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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.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

This award is open to students who are 8-18 years of age that reside in the United States and have not yet graduated from high school. Students must demonstrate exceptional musical achievement, unmet financial need, academic achievement, and strength of character.

Total: $10000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  October 1
2018

Mario Lanza Institute Scholarship Program

This scholarship competition is open to all students who are 21-28 years of age with a background in the study of vocal music. Students must attend preliminary auditions in Philadelphia, PA, to qualify for prizes.

Total: $2500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  October 6
2018

UNF Miyuki and Herbert Scheidel Classical Music Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are planning to attend the University of North Florida. Students must pursue a degree in classical music and meet the UNF Department of Music's entrance requirements. Students may qualify for this award based on academic merit or financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  October 15
2018

UNF Gray Scholarship

This award is available to U.S students who are planning to attend the University of North Florida as freshmen and major in a field within the College of Arts & Sciences. Students must have a UNF recalculated grade point average of 3.6 or higher and a SAT score of 1360 or higher or an ACT score of 28 or higher.

Total: $4000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  October 15
2018

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: $5000 Awards:  140
Deadline:  October 15
2018

Harvey Fellowship

This award is available for U.S. and international Christian graduate students. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement and commitment to Christian values.

Total: $12000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  November 1
2018

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
2018

Vittoria Periord Memorial HCC Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Hillsborough County who have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must plan to major in writing, archeology, or music at Hillsborough Community College.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2019

Bill Bendiner and Doug Morgenson Scholarship

This award is available for students who are U.S. citizens pursuing a career in human services, health sciences or visual arts. Eligible applicants must have been living in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska for at least one year. Preference is given to self-identified LGBT students, members of LGBT families, and straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBT community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Bill McKnight Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship is available for LGBT students and straight allies who are studying art or humanities at an accredited college or university in the U.S. Preference is given to students residing in Kitsap County or Bainbridge Island in Washington State.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Dennis Coleman Choral Conducting Scholarship

This award is available for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) students studying choral conducting with preference given to those committed to creating social change through music.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Gregori Jakovina Endowment Scholarship

This award is for students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT), or students who are children of GLBT parents. The student must be a resident of Oregon or Clark County, Washington and must be accepted to a postsecondary program in the arts.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 12
2019