graduate program studying drama, dance, literary art, music, or the visual arts.

Carlos Manobianco Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: April 15