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  • AMCA Music Scholarship
    $1,000-$1,200
    March 1
    Sponsor: Associated Male Choruses of America

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students obtaining their bachelor's degree in a music-related field (with preference given to voice or choral concentrations) and be sponsored by a chorus of the Associated Male Choruses of America. Applicants must submit references and a personal letter.

    How to apply: Applications are available online or by contacting your local AMCA chorus.

    Weldon Wilson, Scholarship Chair
    5143 S. 40th Street
    St. Cloud, MN 56301

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  • American Theatre Organ Society Scholarships
    Up to $1,500
    April
    Sponsor: American Theatre Organ Society

    Eligibility: Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 22 as of July 1 and either working toward college organ performance degrees or be studying with professional organ instructors. Students' names must be submitted by their present organ instructor or the school's music department head. An essay is also required.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Carlton B. Smith, Director
    2175 N. Irwin Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46219

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  • Annual Music Student Scholarships
    $1,000
    June 1
    Sponsor: School Band and Orchestra Magazine

    Eligibility: Applicants must be public, private or home school students in grades 4 through 12, be music students and write an essay on the given topic. Five scholarships are awarded to students in grades 4 through 8, and five are awarded to students in grades 9 through 12. Schools of winners will receive merchandise prizes.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An essay, contact information, school contact information and instrument played are required.

    6000 South Eastern Avenue
    Suite J-14
    Las Vegas, NV 89119

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  • Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program
    $2,000
    February 24
    Sponsor: South Carolina State Department of Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors in South Carolina public schools, have attended South Carolina public schools for the past two consecutive years and be U.S. citizens. There are five categories: creative writing, dance, music, theater and visual arts. For the creative writing category, a sonnet, lyric or narrative poem no longer than one page must be submitted. For the dance category, an original, short dance composition of three to ten minutes. For the music category, an original composition of three to ten minutes must be submitted. For the theater category, an original one-act play with a performing time of eight to fifteen minutes. For the visual arts category, an original visual composition must be submitted. Compositions are judged on creativity, originality and quality of expression and content.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, composition and process folio are required.

    1429 Senate Street
    Columbia, SC 29201

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  • ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards
    Varies
    February 1
    Sponsor: ASCAP Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be composers who have not turned 30 before January 1 of the current year. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents or enrolled students with a student visa. Applicants must submit an original composition.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One Lincoln Plaza
    New York, NY 10023

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  • Aux Project Scholarship
    $2,000
    July 15
    Sponsor: Aux Project.Org

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. residents, citizens or permanent residents and U.S. high school students or currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university or college. Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA. An essay on a provided prompt is required to be submitted.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 2287
    Bellaire, TX 77402

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  • Barbara C. Littlefield Vocal Scholarship
    $2,100
    May 6
    Sponsor: Portland Rossini Club

    Eligibility: Applicants must be over 17 years of age and must audition with selections from at least two contrasting musical periods for a total of 10 to 15 minutes. Students must perform these selections from memory and provide the judges with an original copy of the music.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    143 State Street
    Portland, ME 04101

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  • Betty F. Brown Awards for Instrumental Excellence
    Varies
    December 6
    Sponsor: The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be sophomores, juniors or seniors at a Bartholomew County high school. Students must be instrumentalists.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    538 Franklin Street
    P.O. Box 1547
    Columbus, IN 47202

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  • Celebration of Women and their Music Awards
    Varies
    November 22
    Sponsor: Deb Jenkins

    Eligibility: Applicants must be female high school students with a passion for the arts who are attending school within 100 miles of Fargo. Students must submit the application, written essays, a letter of recommendation and 2-4 work samples.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 5333
    Fargo, ND 58105

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  • Corporal Benjamin Ashley Memorial Scholarship
    $500
    December 31
    Sponsor: Truman Heartland Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Truman High School in Independence, Missouri. Students must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at any accredited college, university or junior college. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students must have participated in music related activities and community service.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    c/o Blue Ridge Bank Financial Center
    4200 Little Blue Parkway
    Suite 340
    Independence, MO 64057

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  • Diana Love Legacy Instrumental Music Scholarship Fund
    $1,000
    February 3
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of the New River Valley

    Eligibility: Applicants must provide documentation that confirms their financial need and evidence of their commitment to high school symphonic and marching bands and musicianship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 6009
    Christiansburg, VA 24068

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  • Dorothy Rapp Music Scholarship
    $500
    February 19
    Sponsor: Vanderburgh Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must belong to a Baptist church in Evansville, Indiana and intend on being involved with music for the church. Selection is based on an essay explaining how the scholarship will be used as well as letters of recommendation from the applicant's music teacher and pastor.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Walker Building
    401 S.E. Sixth Street
    Suite 203
    Evansville, IN 47713

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  • Family Music Studio Scholarship
    $250
    February
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Boone County

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher to be considered for this scholarship and be a current or past Family Music Studio student.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    102 North Lebanon Street
    Suite 200
    Lebanon, IN 46052

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  • Gary L. Carrow Memorial Scholarship
    $3,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Inland Northwest Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors who participate in the school's instructional music program. Students must prove to be good stewards of their school or community and have a 3.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    421 West Riverside Avenue
    Suite 606
    Spokane, WA 99201

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  • Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition
    $1,000-$3,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: Glenn Miller Birthplace Society

    Eligibility: Applicants may apply as instrumentalists or vocalists. They must be high school seniors or college freshmen who plan to focus on music in their future lives. Applicants must submit an audition file in addition to an application form. High school seniors may reapply as college freshmen as long as they weren't first-place winners the previous year.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    107 East Main Street
    P.O. Box 61
    Clarinda, IA 51632

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  • International Junior Competition
    Up to $7,000
    June
    Sponsor: Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must perform at this competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students are provided with housing but must provide own transportation to and from Salt Lake City. Applicants must perform a 20-minute program of solo music and a 30-minute program of solo music. Two competition categories available: ages 11 to 14 and ages 15 to 18.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    138 W. 300 S
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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  • International Trumpet Guild Conference Scholarship
    Varies
    February 1
    Sponsor: International Trumpet Guild

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students and record audition songs. There are different age group categories, and each category has its own performance requirements. Applicants must be ITG members.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 2688
    Davenport, IA 52809-2688

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  • Ione M. Allen Music Scholarship
    Varies
    January 23
    Sponsor: Center for Scholarship Administration

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Polk, Swain or Transylvania County, North Carolina. They must possess musical talent, attend an accredited conservatory or other institution with a recognized music department and have financial need. All applicants must be interviewed and present a performance.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4320 Wade Hampton Boulevard
    Suite G
    Taylors, SC 29687-0031

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  • Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
    Up to $10,000
    January 8, March 5, October 2
    Sponsor: From the Top

    Eligibility: Applicants must have interest in performing on NPR’s From the Top. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of strong musical ability, unmet financial need and strength of character.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    295 Huntington Avenue
    Suite 201
    Boston, MA 02115

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  • Jeff Hull/Doug Johnson Memorial Music Scholarship
    Varies
    March 1
    Sponsor: Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolling or enrolled in a public or nonprofit college. Students must have talents in singing or playing instruments. Applicants must include an essay about how music has or will affect their lives in the past, present and future. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1500 Valley River Drive
    Suite 100
    Eugene, OR 97401

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  • Johansen International Competition for Young String Players
    $1,000-$10,000
    December 1
    Sponsor: Friday Morning Music Club Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students of violin, viola or cello between the ages of 13 and 17 at the time of competition. Students must not be under professional management and must perform five pieces for the competition.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, repertoire list, audition CD, release forms, education and experience page and $75 application fee are required.

    801 K Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001

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  • John and Hannah Handy Scholarship
    $2,000
    April 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate personal integrity, intelligence and motivation to succeed at school. Students must be active in school activities including but not limited to sports, music and art. Applicants must have satisfactory grades and submit a letter of acceptance to a college or university.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1324 Belmont Avenue
    Suite 401
    Salisbury, MD 21804

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  • Julius and Esther Stulberg International String Competition
    Up to $6,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Julius and Esther Stulberg Competition Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students of violin, viola, cello or double bass, be 19 years of age or younger as of January 1 of the year of competition and perform a Bach piece and a solo for the competition, which is typically held in May.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, proof of age and audition CD are required.

    359 South Kalamazoo Mall
    Suite 14
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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  • Lagond Music School
    $13,000
    February 15
    Sponsor: Lagond Music School

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school junior or seniors or a graduated senior taking a gap year before entering music college. Students should plan to pursue music as a lifelong profession.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    9 Haven Street
    Elmsford, NY 10523

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  • Lotte Lenya Competition
    $500-$20,000 plus travel stipend
    January 21
    Sponsor: Kurt Weill Foundation for Music

    Eligibility: Applicants must be between 19 and 32 years old and attend a regional competition, performing four selections. If contestants are unable to participate in any of the scheduled regional auditions, they may instead submit a DVD, which must contain all four of the required repertoire selections. Finalists will be chosen, based on vocal beauty and technique, interpretation, acting, repertoire variety and presence.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    7 East 20th Street
    3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10003

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  • Mary Graham Lasley Scholarship Competition
    Varies
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    Sponsor: Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate music students who are Virginia, Maryland or Washington, DC residents or students at colleges, universities or conservatories in Virginia, Maryland or Washington, DC. Students must be 25 years of age or younger. Prior first place winners may not reenter.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, resume and $25 entry fee are required.

    2121 Eisenhower Avenue
    Suite 608
    Alexandria, VA 22314

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  • Meghan Hormann Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    February 2
    Sponsor: Adams County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Adams County. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit an application detailing their work history, community service, extracurricular involvement and personal narrative. Preference is given to students who have been participated in a music program and/or intend on pursuing a degree in music.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    102 North 2nd Street
    Decatur, IN 46733

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  • NFMC Wendell Irish Viola Award
    $250-$1,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: National Federation of Music Clubs (AR)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 18 and must be Individual Junior Special members or Active Junior Club members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Applicants must enter in their state of residence by submitting a taped performance.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Dr. George Keck
    2112 Hinson Road
    Suite 23
    Little Rock, AR 72212

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  • Nicholas Van Slyck Scholarship
    Varies
    April 30
    Sponsor: Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high-school seniors from the Merrimack Valley exhibiting outstanding abilities in the area of music.

    How to apply: Applications available by mail.

    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 332
    Haverhill, MA 01831

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  • NYCDA 4-day National Summer Workshop Scholarship
    Varies
    May 1
    Sponsor: New York City Dance Alliance (NYCDA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be registered to attend the NYCDA 4-day Summer Workshop. Students must audition at the workshop. Selection is based on the overall strength of the audition.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    602 West 66th Street
    West New York, NJ 07093

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  • Rich Scott Memorial Music Scholarship
    Varies
    March 12
    Sponsor: Blackford County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Students must plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in the field of music. Students must submit information on their school and community activities and goals, a transcript, an explanation of their financial need and an appraisal from a guidance counselor or other school official.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    121 North High Street
    Hartford City, IN 47348

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  • Scholarship Program for Young Pianists
    $1,000
    May 15
    Sponsor: Chopin Foundation of the United States, Inc.

    Eligibility: The program is available to any qualified American pianists age 14 to 17 who are enrolled in secondary or undergraduate institutions as full-time students. Applicants also must study music and major in piano. They must submit applications, statements of career goals, two references, audio tapes and $25 fee.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Attn: Scholarship Committee
    1440 79th Street Causeway
    Suite 117
    Miami, FL 33141

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  • Stella Knobel & Mary Jean Carter Scholarship
    $2,500
    March 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of North Central Washington

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors or non-traditional students from Chelan, Douglas or Okanogan counties who have been accepted into an accredited institution in Washington, plan to enroll full-time and will major or minor in music. Selection is based on the strength of the overall application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    9 South Wenatchee Avenue
    Wenatchee, WA 98801

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  • Stillman Kelley National Instrumental Awards
    $200-$1,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: National Federation of Music Clubs Stillman-Kelley Award

    Eligibility: Applicants must be instrumentalists, must not reach their 19th birthday by March 1 and be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. This award rotates by region with the Northeastern and Southeastern regions in even years and Central and Western regions in odd years.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Nathalie Steinbach
    15 Mount Vernon Avenue
    Fredericksburg, VA 22405

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  • Travis R. Keplinger Memorial Fund
    Varies
    March 12
    Sponsor: Blackford County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have participated in music, art or soccer during their public school education.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    121 North High Street
    Hartford City, IN 47348

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  • Women Band Directors International College Scholarships
    Varies
    December 1
    Sponsor: Women Band Directors International

    Eligibility: Applicants must be studying music education with the intention of becoming a band director.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Karen Williams
    WBDI Scholarship Chair
    3994 White Oak Road
    Waynesville, NC 28785

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  • Young Artists Competition
    Up to $40,000
    September 15
    Sponsor: Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must perform at this competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students are provided with housing but must provide own transportation to and from Salt Lake City. Applicants must perform a 25-minute program of solo music and a 35-minute program of solo music.

    How to apply:

    138 W. 300 S
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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  • YoungArts Program
    Up to $10,000
    October 16
    Sponsor: National YoungArts Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be either high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors or 15 to 18 years old by December 1 of the year of application. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The disciplines included are cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing. Those applying in the discipline of jazz music may be registered aliens. There is a nonrefundable fee.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2100 Biscayne Boulevard
    Miami, FL 33137

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  • Youth Free Expression Network Film Contest
    Up to $1,000
    April 15
    Sponsor: National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)

    Eligibility: Students must be 19 years or younger. Films must be four minutes or less in a variety of genres including documentary, music video and experimental. Top three winners receive cash stipends.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    19 Fulton Street
    Suite 407
    New York, NY 10038

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