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For many musicians, the development of skills and knowledge about music begins way before college. Unlike many other majors, many students who plan to pursue a music degree have worked hard to perfect their skills well before entering a university’s music program. Deciding to continue this education shows a love for the art and a dedication to grow as a musician. If you wish to study music, don’t let the price tag of a college education stop you from pursuing your dreams. Scholarships for music majors can help cover the costs of tuition, books, room and board, fees, and more. Start with this directory of scholarships for music majors, and apply online. For even more scholarships, fill out a free Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Antonio Cirino Memorial Fellowship

This fellowship program is open to Rhode Island residents who need financial assistance to acquire education toward a master's or doctorate in order to pursue a teaching career in the arts. Applicants may not be a Rhode Island School of Design graduate or seeking a graduate degree from RISD.

Total: $12000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 26
2019

NFMC U.S. Armed Forces American Music Award

This music composition competition is open to members of the U.S. military (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, and National Guard). Entries are accepted in the following categories: solo works for piano, organ, strings, woodwinds, brass, or percussion; original works for band, orchestra, or chorus; original works for large or small ensembles or church music; American opera, American musical theater, or patriotic music; folk music, ethnic music, or jazz.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 1
2019

NFMC Lucile Parrish Ward Veteran's Award

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who are military veterans and pursuing a degree in the field of music. Preference will be given to veterans who served overseas.

Total: $2250 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 1
2019

Steven A. Parascandola Art Scholarship

This award is available to graduating seniors at John Jay High School in Wappingers Falls, New York. Applicants must plan to major in art.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 1
2019

Matheon Scholarship Fund

The Matheon Scholarship Fund accepts applications from current high school senior women in Dallas, Texas who plan to major in fine arts, science, or the humanities at a college or university in Texas. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.1 or higher and a combined math/verbal/writing SAT score of 1500 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  May 1
2019

Donna Vandiver Knapp Piano & Vocal Music Education Fund

The Donna Vandiver Knapp Piano & Vocal Music Education Fund provides scholarships for students at the University of Oklahoma College of Music who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Total: $4000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 1
2019

Paul Stephen Friedler Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Lewiston Maine who have an interest in music, science and/or philosophy.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 15
2019

National Young Artists Solo Competition

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who will be high school seniors in the fall of 2015. Students must play a woodwind instrument in their high school band, and must plan to major in music.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 17
2019

Roberta M. Born Scholarship

Graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate college students who are residents of Glynn County in Georgia are eligible to apply for this award. Studens must have a strong background and/or course of study in the arts and humanities.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 24
2019

Notes for Life Scholarship (College/Graduate)

The Notes for Life Scholarship Fund is available for undergraduate and graduate students in Boone County, Missouri, St. Louis County, Missouri or Klamath County, Oregon who are seeking to pursue additional education and development in instrumental music, singing, or dance.

Total: $1020 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 1
2019

Notes for Life Scholarship Fund (K-12)

The Notes for Life Scholarship Fund is available for K to 12 students in Boone County, Missouri, St. Louis County, Missouri or Klamath County, Oregon who is seeking to pursue additional education and development in instrumental music, singing, or dance.

Total: $1020 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 1
2019

Olivet College Gospel Choir Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who major in gospel choir at Olivet College in Michigan.

Total: $10000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  August 1
2019