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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.

Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program (Bright Flight)

This award is available to Missouri high school seniors who are planning to attend an eligible Missouri postsecondary institution. The student must have completed the SAT or ACT assessment during the senior year of high school and score within the top five percent of the state.

Total: $3000 Awards:  8000
Deadline:  July 31
2019

Virginia E. Christakos Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, provided in honor of Virginia E. Christakos, is available to undergraduate students at Florida State College of Jacksonville who are enrolled in a visual or performing arts program.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 1
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

Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success

This award is available for U.S. and international undergraduate students who feel passionately about the career and educational path they are pursuing. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and submit an essay about his/her chosen profession.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 31
2019

Jazz Education Network (JEN) Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are 14 years of age or older that display an exceptional talent and potential in jazz performance and/or education or industry. Applicants must demonstrate potential for growth, artistic accomplishments, and leadership skills; university students must also demonstrate financial need.

Total: $3000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 15
2019

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Farmworkers

Students who are 16 years of age or older who are interested in pursuing the development of their talents in an art discipline may apply for this award. Students must have a history of movement to obtain work in agriculture.

Total: $2500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  November 1
2019

University of Oregon Staton Scholarship

This award is for U.S. students who will be incoming freshmen at the University of Oregon. Students must be residents of Oregon and must demonstrate extraordinary financial need.

Total: $6550 Awards:  12
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Columbia College of Missouri Talent Award

This award is for U.S. students who are planning to attend or are currently attending Columbia College of Missouri. Students must demonstrate talent in art, music, or athletics to be eligible for this award.

Total: $3000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 1
2020

BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship

This scholarship is open to current master's and doctoral students at select U.S. institutions who are degree candidates in one of the following majors: jazz and studio music, jazz composing and arranging, jazz performance, jazz performance and pedagogy, jazz studies, jazz studies and contemporary media. Students must submit three recordings of recent performances to enter.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Nashville Songwriting Scholarship

This songwriting competition is open to current full- and part-time students at U.S. colleges and universities who are 17 to 24 years of age as of the application deadline date. Students must submit an original song with lyrics and instrumentation in one of the following genres: Americana, blues, bluegrass, contemporary Christian, country, folk, and roots.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 1
2020