Category Archives: Music & Arts Scholarships

2009 Music Products Industry Scholarships

College students who wanted to pursue a career I n music industry may seek financial assistance for their college education through the NAMM Foundation.  This foundation has the so-called NAMM Foundation Music Products Industry Scholarship Program that aims to support students who plan to express commitment and aptitude for business leadership and innovation in the music products industry.

The NAMM Foundation offers tuition scholarships amounting to $2,500 to $5,000 each year that can be used by its scholars to support full-time college students in their college courses. To qualify for this scholarship, students must be enrolled for the Summer or Fall 2009 semester in a university-based music business or music education program.

The applicants should also have an overall 3.0 grade point average as well. The selected scholar will be notified by December 1, 2009, and scholarship fund will be transferred to the student’s college or university to support education-related expenses.  All scholars of NAMM Foundation are required to submit a scholarship impact report of their related progress within 90 days of the end of the funded academic year or no later than September 1, 2010.

Just take not that this scholarship is non-renewable and applicants may only apply once for the same scholarship program. To apply for this scholarship, complete all sections of the electronic scholarship application, submit it online together with the uploaded required materials via the online application system. Scholarship guidelines can be viewed here.

Charleston Symphony Orchestra League Offers Scholarship For Young Musicians

Aspiring musicians or students who want to pursue a major in music in college may check out Charleston Symphony Orchestra League Scholarship Program for young musicians.  The college awards $2,000 worth of scholarships to Charleston tri-county residents.

Eligible applicants are the graduating seniors, members of the Youth Orchestra of the Lowcountry and Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Students who are planning to take summer music study may also apply.

To apply, interested students should audition at the Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street. Audition for this year will be on March 2, 2009. Students must also have at least 2.5 GPA, SAT score of 1000 and recommendation letters. If chosen as scholars, the scholarship money will be paid directly to the program or music instructor.

Scholarship application can be found here. Deadline of application submission is on January 30, 2009.

Study Scholarships for Fine Arts, Architecture, Music & Dance

Students who are pursuing a degree in Fine Arts, Architecture, Music or Dance may find this scholarship from DAAD as a good opportunity to study in Germany. This scholarship program is specifically created for students under these artistic fields of study. The students can even complete a postgraduate degree course or obtain a degree from a German higher education institution using this scholarship program.

In order for the students to apply in Fine Arts, Architecture, Music & Dance Scholarship Program, they should be US or Canadian citizens and must not have been resident in Germany for more than 12 months. The applicants should also submit a well-defined study program or study project that necessitate their stay in Germany. Preference will be given to students who are invited a faculty member at a German university to study at a particular university department.

This scholarship awards a monthly stipend of €750 which is granted for one academic year. There are few number of scholars under two years grant that will be privileged to take a two-month language course. This scholarship program must be utilized during October 1, 2008 to July 31, 2009.

Deadline of application is on November 1, 2008. For more information, please click here.

Scholarship From Iowa State University Department of Music

If you are looking for scholarship programs for music degree studying, you may want to check out the scholarship programs of Iowa State University Department of Music. They offer scholarships which are primarily based on the results of your auditions.

Currently, the Iowa State University Department of Music has scholarship programs for music majors in voice, winds, percussion, keyboard, music and non-music majors in strings. Interested applicants should complete the application form prior to actual audition together with at least one recommendation from a music director or music teacher.

Auditions will be held on February 19 – 21, 2009; so be sure that the application form and the recommendation letter must be submitted on or before January 30, 2009. For more information about this scholarship, please click here.

Scholarship Offerings From Oklahoma Christian University

If you are near Oklahoma Christian University and needs some scholarship, why not consider studying in this school? They have pretty number of course offerings as well as scholarship programs to help you attain a college degree.

Not all universities list their available scholarship in their website but Oklahoma Christian clearly enumerates the available scholarships in their school and interested students can easily identify the scholarship programs that can possibly suit their credentials.

Aside from Presidential Academic Success Scholarship, Oklahoma State Regents Scholarship and Transfer Academic Merit Scholarships; Oklahoma Christian also provides wide varieties of scholarship programs such as Art/Design Scholarship, Cheerleading Scholarship, Christian Engineering Scholarship, Distinguished Performer Award (Music), Theatre/Drama Scholarship and even International Scholarship for students who are not US citizens and ineligible to receive federal aid.

So check out the Scholarship Page of Oklahoma Christian University and see how they can help you in achieving your education goals.

Summer Music Scholarship Programs

Few months from now and it is already summer; but for students who are determined to study music this coming season, this is the best time to look for summer scholarships. And to give you some ideas on where to look for scholarships that you can use for studying music, you can check out the Philanthropies, Inc which is the charitable arm of Sigma Alpha Iota.

This institution offer several kinds of music scholarships that can be enjoyed by students during summer. The good thing about their summer scholarship programs is that members and non-SAI members are both welcome to apply.

Some examples of the summer scholarship programs are the Aspen National Vocal Scholarship, Brevard Music Center, Chautauqua Summer Institution, Inspiration Point Opera Scholarship, Interlochen Center for the Arts and the International Festival-Institute at Round Top. These programs provide $1000 worth of summer scholarships to qualified applicants. For more information, please click here.

Swiss University Graduate Scholarship

For those students who are dreaming to study abroad but does not have enough financial capabilities to support advance studies, you may want to take a look at the Swiss Government Scholarship offer for foreign students.  The Swiss government provides a several scholarship opportunities for each country such as USA and other Asian and African and European countries.

The scholarship is applicable for post-graduate Applied Science programs as well as in the field of design or music arts and is valid only for full time studies in Switzerland. The scholarship is not applicable for on-the-job studies, part-time studies or correspondence courses.

The scholarship duration is for the nine-month academic year with the amount of Sfr. 1’600 to Sfr. 1’920 every month depending on the course of program of the scholars. The renewal of scholarship depends on the county category. All scholarships can be applied around October of each year.

The application forms can be obtained from the Swiss diplomatic representation and also from the ministry of education of your country. For the complete details of this scholarship grant, please read here.

Performance Scholarships At Drexel

Are you a student for Drexel who can sing well? Well, apply for this program called the Performance Scholarships that are being offered by Drexel University. This scholarship program can give you an extra $1250 if you are freshman and as much as $2500 if you are already an experienced member of Drexel Chorus.

To apply for this scholarship, students need to audition during the third weekend of April. The requirements include one piece of any style with keyboard accompaniment. Likewise, applicants must be full time Drexel students having a minimum of 12 credits each term.

Scholars will be required to participate in the University Chorus each term and attend two rehearsals each week. They must be also available to participate in either the Chamber Singers or Naturally Sharp or Vocal Jazz Ensemble according to the director’s requirement.

For more information, please click here.

Scholarship Competition For Young Painters And Sculptors

The Art Renewal Center has a scholarship competition that aims to support students who have paintings or sculptures that reflect the concept of traditional realism. The ARC Scholarship competition awards 6 young artists $2500 each as scholarship money and another $1000 each for 5 selected artists.

To join this scholarship competition, the student must be presently enrolled or has been accepted in any
ARC approved program for the 2007 fall term. The participants should submit 5 to 10 copies of their work in a JPEG or TIFF format via email along with a 250-word essay about their long-term educational and career goals and 3 letters of recommendation. One of the recommendations should come from current art instructor who could be the Master painter or sculptor with whom you are currently studying.

The application form, the digital images of your work as well as all the requirements should be submitted via email before June 18, 2007. For more information about this scholarship competition, please click here.

Mu Phi Epsilon Scholarship Programs For Musician

If you are a musician who would like to advance your career or further develop your talent in creating music through various instruments, you may wish to consider applying for the scholarships that are being offered by Mu Phi Epsilon fraternity.

The Mu Phi Epsilon organization has a foundation that provides a wide range of scholarships that covers all aspect of music from voice, conduction, composition to playing instruments like piano, harp, violin or guitar. They have over 30 scholarship programs that award scholarship money ranging from $400 to $7000.

Explore the scholarship opportunities from Mu Phi Epsilon to know which scholarship program is appropriate for you. You could apply to any of the scholarship by downloading the application form here and submit it through the specific scholarship chairperson before March 1, 2007