Music Scholarships

Musicians are often thought of as performers only, scaring many away from the field. After all, there are only so many performance opportunities out there, and nobody wants to be the starving artist.

But the truth is that those who study music can pursue a number of different careers. Music majors might write commercial jingles or compose scores for movies or television. They might choose to teach music through individual lessons or in a school setting. Or, if you know how to write, a deep knowledge of music could lead to a career in music journalism.

Types of Music Scholarships

Most financial aid for music majors comes in the form of scholarships, what with the many arts endowments out there. However, there are also a handful of music and fine arts fellowships available, and music competitions are also an option.

Popular Scholarships for Music Majors

You may find institutional scholarships for music majors at your school through the music program. Examples of these include the Dean’s Music Scholarship at Cornell College, which awards up to $10,000 to students based on an audition and application, and the Music Merit Award at Ohio University, which awards anywhere from $5,000 to $25,000 to eligible students.

Competitions, such as the Carmel Music Society Competition available to residents of Washington, Oregon or California, are also a good way for talented musicians to use their skills to possibly win some scholarship money.

Applying for Music Scholarships

Music scholarships will sometimes require an audition, but a surprising number of them require a minimum GPA of around 3.0 as well. Additional criteria might include enrollment in a specific area of study, such as vocal performance, or the study of a particular instrument.

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100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Eileen Phillips Cohen Music Scholarship$3,00007/28/2014
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Music Grant$1,00008/01/2014
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Music Scholarship$12,50008/01/2014
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Music Scholarship$2,00008/01/2014
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Music Scholarship for Mature Women$1,00010/01/2014
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Jacob Javits FellowshipVaries10/15/2014
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Creative Arts Award$1,80010/31/2014
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.University Music Scholarship$24,00011/01/2014
01/15/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Gabriel Burda Scholarship$10,00011/01/2014
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Study Scholarship for Artists and MusiciansVaries11/01/2014
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Elizabeth Massey Award$2,00011/01/2014
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Kappa Kappa Gamma Scholarship in the Fine ArtsVaries12/01/2014
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship$22,00012/01/2014
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Iowa Arts Council Scholarship for the Arts$2,00012/01/2014
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Talent Award$12,00012/01/2014
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Fine Arts Scholarships$15,00012/01/2014
02/01/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Music Club Scholarship$20012/15/2014
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Music Performance Scholarship$8,00012/31/2014
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Fine Arts Scholarship$40001/01/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Music Minor Scholarship$1,00001/08/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Anne Louise Barrett Fellowship$14,00001/10/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Harriet A. Shaw Fellowship$10,00001/10/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Fine Arts Fellowship$12,50001/12/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Honors Challenge ScholarshipVaries01/15/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Music Department Scholarship$1,50001/15/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Conservatory Scholarship$12,00001/15/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Strassler Scholarship$64,00001/15/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Wilson A. and Stella Elizabeth Ray Memorial Scholarship$50001/15/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Departmental Scholarship in Art, Art History, Communication Studies, French, German, Music, and Theatre$2,50001/20/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship$4,00001/31/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Trustee Music Scholarship$15,00002/01/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Fine Arts Scholarship$3,00002/01/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Dean's Music Scholarship$10,00002/01/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Alumni Book Scholarship - College of Musical Arts$50002/01/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Performing and Fine Arts Scholarship$2,00002/01/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.William Fletcher King (WFK) Music Scholarship$20,00002/01/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Janey Hutchinson Music Scholarship$1,00002/15/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Distinguished Artist Award$2,50002/15/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Music Scholarship$4,00002/15/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Academic Excellence Scholarship$1,00002/15/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Music Scholarship$1,00002/15/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Alumni Association ScholarshipVaries02/16/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund$70002/16/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Fine Arts and Performing Arts ScholarshipVaries02/20/2015
04/15/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Catharine Gould Chism Scholarship$5,00002/25/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Fine Arts Scholarships$10,00002/25/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Carmel Music Society Competition$4,00002/28/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Music Scholarship$3,00002/28/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Ethel Mae Moor Applied Music Fund Scholarship$50003/01/2015
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Lawrence M. and Louise Kresge Isaacs Endowment for Music Scholarship$10,00003/01/2015
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