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  • Al Downing Jazz Scholarship
    $1,000
    January 31
    Sponsor: Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must have participated in a jazz band during their senior year. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Students must submit a recorded audition and an essay about the importance of jazz in their life. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Scholarship Committee
    P.O. Box 2240
    St. Petersburg, FL 33731

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  • Al Sanders Foundation for Music Studies Scholarship
    $3,500
    March 1
    Sponsor: Baltimore Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating from a public high school in Baltimore City or County. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2 East Read Street
    9th Floor
    Baltimore, MD 21202

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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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  • Angela Svendsen Memorial Scholarship
    $2,000
    April 30
    Sponsor: Community Foundation for Southwest Washington

    Eligibility: Applicants must intend on enrolling full-time at an accredited educational institution. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    610 Esther Street
    Suite 201
    Vancouver, WA 98660

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  • Bach Organ Scholarship
    $800-$1,000
    April 21
    Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of the state of Rhode Island. Students must be currently enrolled in a college music program, majoring in organ music and they must show financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One Union Station
    Providence, RI 02903

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  • Berenice Barnard Music Specialist Scholarship
    $1,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university and live in San Buenaventura or Ojai, California. To qualify, students must be pursuing a degree in music education or music performance. Financial need is not required, but will be considered during the selection process. Letters of recommendation required for application process must directly relate to applicant musical qualifications.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
    Camarillo, CA 93012

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  • Bridgette Wegert Memorial Choral Scholarship
    $300
    February 27
    Sponsor: Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors of Wisconsin Dells High School who are active in the choir or band. Students must have been accepted at a four-year university and be planning to major in the music field, special education or nursing.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 533
    Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

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  • Buerkle Scholarship
    Varies
    March 1
    Sponsor: Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.6; be attending or planning to attend a public or nonprofit college or university; and be majoring in English, journalism, physical education, music or math. Students must complete the FAFSA. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application and financial need, with preference given to students attending colleges in Oregon and nontraditional students or those returning after a considerable break.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1500 Valley River Drive
    Suite 100
    Eugene, OR 97401

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  • California Retired Teachers Association Division 55 Hilmer Finne Scholarship Fund
    $1,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a Mendocino High School Senior who plans to study music in college. Students must display a commitment to music and proven talent. Selection based on letters of recommendation and academic achievement. A GPA of 3.0 is preferred.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    204 South Oak Street
    Ukiah, CA 95482

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  • Catherine Jean MacDonald Memorial Scholarship
    $5,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Bay Area Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must submit a FAFSA proving financial need and demonstrate an dedication to obtain a degree in fine arts especially public TV or radio. Students must submit two letters of recommendation, a current transcript, a personal essay and an acceptable portrait photo as a JPEG or PNG along with their application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Pere Marquette Depot
    1000 Adams Street
    Suite 200
    Bay City, MI 48708

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  • Charles Owen 'Corky' McCormick IV Memorial Scholarship
    $3,000
    February 26
    Sponsor: Johnson County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and plan to enroll into an accredited tow or four-year college or university on a full-time basis. Music and theater studies must encompass performance or education.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 217
    Franklin, IN 46131

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  • Clifford Byard Memorial Scholarship
    $300
    February 1
    Sponsor: Decatur County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    101 East Main Street
    Suite 1
    Greensburg, IN 47240

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  • Cynthia and Alan Baran Fine Arts and Music Scholarship Fund
    Varies
    March 15
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current students at an accredited college or university, take at least six credit hours and be enrolled in a bachelor's of fine art, bachelor's of studio art, master's of fine art or bachelor's or master's in music program. Art students must major in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography or printmaking. Preference for music scholarships is given to those studying acoustic mandolin or acoustic guitar. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, essay, Student Aid Report and two appraisal forms are required.

    3833 Cleghorn Avenue
    Suite 400
    Nashville, TN 37215-2519

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  • Doell Family Scholarship
    $1,500
    March 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of North Central Washington

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from a high school in Chelan, Douglas or Okanogan county who demonstrates financial need and plans to major in journalism or a music related field. Selection is based on academic achievement and the strength of the overall application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    9 South Wenatchee Avenue
    Wenatchee, WA 98801

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  • Doris and Clarence Glick Classical Music Scholarship
    Varies
    January 31
    Sponsor: Hawaii Community Foundation - Scholarships

    Eligibility: Applicants must be majoring in music with an emphasis on classical music. They must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher, and they must describe their program of study as it relates to classical music in their personal statement.

    How to apply: To apply, register online, complete the online application and select the scholarships to which you wish to apply. In addition, mail the supporting materials: printed confirmation page from the online application, personal statement, copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov and official transcript.

    827 Fort Street Mall
    Honolulu, HI 96813

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  • Dorothy Pfenninger Scholarship
    $100-$499
    February 3
    Sponsor: Henry County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors with financial need from any high school in Henry County, Indiana. Students must have at least a 2.75 GPA. Applicants must intend to pursue a major in music.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    700 South Memorial Drive
    P.O. Box 6006
    New Castle, IN 47362

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  • Dr. Robert Hawkins Memorial Scholarship
    $2,000
    November 5
    Sponsor: John Philip Sousa Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must plan on attending a college or university in the United States and pursue a degree in instrumental music education. Students must complete the application in full including essay statement, three letters of recommendation and current transcript.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    196 East 650 North
    West Lafayette, IN 47906

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  • Eric Scott Langdon and Diana Monzeglio Memorial Scholarship Fund for Artists
    $500-$2,500
    April 1
    Sponsor: Coastal Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Preference will be given to students who need financial support to attend college and who excel in fine arts, dance or music.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 230415
    Encinitas, CA 92023

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  • Eugene A. Sharick Music Scholarship
    $2,000
    February 14
    Sponsor: Wayne County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating from Rittman High School in Ohio. Students must have taken at least two years of music at Rittman High School. Applicants must be accepted to an accredited college or university where they will pursue a degree in music.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    517 North Market Street
    Wooster, OH 44691

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  • Helen Mathilda Yunker Music Scholarship
    $2,000
    January 29
    Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be either a graduating senior in the city of Ventura or a current Ventura College student enrolling at an accredited four-year college or university to study music. Students must be able to demonstrate financial need. Applicants can reapply in successive years.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
    Camarillo, CA 93012

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  • James J. and Margaret Mischler Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 23
    Sponsor: The Troy Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must plan to enroll in a four-year degree program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    216 West Franklin Street
    Troy, OH 45373

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  • Jay Franke Scholarship
    $5,000
    April 15
    Sponsor: Diabetes Scholars Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicant must be a high school senior with Type 1 diabetes who is seeking higher education at an accredited four-year college, university, technical, or trade school and intends to pursue an arts degree (music, theatre, dance).

    How to apply: Application available online.

    310 Busse Highway, #256
    Park Ridge, IL 60068

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  • Jerry Juhl Fund for the Arts
    $2,500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be studying performing arts, lighting, sound or set design. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, community involvement and a potential for academic success.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    204 South Oak Street
    Ukiah, CA 95482

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  • John T. and Joann C. Wills Music Educator's Scholarship
    $500
    March 2
    Sponsor: Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants are based on excellence, commitment and leadership through involvement in school and community organizations with special consideration given for musical abilities. Students must submit a FAFSA form.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 409
    Morgantown, WV 26507

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  • Jonathan Family Scholarship
    $500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a senior at Laytonville High School and plan to attend a vocational school, community college or four-year college or university. Students must pursue studies in the areas of music, art, architecture, building construction and/or design. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    204 South Oak Street
    Ukiah, CA 95482

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  • Laura Showalter Memorial Scholarship
    $2,000
    January 10
    Sponsor: The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Bartholomew County who will study music at a post-secondary institution. Selection is based on the strength of the overall application which may include an audition.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Lee and Bessie S. Blazer Memorial Scholarship
    $9,796
    February 7
    Sponsor: Hancock County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a graduating high school senior and plan to major in music in college. Students also need to submit a resume detailing their musical background and achievements, a 500-word essay explaining their academic interest in music and a completed College Costs Estimator Form.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    312 East Main Street
    Greenfield, IN 46140

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  • Lessons In Your Home Scholarship
    $500
    October 24
    Sponsor: Lessons In Your Home

    Eligibility: Applicants must be prospective or enrolled college students at a U.S. college or university and 18 years of age or older. Students must be enrolled full-time majoring or minoring in any school music program. An essay submission is required on a provided topic.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.


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  • Maquoketa Area Piano Festival Scholarship
    Varies
    March 11
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Jackson County

    Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in a piano studies program. Applicants must demonstrate strength of character and academic achievement.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    120 1/2 South Maine Street
    Maquoketa, IA 52060

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  • Margaret R. Rice Music Scholarship Fund
    Up to $2,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish women attending local music schools. Students must submit a letter and resume to the Jewish Federation. Local music schools are advised each year of this scholarship and asked to submit names of eligible students.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Jewish Community Services Building
    2100 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

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  • Marie M. Borden Scholarship
    $3,000
    February 26
    Sponsor: Johnson County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from a public high school in Johnson County who plan to enroll full-time at an accredited institution or university in Indiana and major in music or music education. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Selection is based on financial need and the strength of the overall application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 217
    Franklin, IN 46131

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  • Michael Jackson Scholarship
    Up to $5,000
    October 1
    Sponsor: United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African American students at a UNCF member college or university majoring in communications, English or performing arts. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1805 7th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001

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  • Moore High School Alumni Association Music Scholarship
    $1,000
    December 16
    Sponsor: Oklahoma City Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating from Moore High School in Oklahoma and been enrolled for at least two years. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in a music related field such as education or performance.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1000 North Broadway
    Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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  • Music Committee Scholarship
    $1,000
    February 15
    Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Kansas

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Kansas residents who are currently high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores. They must have a proven talent and background in music and be planning to major or minor in music at an approved Kansas post-secondary institution. Applicants must also be average or better students. Three letters of recommendation with only one from a music teacher, a 1040 income statement, a high school transcript and a statement describing why they are applying for the scholarship are required. The scholarship will be awarded in two installments; recipients must maintain a C average to receive the second installment.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1314 SW Topeka Boulevard
    Topeka, KS 66612

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  • NFMC Gretchen E. Van Roy Music Education Scholarship
    $1,200
    April 1
    Sponsor: National Federation of Music Clubs (FL)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be college juniors majoring in music education and must be affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    NFMC Gretchen E. Van Roy Music Education Scholarship
    Cheryl Schmidt, Chairman
    1100 SW 4th Street
    Willmar, MN 56201

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  • Nick Schoffen Music Scholarship
    $1,500
    March 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of North Central Washington

    Eligibility: Applicants must enroll in an accredited school within in the United States.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    9 South Wenatchee Avenue
    Wenatchee, WA 98801

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  • Owen Roettger Scholarship Endowment
    $2,000
    October 1
    Sponsor: Huntingburg Foundation, Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors of Southridge High School who are interested in studying music or vocals. Selection is based on the strength of the overall application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Old Town Hall
    309 North Geiger Street
    P.O. Box 255
    Huntingburg, IN 47542

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  • Presbyterian Church USA Student Opportunity Scholarships
    Up to $2,000
    May 15
    Sponsor: Presbyterian Church (USA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) who have completed their first year of college. They must be enrolled full-time and have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Students must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in education, health service/science, religious studies, sacred music or social service/sciences. Financial need is required. Preference is given to members of racial and ethnic minorities.

    How to apply: Applications are available by mail or email.

    100 Witherspoon Street
    Louisville, KY 40202

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  • Robert C. and Lillian DuSoe Scholarship
    $4,000
    March
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must intend on enrolling full-time at an accredited educational institution. Students must have demonstrated aptitude in music or writing and unmet financial need. Applicants must submit an essay, current transcripts and two letters of recommendation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Roy W. Hill Music Scholarship
    $20,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of North Central Washington

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors of a high school in Chelan or Douglas County who will enroll full-time and pursue a degree 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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  • 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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  • Sherman Fairchild Foundation Conservation Fellowship
    Varies
    December 2
    Sponsor: Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Eligibility: Applicants must be studying in the fields of arms and armor, Asian art conservation, costumes, musical instruments, objects conservation, paintings conservation, paper conservation, scientific research or textile conservation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1000 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10028

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  • The Frank and Carol Pinkerton Orchestral Scholarship
    Varies
    April 28
    Sponsor: Alaska Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students of violin, viola, cello or string bass who are admitted to an accredited music education program and intend on pursuing a career in orchestral instruction. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Preference is given to students who attend an Alaskan university and/or plan on becoming orchestral instructors in Alaska.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    3201 C Street
    Suite 110
    Anchorage, AK 99503

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  • The Jeanne A. Toombs Memorial Scholarship
    Varies
    April 1 (College Applicants); May 1 (High School Seniors)
    Sponsor: Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors or high school graduates. Students must be current or past residents of Concord or Carlisle or have attended school in one of these towns. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have participated in high school music programs.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    34 Walden Street
    Unit 217
    Concord, MA 01742

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  • William J. Schergens Music Scholarship
    $1,000
    February 28
    Sponsor: Perry County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors or graduates of any Perry County high school. Students must be pursuing a degree in music (major or minor) or a degree in education with some emphasis in music. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing. Students must submit a 500-word essay stating their aspirations and educational goals, complete FAFSA or FAFSA4caster and submit an official grade transcript.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    817 12th Street
    P.O. Box 13
    Tell City, IN 47586

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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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  • Zetterberg Music Scholarship
    $950
    February 1
    Sponsor: Decatur County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Indiana.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    101 East Main Street
    Suite 1
    Greensburg, IN 47240

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