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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.

Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program - Art Major Category

This scholarship is open to California undergraduate students who are enrolled in an arts program/major (i.e., visual arts, dance, music, film, etc.) at an accredited California four-year institution. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $750 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 28
2019

Al Sanders Award for Music Studies

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Baltimore, MD who plan to major in music. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $3500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2019

Cal Grant C

This award is for U.S. undergraduate students who are residents of California pursuing a technical education at an eligible college or university in the state of California. Students must be enrolled in a vocational training program lasting from four to twenty-four months and must meet certain family income and asset requirements as set by the state of California.

Total: $3009 Awards:  7700
Deadline:  March 2
2019

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:  March 4
2019

Benny Goodman Foundation Scholarship

The Benny Goodman Scholarship is available for students at University of California or California State University who are majoring in music. Preference will be given to students who play clarinet. Click here to learn more and register to apply today!

Total: $3500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 8
2019

Jim and Margie Fegley Orchestral String Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Science in Music degree, or a music certificate (specifically in orchestral strings). Students must have been actively involved in his/her high school or college music program or a program outside of school, and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1100 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 15
2019

A. Ruth Hutchins Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are residents of Forsyth or Yadkin counties in North Carolina; preference will be given to students pursuing degrees in music or music ministry. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated financial need, leadership, service, and community involvement.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Claire Tillson Gladding Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high school seniors who attend a Forsyth County (NC) high school and reside in The Winston-Salem Foundation's service area. Students must: have been involved in and intend to remain involved in the area of fine arts or performing arts; have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; and must demonstrate financial need.

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

Douglas Gray Kimel Scholarship

This scholarship is open to residents of Forsyth County, NC, who plan to pursue an undergraduate degree in music. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and some financial need; preference is given to applicants who are Moravian and/or are studying to enter a church-related vocation.

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

Samuel Griffin Seawell and Patsy Moore Seawell Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students who are pursuing post-graduate degrees (i.e., master's and doctoral degrees or professional artist certificates) in a music- or arts-related discipline at a Piedmont Triad area (NC) institution. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Tripp Joye Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high school seniors who are residents of Forsyth County, NC, and plan to pursue a degree in music (preferably percussion). Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Charles S. North Scholarship for Music and Art

This award is available for U.S. students who are graduating from a high school in Dutchess County, New York. Applicants must plan to pursue a college degree in music, music education, art, or art education.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019