Scholarships in Music Theory And Composition

Rome Prize Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident for at least three years at the time of application.

Morton Gould Young Composers Award

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, or an international student with a student visa, and be under the age of 30. Applicant must applicant must submit a completed application form; one reproduction of a manuscript or score; biographical information including music studies, background and experience, and a list of compositions to date.

Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Award: $30,000, Deadline: January 21

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a Ph.D. from a U.S. or Canadian institution.

Glenn Miller Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must intend to make music a central part of their life and submit an audio cassette. Applicant should send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with request for competition announcement or visit sponsor's website for more information. Live audition required.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Claude T. Smith Composition Scholarship

Award: $350, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must submit an original composition.

Alice and Albert Kirkpatrick Scholarship in Composition

Award: $4,000, Deadline: February 1

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.

Music Scholarships

Award: $22,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must plan to major in music, music education, music business, or jazz studies. Selection is based upon academic credentials. Audition is required.

Jacob Javits Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: August 31

Applicant must not have completed his or her first year of graduate school and the fifth year of a five-year baccalaureate/master's degree is applicable. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and submit a FAFSA application.

Mellon Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be applying for a Ph.D program and cannot hold a Master's degree.

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.

Buerkle Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduate of a Jackson, Klamath, or Josephine County high school who will pursue a degree in english, journalism, math, music or physical education at a public or nonprofit college or university. FAFSA required. Preference given to nontraditional students attending a college in Oregon with a 3.6 GPA or higher.

Kaech Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduate of a public high school in Portland, Oregon who is majoring in music. FAFSA and minimum 2.5 GPA required. Preference for reed instruments and those attending Portland State or Oregon State University, and then any other Oregon public or nonprofit college or university.

Dorothy Pfenninger Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 16

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Henry County high school who will major in music. Financial need and minimum 2.75 GPA required.

Laura Showalter Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 16

Applicant must be a resident of Bartholomew County who will study music at an accredited post-secondary educational institution.

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).

Owen Roettger Scholarship Endowment

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Southridge High School graduate who is pursuing a bachelor's or post-graduate degree in music,

Marie M. Borden Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Johnson County high school who will pursue a four-year full-time program in music or music education. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.

Doell Family Scholarship

Award: $2,165, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a graduating senior of a Chelan, Douglas, or Okanogan County high school who plans to major in journalism or music. Financial need and potential/scholastic ability required to be demonstrated.

Roy W. Hill Music Scholarship

Award: $16,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Chelan or Douglas County high school who plans to major in music as a full-time student. Personal interviews required. Award is payed over four years.