Scholarships in Music

Departmental Talent Waivers

Award: -, Deadline: July 15

Fine Arts Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: November 1 (Priority)

Audition or portfolio review required.

Carmel Music Society Competition

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 19

Applicant must be a pianist who resides, studies, or was born in California, Oregon, or Washington State.

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 Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon audition of a performance of two compositions or movements.

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.

Music Scholarship

Award: $5,500, Deadline: March 1 (priority)

Audition required.

Wilson A. and Stella Elizabeth Ray Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a West Virginia resident and a graduating senior from Chapmanville High School who plans to attend a college or university full time.

Fine Arts Scholarship

Award: $400, Deadline: January 1

Applicant must demonstrate talent in art, dance, music, or theatre.

Alma Wilson Scholarship

Award: $800, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, an Arizona resident, an Arizona high school graduate, and a full-time student and must demonstrate high academic achievement and leadership ability.

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.

Arts Activity Award

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 10

Applicant must have a special talent in music, theatre, or visual arts, audition or portfolio required.

Dean's Talent Scholarship

Award: $11,500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a full-time student who ranks in the top quarter of their high school class and has a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score between 1580 and 1790. An audition or portfolio is required.

Provost Talent Scholarship

Award: $14,500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a full-time student who ranks in top 15% of class and has a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1800. An audition or portfolio is required.

Music Lesson Fee Waiver

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Selection is based upon music faculty recommendation.

Music Talent Award

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Selection is based on audition.

Napier Family Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

School of Music Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1 (Priority)

Applicant must be enrolled at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

  • No Geographic Restrictions
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  • Music

Music Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Presidential Talent Scholarship

Award: $16,000, 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 1950. An audition or portfolio are required.

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.

Performing Arts Scholarship

Award: $16,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must have outstanding artistic talent. An on-campus audition is required.

Maurice O. Boyd Music Award

Award: $480, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be nominated by Music Department faculty.

Music Memorial Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: April 15

Sophie Sarat Welling Memorial Scholarship

Award: $520, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate good character and major or minor in music or be actively involved in music.

Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be studying in an area of art, creative writing, dance, music, theater. Audition or portfolio review and admission to the university required.

Catharine Gould Chism Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an incoming freshman who has demonstrated leadership abilities and has the intent to major in the arts or humanities.

Bach Organ & Keyboard Music Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 21

Applicant must be Rhode Island resident and a church organist who is an ABO member, or enrolled in college as a music major.

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