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Many musicians develop their gift for playing music way before college. Maybe it starts with a piano lesson in first grade, an infatuation with guitar at 12, or playing a melody on a toy flute at 3. Musicians hear music in their head and it comes through in the instrument they play. Over time, dedicated musicians continue to develop their skills and knowledge of music. And it’s this dedication and love for the art that help push musicians to continue their education. 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. Take our Scholarship Match Quiz to find awards that match with your goals and interests.

Spotlight Awards Program

This awards program is open to international and U.S. high school students who reside in the following California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, or San Diego. Students must audition in one of the following categories: acting, ballet, non-classical dance, classical voice, non-classical voice, jazz instrumental, classical instrumental.

Total: $738

Awards: 141

Deadline: October 11, 2020

Lessons In Your Home

If you’re an aspiring or current musician, this scholarship is being offered to help fund your educational expenses.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: October 24, 2020

Dr. Robert Hawkins Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to U.S. and international students who are pursuing a degree in instrumental (band) music education.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: November 05, 2020

Marine Band Concerto Competition

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, is pleased to announce its 2021 Concerto Competition for High School Musicians. The winner will appear as a guest soloist with the U.S. Marine Band and receive a $2,500 scholarship from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. Second and third-place winners will receive $1,000 and $500 scholarships respectively.

Total: $4000

Awards: 3

Deadline: November 15, 2020

Grady-Rayam Prize in Sacred Music Competition – Upper Division

This vocal competition is open to U.S. college juniors and seniors who are enrolled and matriculating full time at a college or university in the continental United States. Entrants selected for the competition must perform two songs in the Negro spiritual genre; there are separate competitions for male and female vocalists.

Total: $3000

Awards: 2

Deadline: November 18, 2020

WBDI College Scholarship Program

This award is available to any female student who is enrolled in a university music curriculum pursuing a degree in music education with the intention of becoming a band director.

Total: $400

Awards: 4

Deadline: December 01, 2020

DePaul University Music Performance Scholarship

U.S. graduating high school seniors who plan to attend the DePaul University School of Music are considered for this award upon completing an audition for admissions.

Total: $38000

Awards: 4

Deadline: December 09, 2020

UR Richmond Scholars Program – Artist Scholars

This scholarship is available for U.S. and international high school seniors who plan to attend the University of Richmond. Students must display extraordinary artistic talent and plan to major or minor in the visual or performing arts.

Total: $20000

Awards: 6

Deadline: January 01, 2021

Arts Merit Scholarship

This award is available for students of the performing arts who are attending Bucknell University.

Total: $25000

Awards: 35

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Dear Jack Scholarship

The Dear Jack Scholarship is available for high school seniors and undergraduate students in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with cancer. Applicants must be majoring in music. Applications open Nov. 1 and close January 31 each year. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $16000

Awards: 5

Deadline: January 31, 2021

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